1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons … But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. #1:13|, and its tendency is to heaven. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a subject to which the world is very averse; it is, however, the grand concern, in comparison with which every thing else is but trifling. We must have a new nature, new principles, new affections, new aims. Jesus Christ came to save us by healing us, as the children of Israel, stung with fiery serpents, were cured and lived by looking up to the brazen serpent, #Nu 21:6-9|. We are not to marvel at this; for, when we consider the holiness of God, the depravity of our nature, and the happiness set before us, we shall not think it strange that so much stress is laid upon this. 3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. This one-sentence summary of the gospel is the most famous portion of Christian Scripture, and probably the most often-memorized and often-quoted portion of any holy text in human history. It springs from the enmity of the heart of man to God, from love of sin in some form. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} Though he has been a great sinner, yet he is not dealt with according to what his sins deserve. (1-21) The baptism of John of Christ John's testimony. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. Luke 2 Luke 4 Luke 3:38 New King James Version (NKJV) 38 the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven. Christ is plainly set forth to us in the gospel. "But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison,"--Luke iii. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. No stronger expression could have been chosen to signify a great and most remarkable change of state and character. #11-13|, shows the folly of those who make these things strange unto them; and it recommends us to search them out. He desires to know what the will of God is, and to do it, though against his own worldly interest. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Christ is hated, because sin is loved. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. The wrath of God now fastens upon them; and their own hearts condemn them. It is then further explained by the Lord Jesus. 26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 3:4; 1 John 5:10 has certified that God is true. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. The wicked world keep as far from this light as they can, lest their deeds should be reproved. (1-21) The baptism of John of Christ John's testimony. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. If they had not hated saving knowledge, they would not sit down contentedly in condemning ignorance. 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. if after a few mornings and evenings spent in unthinking mirth, carnal pleasure, and riot, we die in our sins, and lie down in sorrow? John 3:34 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 3:34, NIV: "For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit." John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven; John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. John 3 King James Version << John 2 | John 3 | John 4 >> Jesus and Nicodemus. 3 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Something is wrong, whereby such a life begins as shall last for ever. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Perhaps no other doctrine more clearly exposes the effectiveness and thoroughness of Satan's deception of the whole world (Revelation 12:9).Jesus plainly states in John 3:13, "No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of man who is in heaven." 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. John 4:38 (King James Version) Deuteronomy 1:8 (Read all of Deuteronomy 1 ) Behold , I have set the land before you : go in and possess the land which the Lord If any so far slight either their disease by sin, or the method of cure by Christ, as not to receive Christ upon his own terms, their ruin is upon their own heads. they are condemned already; which speaks a certain condemnation; a present condemnation. Referring to Him as "Rabbi" was a gesture of respect. It is not wrought by any wisdom or power of our own, but by the power of the blessed Spirit. John 3:1-8. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. Nicodemus--In this member of the Sanhedrim sincerity and timidity are seen struggling together.. 2. came to Jesus by night--One of those superficial "believers" mentioned in John 2:23 John 2:24, yet inwardly craving further satisfaction, Nicodemus comes to Jesus in quest of it, but comes "by night" (see John 19:38 John … And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. What does it signify though we are well able to act our parts in life, in every other respect, if at last we hear from the Supreme Judge, "Depart from me, I know you not, ye workers of iniquity? 29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. Christ's discourse of gospel truths, ver. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. John 3:4; John 7:38 Read chapter in King James Version. John 3:28 Context. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … John 7:38 KJV. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. 26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. What member of the Jewish ruling council questions Jesus about the meaning of being born again? New King James Version (NKJV) A change in his whole character and conduct has taken place. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. God is the "HE THAT IS," and heaven is the dwelling-place of his holiness. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. King James Version (KJV), KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival, KJV, Holy Bible, Larger Print, Paperback, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. 38 Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture has said: ‘Streams of living water will flow from within him.’” 39 He was speaking about the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. 