New American Standard Bible
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:
Darby Bible Translation
But there was a man from among the Pharisees, his name Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
World English Bible
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,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A man of the Pharisees - A Pharisee. See the notes at Matthew 3:7.
Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews - One of the "Sanhedrin," or great council of the nation. He is twice mentioned after this as being friendly to our Saviour; in the first instance as advocating his cause, and defending him against the unjust suspicion of the Jews John 7:50, and in the second instance as one who came to aid in embalming his body, John 19:39. It will be recollected that the design of John in writing this gospel was to show that Jesus was the Messiah. To do this he here adduces the testimony of one of the rulers of the Jews, who early became convinced of it, and who retained the belief of it until the death of Jesus.
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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 3:16. God . . . hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: …
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Pilate summoned the chief priests and the rulers and the people,
"Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they?
"No one of the rulers or Pharisees has believed in Him, has he?
Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them,
Nicodemus, who had first come to Him by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weight.
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