John 7:50
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,

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

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

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

NASB 1995
Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them,

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

Amplified Bible
Nicodemus (the one who came to Jesus before and was one of them) asked,

Christian Standard Bible
Nicodemus —the one who came to him previously and who was one of them—said to them,

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Nicodemus was there at the time. He was a member of the council, and was the same one who had earlier come to see Jesus. He said,

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

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

Good News Translation
One of the Pharisees there was Nicodemus, the man who had gone to see Jesus before. He said to the others,

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

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

Literal Standard Version
Nicodemus says to them—he who came by night to Him—being one of 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,

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

to Jesus.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Nicodemus,
Νικόδημος (Nikodēmos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3530: Nicodemus, a member of the Sanhedrin. From nikos and demos; victorious among his people; Nicodemus, an Israelite.

who
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

had gone
ἐλθὼν (elthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

[Jesus]
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

earlier,
πρότερον (proteron)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's 4386: Formerly, before. Neuter of proteros as adverb; previously.

[and who himself] was
ὢν (ōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

one
εἷς (heis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

of
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

them,
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

asked,
Λέγει (Legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.


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