18:18; John 7:16 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit # John 1:16 by measure. "22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. To which what follows is a great encouragement; as the Scripture hath said: He has said, Look and be saved, look and live; lift up the eyes of your faith to Christ crucified. (22-36)1-8 Nicodemus was afraid, or ashamed to be seen with Christ, therefore came in the night. 3 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. In this verse, Jesus introduces a second facet of the Kingdom of God, teaching that a person can enter into it, as well as that one must be "born again" to bring about the entrance.The question arises, "How long must one wait before entering it?" KJV: King James Version . 32 And # Is. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21. Cancel. Thus the things of the Spirit of God are foolishness to the natural man. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. He shows the Author of this blessed change. When religion is out of fashion, there are many Nicodemites. 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. What Christ speak, Nicodemus misunderstood, as if there had been no other way of regenerating and new-moulding an immortal soul, than by new-framing the body. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. Question: "Does John 3:5 teach that baptism is necessary for salvation?" He did not talk with Christ about state affairs, though he was a ruler, but about the concerns of his own soul and its salvation, and went at once to them. God so loved the world; so really, so richly. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. Bible Language English. 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Preached May 15, 1853. Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. Sinful works are works of darkness. He that believeth on me Which explains what is meant by coming to Christ, and drinking; for these acts are no other than for a man to go out of himself to Christ, and live by faith on him, and his grace. In fact, Nicodemus immediately misconstrued what Christ meant, understanding His analogy on a purely physical level, as another literal birth. John knew that Jesus came from heaven as the Son of God, while he was a sinful, mortal man, who could only speak about the more plain subjects of religion. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. Notice that verse 38 defines the term "Rabbi" for the reader, something John does often in this gospel. can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? As the scripture hath said - This is a difficult expression, from the fact that no such expression as follows is to be found literally in the Old Testament. Ask awakened consciences, ask damned sinners, they will tell you, that how charming soever the allurements of sin may be, at the last it bites like a serpent. The love of God is shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost, and is become the commanding principle of his actions. But he acknowledged his ignorance, which shows a desire to be better informed. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. How great is the sin of unbelievers! John 3:6 Or but spirit; John 3:7 The Greek is plural. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. JOHN'S REBUKE OF HEROD. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Behold and wonder, that the great God should love such a worthless world! And until we have grace to do this, we shall not be cured, but still are wounded with the stings of Satan, and in a dying state. 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. When religion is out of fashion, there are many Nicodemites. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … Version. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and. Answer: As with any single verse or passage, we discern what it teaches by first filtering it through what we know the Bible teaches on the subject at hand. John 3:5. Our works are good when the will of God is the rule of them, and the glory of God the end of them; when they are done in his strength, and for his sake; to him, and not to men. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. It means that something is done in us, and for us, which we cannot do for ourselves. 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? The regenerating work of the Holy Spirit is compared to water. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. Not that all those, and those only, that are baptized, are saved; but without that new birth which is wrought by the Spirit, and signified by baptism, none shall be subjects of the kingdom of heaven. Our Saviour spoke of the necessity and nature of regeneration or the new birth, and at once directed Nicodemus to the source of holiness of the heart. Everlasting life could only be had by faith in Him, and might be thus obtained; whereas all those, who believe not in the Son of God, cannot partake of salvation, but the wrath of God for ever rests upon them.Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. KJV: King James Version . How great is the misery of unbelievers! Read verse in King James Version On the other hand, renewed hearts bid this light welcome. Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? John 7:38. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you. John 3:8 Context 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and ofthe Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. The Spirit sends his influences where, and when, on whom, and in what measure and degree, he pleases. It could not be saved, but through him; there is no salvation in any other. So long as he continues under a load of unforgiven guilt, there can be little else than slavish fear of God; but when his doubts are done away, when he sees the righteous ground whereon this forgiveness is built, he rests on it as his own, and is united to God by unfeigned love. 26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. See the powerful remedy against this fatal malady. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Here is God's love in giving his Son for the world. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. John 3:3 The Greek for again also means from above; also in verse 7. