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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:
Young's Literal Translation
And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews,
John 3:1 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
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.
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 member of the Sanhedrim.
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