And here is the great gospel benefit, that whoever believes in Christ, shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life. they are condemned already; which speaks a certain condemnation; a present condemnation. This new birth is from heaven, ch. 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. 32 And # Is. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 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. Bible Language English. John 3:1-21.NIGHT INTERVIEW OF NICODEMUS WITH JESUS. 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. 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. 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. 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. He has said, Look and be saved, look and live; lift up the eyes of your faith to Christ crucified. 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. John 3:28 Context. 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 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. John 3:6 Or but spirit; John 3:7 The Greek is plural. 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. 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. In fact, Nicodemus immediately misconstrued what Christ meant, understanding His analogy on a purely physical level, as another literal birth. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven. 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? From all this is shown the happiness of true believers; he that believeth in Christ is not condemned. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? He shows the Author of this blessed change. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. 7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. God is the "HE THAT IS," and heaven is the dwelling-place of his holiness. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you. 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? Referring to Him as "Rabbi" was a gesture of respect. 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. 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. John's Rebuke of Herod. 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. Jesus Christ came to save us by pardoning us, that we might not die by the sentence of the law. 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. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 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. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven; John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. 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. 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. John 3:36 Context. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} Christ's stating of the doctrine and the necessity of regeneration, it should seem, made it not clearer to Nicodemus. 1 John 3:18 KJV. Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. John 3:15 Some interpreters end the quotation with verse 21. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? John 3:4; John 7:38 Read chapter in King James Version. 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. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 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. 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. 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. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. How great is the misery of unbelievers! It means that something is done in us, and for us, which we cannot do for ourselves. The wrath of God now fastens upon them; and their own hearts condemn them. It is not wrought by any wisdom or power of our own, but by the power of the blessed Spirit. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. The wind bloweth where it listeth for us; God directs it. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 33 He who has received His testimony # Rom. Read also the doom of those that would not know Christ. The Spirit sends his influences where, and when, on whom, and in what measure and degree, he pleases. John 3 King James Version << John 2 | John 3 | John 4 >> Jesus and Nicodemus. God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and so saving it. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. 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. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. New King James Version (NKJV) Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. A change in his whole character and conduct has taken place. John 7:38. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. Version. "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. Here, also, is the great gospel duty, to believe in Jesus Christ. 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. can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? "22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. 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. 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. See the powerful remedy against this fatal malady. 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. #1:13|, and its tendency is to heaven. Though the causes are hidden, the effects are plain, when the soul is brought to mourn for sin, and to breathe after Christ. Sinful works are works of darkness. 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. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He whom we offended is our Peace, and the way of applying for a cure is by believing. And though now he came by night, yet afterward he owned Christ publicly. 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. We are shapen in iniquity, which makes it necessary that our nature be changed. When religion is out of fashion, there are many Nicodemites. 53:1, 3; John 3:11; 15:15 what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. Christ is hated, because sin is loved. 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. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. The love of God is shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost, and is become the commanding principle of his actions. (22-36)1-8 Nicodemus was afraid, or ashamed to be seen with Christ, therefore came in the night. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. 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 … 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 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