John 7:50
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New International Version
Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked,

New Living Translation
Then Nicodemus, the leader who had met with Jesus earlier, spoke up.

English Standard Version
Nicodemus, who had gone to him before, and who was one of them, said to them,

Berean Study Bible
Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier, and who himself was one of them, asked,

Berean Literal Bible
Nicodemus, the one having come to Him, the former being one of them, says to them,

New American Standard Bible
Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them,

King James Bible
Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Nicodemus--the one who came to Him previously, being one of them--said to them, "

International Standard Version
One of their own, Nicodemus (the man who had previously met with Jesus), asked them,

NET Bible
Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus before and who was one of the rulers, said,

New Heart English Bible
Nicodemus (he who came to him before, being one of them) said to them,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Nicodemus said to them ( he is one of them who had come to Yeshua at night ):

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One of those Pharisees was Nicodemus, who had previously visited Jesus. Nicodemus asked them,

New American Standard 1977
Nicodemus said to them (he who came to Him before, being one of them),

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nicodemus said unto them (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them),

King James 2000 Bible
Nicodemus said unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)

American King James Version
Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)

American Standard Version
Nicodemus saith unto them (he that came to him before, being one of them),

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to him by night, who was one of them:)

Darby Bible Translation
Nicodemus says to them (being one of themselves),

English Revised Version
Nicodemus saith unto them (he that came to him before, being one of them),

Webster's Bible Translation
Nicodemus saith to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them)

Weymouth New Testament
Nicodemus interposed--he who had formerly gone to Jesus, being himself one of them.

World English Bible
Nicodemus (he who came to him by night, being one of them) said to them,

Young's Literal Translation
Nicodemus saith unto them -- he who came by night unto him -- being one of them,
Study Bible
Unbelief of the Jewish Leaders
49But this crowd that does not know the Law, they are under a curse.” 50Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier, and who himself was one of them, asked, 51“Does our Law convict a man without first hearing from him to determine what he has done?”…
Cross References
John 3:1
Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews.

John 7:49
But this crowd that does not know the Law, they are under a curse."

John 19:39
Nicodemus, who had previously come to Jesus at night, also brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.
Treasury of Scripture

Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)

he that.

John 3:1,2 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews…

John 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by …

to Jesus. Gr. to him.

(50) On the character of Nicodemus, see Notes on John 3. His position here is that of a friend of Jesus, who still does not dare to declare himself His open follower.

He that came to Jesus by night.--Comp. Note on John 3:2. The better reading here is, probably, he that came to Him before.

Being one of them contains the answer to their question, "Hath any one (as above) of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on Him?" (John 7:48).

Verses 50, 51. - They were hardly prepared for what followed; for one of their own order, one of their "rulers," "the teacher of Israel," a chief among the Pharisees, opens his lips to speak to them, and to call for a halt in their rash proceedings. He did not go far, but he directed attention to a fundamental principle of that very "Law" which the Pharisaic party were ignoring. Nicodemus saith to them (he who came to him formerly, although being one of them). The parenthesis shows the author's strong recollection of the scene (John 3:1, etc.), when the Lord had opened to his own mind, as well as to Nicodemus, the mystery of the kingdom, and the need of that very Spirit's power to which (John knew when he wrote that) the Lord was referring in his great discourse. Nicodemus had not proclaimed his own discipleship, but he meant to cover and shield the enthusiastic crowd from the sting of the cruel condemnation of this Pharisaic junta. Doth our Law judge a man except it have first heard from himself, and have come to know what he doeth? (Exodus 23:1 margin, "Thou shalt not receive a false report;" Deuteronomy 1:16, "Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother"). The Law is here personified in the person of the judge. The process is not followed by this hasty ex parte statement. The Law is traversed by this forgetfulness of the first principle of justice as between man and man. They might have rejoined that they did know the teaching and the work of Jesus. They had been following him by their representatives, and were now witnesses of his extraordinary assumptions, and had evidence enough on which to proceed. The retort which they made is sufficient proof of the defective and passion-blinded method of their own procedure. Moreover, it shows that the prophetic rank assigned to the Lord Jesus was the main question in the mind of Nicodemus and his Pharisaic companions. The rules for the judgment of a prophet were stringent, and no attempt had been made to put these prophetic claims to the test (Deuteronomy 18:19-22). Moreover, they ran off upon an utterly false tack, and were not free from inaccuracy in their solemn appeal to Holy Scripture. Nicodemus saith unto them,.... To the Jewish sanhedrim, who were running down Christ, and his followers, in great wrath and fury:

he that came to Jesus by night; see John 3:1;

being one of them; a member of the sanhedrim. 50-53. Nicodemus—reappearing to us after nearly three years' absence from the history, as a member of the council, probably then sitting.7:40-53 The malice of Christ's enemies is always against reason, and sometimes the staying of it cannot be accounted for. Never any man spake with that wisdom, and power, and grace, that convincing clearness, and that sweetness, wherewith Christ spake. Alas, that many, who are for a time restrained, and who speak highly of the word of Jesus, speedily lose their convictions, and go on in their sins! People are foolishly swayed by outward motives in matters of eternal moment, are willing even to be damned for fashion's sake. As the wisdom of God often chooses things which men despise, so the folly of men commonly despises those whom God has chosen. The Lord brings forward his weak and timid disciples, and sometimes uses them to defeat the designs of his enemies.
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