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The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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1Christ teaches Nicodemus the necessity of regeneration,
14of faith in his death,
16the great love of God towards the world,
18and the condemnation for unbelief.
22Jesus baptizes in Judea.
23The baptism, witness, and doctrine of John concerning Christ.
 
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Chapter 3

Verse 1
There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:


10; 7:47-49

Verse 2
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
came
7:50,51; 12:42,43; 19:38,39; Judges 6:27; Isaiah 51:7; Philippians 1:14
Rabbi
26; 1:38; 20:16
we know
Matthew 22:16; Mark 12:14
for
5:36; 7:31; 9:16,30-33; 11:47,48; 12:37; 15:24; Acts 2:22; 4:16,17; Acts 10:38

Verse 3
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Verily
1:51; Matthew 5:18; 2 Corinthians 1:19,20; Revelation 3:14
Except
5,6; 1:13; Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 2:1; Titus 3:5; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:3,23-25; 1 John 2:29; 3:9; 5:1,18
again
or, from above.
James 1:17; 3:17
he cannot
5; 1:5; 12:40; Deuteronomy 29:4; Jeremiah 5:21; Matthew 13:11-16; 16:17; 2 Corinthians 4:4

Verse 4
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
How
3; 4:11,12; 6:53,60; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2:14

Verse 5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
born
3; Isaiah 44:3,4; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 5:26; Titus 3:4-7; 1 Peter 1:2; 3:21; 1 John 5:6-8
and of
1:13; Romans 8:2; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 6:11; 1 John 2:29; 5:1,6-8
cannot
Matthew 5:20; 18:3; 28:19; Luke 13:3,5,24; Acts 2:38; 3:19; Romans 14:17; 2 Corinthians 5:17,18; Galatians 6:15; Ephesians 2:4-10; 2 Thessalonians 2:13,14

Verse 6
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
born of the flesh
Genesis 5:3; 6:5,12; Job 14:4; 15:14-16; 25:4; Psalms 51:10; Romans 7:5,18,25; Romans 8:1,4,5-9,13; 1 Corinthians 15:47-49; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:16-21,24; Ephesians 2:3; Colossians 2:11
that
Ezekiel 11:19,20; 36:26,27; Romans 8:5,9; 1 Corinthians 6:17; Galatians 5:17; 1 John 3:9

Verse 7
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
Marvel
12; 5:28; 6:61-63
Ye
3; Job 15:14; Matthew 13:33-35; Romans 3:9-19; 9:22-25; 12:1,2; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 1:12; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:14-16,22; Revelation 21:27
again
or, from above.

Verse 8
The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
wind
Job 37:10-13,16,17,21-23; Psalms 107:25,29; Ecclesiastes 11:4,5; Ezekiel 37:9; Acts 2:2; 4:31; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 12:11
so
1:13; Isaiah 55:9-13; Mark 4:26-29; Luke 6:43,44; 1 Corinthians 2:11; 1 John 2:29; 3:8,9

Verse 9
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
How
4; 6:52,60; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 42:16; Mark 8:24,25; Luke 1:34

Verse 10
Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Art
Isaiah 9:16; 29:10-12; 56:10; Jeremiah 8:8,9; Matthew 11:25; 15:14; 22:29
and knowest
Deuteronomy 10:16; 30:6; 1 Chronicles 29:19; Psalms 51:6,10; 73:1; Isaiah 11:6-9; 66:7-9; Jeremiah 31:33; 32:39,40; Ezekiel 11:19; 18:31,32; 36:25-27; 37:23,24; Romans 2:28; Philippians 3:3; Colossians 2:11

Verse 11
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
verily
3,5
We speak
13,32-34; 1:18; 7:16; 8:14,28,29,38; 12:49; 14:24; Isaiah 55:4; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; 1 John 1:1-3; 5:6-12; Revelation 1:5; 3:14
ye
32; 1:11; 5:31-40,43; 12:37,38; Isaiah 50:2; 53:1; 65:2; Matthew 23:37; Acts 22:18; 28:23-27; 2 Corinthians 4:4

