John 3:30
Parallel Verses
New International Version
He must become greater; I must become less."

King James Bible
He must increase, but I must decrease.

Darby Bible Translation
He must increase, but I must decrease.

World English Bible
He must increase, but I must decrease.

Young's Literal Translation
'Him it behoveth to increase, and me to become less;

John 3:30 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He must increase - His present success is but the beginning of a most glorious and universal spread of righteousness, peace, truth, and good will among men.

I must decrease - My baptism and teaching, as pointing out the coming Messiah, must cease; because the Messiah is now come, and has entered publicly on the work of his glorious ministry.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

must increase.

Psalm 72:17-19 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him...

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it...

Isaiah 53:2,3,12 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness...

Daniel 2:34,35,44,45 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image on his feet that were of iron and clay...

Matthew 13:31-33 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took...

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

but.

Acts 13:36,37 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption...

1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

2 Corinthians 3:7-11 But if the ministration of death, written and engraved in stones, was glorious...

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead...

Hebrews 3:2-6 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house...

Library
Notes on the Third Century
Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

March 31 Evening
What communion hath light with darkness?--II COR. 6:14. Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.--Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Darkness hath blinded his eyes.--Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. The dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.--Love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 19 Morning
Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.--HEB. 12:14. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.--There shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth.--There is no spot in thee. Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.--As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

January 16 Morning
It pleased the Father, that in him should all fulness dwell.--COL. 1:19. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.--God hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.--Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cross References
John 3:29
The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.

John 3:31
The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.

Jump to Previous
Behoveth Decrease Greater Grow Increase Less
Jump to Next
Behoveth Decrease Greater Grow Increase Less
Links
John 3:30 NIV
John 3:30 NLT
John 3:30 ESV
John 3:30 NASB
John 3:30 KJV

John 3:30 Bible Apps
John 3:30 Biblia Paralela
John 3:30 Chinese Bible
John 3:30 French Bible
John 3:30 German Bible

John 3:30 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
John 3:29
Top of Page
Top of Page