John 3:1

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of þe Iewes:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now there was among the Pharisees a man named Nicodemus, who was one of the rulers of the Jews.
- Basic English Bible

But there was a man from among the Pharisees, his name Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;
- Darby Bible

There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
- Webster's Bible

Now there was one of the Pharisees whose name was Nicodemus--a ruler among the Jews.
- Weymouth Bible

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
- World English Bible

And there was a man of the Farisees, Nychodeme bi name, a prince of the Jewis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And there was a man of the Pharisees, Nicodemus his name, a ruler of the Jews,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:1


3:1 A ruler - One of the great council.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:1


Joh 3:1 Christ and Nicodemus SUMMARY OF JOHN 3: The Ruler Seeking Jesus by Night. The Necessity of a New Birth of Water and of the Spirit. The Son of Man to Be Lifted Up. The Love of God for Man. Condemnation for Unbelief. John at Aenon. John's Testimony. There was a man . . . named Nicodemus. Nicodemus is named only three times by John, and not elsewhere; (1) here; (2) in Joh 7:50, where he protests against condemning Jesus unheard; and (3) in Joh 19:39, where he aids Joseph of Arimathea in the burial of Jesus. Of the Pharisees, . . . a ruler of the Jews. He was a Pharisee, a member of the Sanhedrin (a ruler), and "a master of Israel" (a rabbi) (Joh 3:10).

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