Verse 12
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
earthly
3,5,8; 1 Corinthians 3:1,2; Hebrews 5:11; 1 Peter 2:1-3
heavenly
13-17,31-36; 1:1-14; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 4:10

Verse 13
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
no man
1:18; 6:46; Deuteronomy 30:12; Proverbs 30:4; Acts 2:34; Romans 10:6; Ephesians 4:9
but
6:33,38,51,62; 8:42; 13:3; 16:28-30; 17:5; 1 Corinthians 15:47
even
1:18; Matthew 28:20; Mark 16:19,20; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:23; 4:10

Verse 14
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
as
Numbers 21:7-9; 2 Kings 18:4
even
8:28; 12:32-34; Psalms 22:16; Matthew 26:54; Luke 18:31-33; 24:20,26,27,44-46; Acts 2:23; 4:27,28

Verse 15
That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
whosoever
16,36; 1:12; 6:40,47; 11:25,26; 12:44-46; 20:31; Isaiah 45:22; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:37; 16:30,31; Romans 5:1,2; 10:9-14; Galatians 2:16,20; Hebrews 7:25; 10:39; 1 John 5:1,11-13
not
5:24; 10:28-30; Matthew 18:11; Luke 19:10; Acts 13:41; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 4:3
eternal
17:2,3; Romans 5:21; 6:22,23; 1 John 2:25; 5:13,20

Verse 16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God
Luke 2:14; Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Titus 3:4; 1 John 4:9,10,19
gave
1:14,18; Genesis 22:12; Mark 12:6; Romans 5:10; 8:32
that whosoever
15; Matthew 9:13; 1 Timothy 1:15,16

Verse 17
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
God
5:45; 8:15,16; 12:47,48; Luke 9:56
but
1:29; 6:40; Isaiah 45:21-23; 49:6,7; 53:10-12; Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 1:23; 18:11; Matthew 1:23; 18:11; Luke 2:10,11; 19:10; 1 Timothy 2:5,6; 1 John 2:2; 4:14

Verse 18
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
is not
36; 5:24; 6:40,47; 20:31; Romans 5:1; 8:1,34; 1 John 5:12
he that believeth not
Mark 16:16; Hebrews 2:3; 12:25; 1 John 5:10

Verse 19
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
this
1:4,9-11; 8:12; 9:39-41; 15:22-25; Matthew 11:20-24; Luke 10:11-16; 12:47; Romans 1:32; 2 Corinthians 2:15,16; 2 Thessalonians 2:12; Hebrews 3:12,13
because
5:44; 7:17; 8:44,45; 10:26,27; 12:43; Isaiah 30:9-12; Luke 16:14; Acts 24:21-26; Romans 2:8; 1 Peter 2:8; 2 Peter 3:3

Verse 20
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
every
7:7; 1 Kings 22:8; Job 24:13-17; Psalms 50:17; Proverbs 1:29; 4:18; 5:12; 15:12; Amos 5:10,11; Luke 11:45; James 1:23-25
reproved
or, discovered.
Ephesians 5:12,13

Verse 21
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
he that
1:47; 5:39; Psalms 1:1-3; 119:80,105; 139:23,24; Isaiah 8:20; Acts 17:11,12; 1 John 1:6
that his
15:4,5; Isaiah 26:12; Hosea 14:8; 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 1:12; Galatians 5:22,23; 6:8; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11; 2:13; Colossians 1:29; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 1:22; 2 Peter 1:5-10; 1 John 2:27-29; 4:12,13,15,16; Revelation 3:1,2,15
they are
3 John 1:11

Verse 22
After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
these
2:13; 4:3; 7:3
and baptized
26; 4:1,2

Verse 23
And John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
near
Genesis 33:18
Shalem
1 Samuel 9:4
Shalim
much
Jeremiah 51:13; Ezekiel 19:10; 43:2; Revelation 1:15; 14:2; 19:6
and they
Matthew 3:5,6; Mark 1:4,5; Luke 3:7

Verse 24
For John was not yet cast into prison.
Matthew 4:12; 14:3; Mark 6:17; Luke 3:19,20; 9:7-9

Verse 25
Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
about
2:6; Matthew 3:11; Mark 7:2-5,8; Hebrews 6:2; 9:10,13,14,23; 1 Peter 3:21

