Referring to Him as "Rabbi" was a gesture of respect. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? (1-21) The baptism of John of Christ John's testimony. Version. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. KJV: King James Version . God so loved the world; so really, so richly. John 3 King James Version << John 2 | John 3 | John 4 >> Jesus and Nicodemus. Question: "Does John 3:5 teach that baptism is necessary for salvation?" 19, 20. 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. 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 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. Many think that cannot be proved, which they cannot believe. 1, 2. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. He desires to know what the will of God is, and to do it, though against his own worldly interest. 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 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. 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. KJV: King James Version . From all this is shown the happiness of true believers; he that believeth in Christ is not condemned. 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. Though he has been a great sinner, yet he is not dealt with according to what his sins deserve. But he acknowledged his ignorance, which shows a desire to be better informed. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and. 24 For John was not yet cast into prison. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? Asking Jesus where He was staying suggests that John and Andrew didn't expect to talk much with Him, right then and there. 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. 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. 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. "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. New book: finding faith and motivation to lose weight. 12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 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. John 3:8 The Greek for Spirit is the same as that for wind. 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. 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. 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. He whom we offended is our Peace, and the way of applying for a cure is by believing. John 3:1-8. 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?" 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. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … 22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. 1 The elder unto the wellbeloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth. Cancel. 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. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. 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? John's Rebuke of Herod. 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. 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Read verse in King James Version How great is the misery of unbelievers! they are condemned already; which speaks a certain condemnation; a present condemnation. 21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. Christ is plainly set forth to us in the gospel. 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. 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. 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. (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. (1-21) The baptism of John of Christ John's testimony. 30 He must increase, but I must decrease. 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. The wicked world keep as far from this light as they can, lest their deeds should be reproved. It is also probable that Christ had reference to the ordinance of baptism. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 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. 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. (22-36)1-8 Nicodemus was afraid, or ashamed to be seen with Christ, therefore came in the night. 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. And here is the great gospel benefit, that whoever believes in Christ, shall not perish, but shall have everlasting life. And though now he came by night, yet afterward he owned Christ publicly. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 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. 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. CHAPTER 3. 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. 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|. 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. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 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. 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. John 3:13 Some manuscripts Man, who is in heaven; John 3:14 The Greek for lifted up also means exalted. 1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons … Christ's stating of the doctrine and the necessity of regeneration, it should seem, made it not clearer to Nicodemus. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 3:4; 1 John 5:10 has certified that God is true. John 7:38 KJV. This chapter contains the most recognizable verse in the entire Bible, John 3:16. 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. Christ is hated, because sin is loved. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? God sent One to save us, that was dearest to himself; and shall he not be dearest to us? 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. It is then further explained by the Lord Jesus. He has said, Look and be saved, look and live; lift up the eyes of your faith to Christ crucified. Christ's discourse with Nicodemus. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he … can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Read also the doom of those that would not know Christ. Sinful works are works of darkness. 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. God is the "HE THAT IS," and heaven is the dwelling-place of his holiness. 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. 53:1, 3; John 3:11; 15:15 what He has seen and heard, that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. 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. It springs from the enmity of the heart of man to God, from love of sin in some form. 23 And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. 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. 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. 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. 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. The words of God are foolishness to the ordinance of baptism Ye believe, if I have told you things... 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