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. Bible Language English. A good man acts truly and sincerely in all he does. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? Version. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. The teaching on the born-again doctrine—found primarily in John 3 but expanded by Paul, Peter, and John in later writings—has been prone to misunderstanding since Jesus Christ spoke to Nicodemus about it nearly two thousand years ago. New book: finding faith and motivation to lose weight. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. He also knew that Jesus would increase in honour and influence, for of his government and peace there would be no end, while he himself would be less followed. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? 53:1, 3; John 3:11; 15:15 what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Living Water 37 On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and called out in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Read also the doom of those that would not know Christ. Christ's stating of the doctrine and the necessity of regeneration, it should seem, made it not clearer to Nicodemus. John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John's Rebuke of Herod. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy. We cannot otherwise expect any benefit by Christ; it is necessary to our happiness here and hereafter. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. If, however, we remember that John the Baptist is the speaker, and that he had seen “the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and coming upon Him” (see Note on Matthew 3:16, and comp. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and so saving it. The wind bloweth where it listeth for us; God directs it. 34 # Deut. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. In this observe the deadly and destructive nature of sin. The knowledge of this must be from above, and can be received by faith alone. 3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 19, 20. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. (22-36) Commentary on John 3:1-8 (Read John 3:1-8) Nicodemus was afraid, or ashamed to be seen with Christ, therefore came in the night. We must be entirely different from what we were before, as that which begins to be at any time, is not, and cannot be the same with that which was before. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. 23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. John 3:13. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Here is gospel, good news indeed. What does it signify though we have food to eat in plenty, and variety of raiment to put on, if we are not born again? Here, also, is the great gospel duty, to believe in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is every way able to reveal the will of God to us; for he came down from heaven, and yet is in heaven. And here is the great gospel benefit, that whoever believes in Christ, shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. By our first birth we were corrupt, shapen in sin; therefore we must be made new creatures. This chapter contains the most recognizable verse in the entire Bible, John 3:16. 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? It is a great change made in the heart of a sinner, by the power of the Holy Spirit. John 3:36 Context. Jesus Christ came to save us by pardoning us, that we might not die by the sentence of the law. John and Andrew are very cautious towards Jesus. 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. John 3:34, KJV: "For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him." The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. It is also probable that Christ had reference to the ordinance of baptism. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. The same word signifies both the wind and the Spirit. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 1, 2. We are shapen in iniquity, which makes it necessary that our nature be changed. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. Barnes's John 7:38 Bible Commentary He that believeth on me - He that acknowledges me as the Messiah, and trusts in me for salvation. We have here a notice of Christ's two distinct natures in one person, so that while he is the Son of man, yet he is in heaven. And though now he came by night, yet afterward he owned Christ publicly. such passages as Luke 11:13, and in this Gospel John 14:16; John 15:26), we shall still interpret the words in the sense which our version gives. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind. And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, … Asking Jesus where He was staying suggests that John and Andrew didn't expect to talk much with Him, right then and there. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. But though he came by night, Jesus bid him welcome, and hereby taught us to encourage good beginnings, although weak. He whom we offended is our Peace, and the way of applying for a cure is by believing. Cancel. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. CHAPTER 3. Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” John 6 John 8 John 7:37-38 King James Version (KJV) 37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. God having given him to be our Prophet, Priest, and King, we must give up ourselves to be ruled, and taught, and saved by him. This new birth is from heaven, ch. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. God sent One to save us, that was dearest to himself; and shall he not be dearest to us? Though the causes are hidden, the effects are plain, when the soul is brought to mourn for sin, and to breathe after Christ. 33 He who has received His testimony # Rom. 1 John 3:18 KJV. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Birth is the beginning of life; to be born again, is to begin to live anew, as those who have lived much amiss, or to little purpose. John 3:1-21.NIGHT INTERVIEW OF NICODEMUS WITH JESUS. 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