Verse 26
And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
he that
Numbers 11:26-29; Ecclesiastes 4:4; 1 Corinthians 3:3-5; Galatians 5:20,21; 6:12,13; James 3:14-18; James 4:5,6
to whom
1:7,15,26-36
and all
1:7,9; 11:48; 12:19; Psalms 65:2; Isaiah 45:23; Acts 19:26,27

Verse 27
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
A man
Numbers 16:9-11; 17:5; 1 Chronicles 28:4,5; Jeremiah 1:5; 17:16; Amos 7:15; Matthew 25:15; Mark 13:34; Romans 1:5; 12:6; 1 Corinthians 1:1; 2:12-14; 3:5; 4:7; 12:11; 15:10; Galatians 1:1; Ephesians 1:1; 3:7,8; 1 Timothy 2:7; James 1:17; 1 Peter 4:10,11
receive
or, take unto himself.
Hebrews 5:4,5
from
Matthew 21:25; Mark 11:30,31

Verse 28
Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
I said
1:20,25,27
but
1:23; Malachi 3:1; 4:4,5; Matthew 3:3,11,12; Mark 1:2,3; Luke 1:16,17,76; 3:4-6

Verse 29
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
hath
Psalms 45:9-17; Song of Solomon 3:11; 4:8-12; Isaiah 54:5; 62:4,5; Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 16:8; Hosea 2:19; Matthew 22:2; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 19:7-9; 21:9
the friend
Judges 14:10,11; Psalms 45:14; Song of Solomon 5:1; Matthew 9:15
this
Isaiah 66:11; Luke 2:10-14; 15:6

Verse 30
He must increase, but I must decrease.
must increase
Psalms 72:17-19; Isaiah 9:7; 53:2,3,12; Daniel 2:34,35,44,45; Matthew 13:31-33; Revelation 11:15
but
Acts 13:36,37; 1 Corinthians 3:5; 2 Corinthians 3:7-11; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 3:2-6

Verse 31
He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.
that cometh
13; 6:33; 8:23; Ephesians 1:20,21; 4:8-10
is above
1:15,27,30; 5:21-25; Matthew 28:18; Acts 10:36; Romans 9:5; Ephesians 1:21; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Peter 3:22; Revelation 19:16
he that is
12; 1 Corinthians 15:47,48; Hebrews 9:1,9,10
he that cometh
6:33,51; 16:27,28

Verse 32
And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.
what
11; 5:20; 8:26; 15:15
and no
26,33; 1:11; Isaiah 50:2; 53:1; Romans 10:16-21; 11:2-6

Verse 33
He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
hath set
Romans 3:3,4; 4:18-21; 2 Corinthians 1:18; Titus 1:1,2; Hebrews 6:17; 1 John 5:9,10

Verse 34
For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
he
7:16; 8:26-28,40,47
for God
17; 1:16; 5:26; 7:37-39; 15:26; 16:7; Numbers 11:25; 2 Kings 2:9; Psalms 45:7; Isaiah 11:2-5; 59:21; 62:1-3; Romans 8:2; Ephesians 3:8; 4:7-13; Colossians 1:19; 2:9; Revelation 21:6; 22:1,16,17

Verse 35
The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Father
5:20,22; 15:9; 17:23,26; Proverbs 8:30; Isaiah 42:1; Matthew 3:17; 17:5
and
13:3; 17:2; Genesis 41:44,55; Psalms 2:8; Isaiah 9:6,7; Matthew 11:27; 28:18; Luke 10:22; 1 Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:22; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:2; 2:8,9; 1 Peter 3:22

Verse 36
He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
that believeth on
15,16; 1:12; 5:24; 6:47-54; 10:28; Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; 8:1; 1 John 3:14,15; 1 John 5:10-13
see
3; 8:51; Numbers 32:11; Job 33:28; Psalms 36:9; 49:19; 106:4,5; Luke 2:30; 3:6; Romans 8:24,25; Revelation 21:8
but
Psalms 2:12; Romans 1:18; 4:15; 5:9; Galatians 3:10; Ephesians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Hebrews 2:3; Hebrews 10:29; Revelation 6:16,17


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