John 3:1
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English Standard Version
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

King James Bible
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

American Standard Version
Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

Douay-Rheims Bible
AND there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

English Revised Version
Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

Webster's Bible Translation
There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

Weymouth New Testament
Now there was one of the Pharisees whose name was Nicodemus--a ruler among the Jews.

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Vincent's Word Studies

A man

With a reference to the last word of the previous chapter. The interview with Nicodemus is, apart from the important truth which it embodies, an illustration of Christ's knowledge of what was in man. Godet truthfully observes that John reminds us by the word ἄνθρωπος (man), that Nicodemus was a specimen of the race which Jesus knew so well.

Named Nicodemus

Literally, Nicodemus, the name unto him. The name means conqueror of the people (νὶκη, victory, and δῆμος, people), though some give it a Hebrew derivation meaning innocent blood.

A ruler

A member of the Sanhedrim.

John 3:1 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, Are you a master of Israel, and know not these things?

John 7:47-49 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived...

Cross References
Luke 23:13
Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,

John 7:26
And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ?

John 7:48
Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?

John 7:50
Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them,

John 19:39
Nicodemus also, who earlier had come to Jesus by night, came bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds in weight.

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