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a Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I imagination of the thoughts of his say unto thee, Except a man be born heart was only evil continually, vi. 5. of water and of the Spirit, he cannot And God looked upon the earth, and, enter into the kingdom of God. That behold, it was corrupt; for all filesh. which is born of the flesh is flesh ; and had corrupted his way upon the earth. that which is born of the Spirit is And God said unto Noah, The end of spirit, ver. 5, 6. See also on ver. 13. all flesh is come before me; for the chap. i.
earth is filled with violence through b But the natural man receiveth not them : and, behold, I will destroy the things of the Spirit of God: for them with the earth, vi. 12, 13. Who they are foolishness unto him : nei- can bring a clean thing out of an unther can he know them, because they
clean? not one, Job xiv. 4. What is are spiritually discerned, 1 Cor. ii. man, that he should be clean and he 14. În whom the God of this world which is born of a woman, that he hath blinded the minds of them which should be righteous? Behold, he putbelieve not, lest the light of the glo
teth no trust in his saints; yea, the rious gospel of Christ, who is the heavens are not clean in his sight : image of God, should shine unto How much more abominable and filthy them, 2 Cor. iv. 4.
is man, which drinketh iniquity like See on Matt. iii. ver. 2. clause 2. water?.xv. 14-16. How then can
man be justified with God? or how VER. 4.
can he be clean that is born of a woman? Λέγει προς αυτόν ο Νικόδημος» Πώς δύ Behold, even to the moon, and it ναται άνθρωπος γεννηθήναι γέρων ών και μη shineth not; yea, the stars are not δύναται εις την κοιλίαν της μητρός αυτού pure in his sight: How much less man δεύτερον εισελθεϊν, και γεννηθήναι; that is a worm ? and the son of man,
Nicodemus suith unto him, a How can which is a worm ? xxv.4–6. Create & man be born when he is old? can he in me a clean heart, O God; and reenter the second time into his mother's new a right spirit within me, Psal. li. womb, and be born?
10. For when we were in the flesh,
the motions of sins, which were by a See on ver. 3. clause 2.
the law, did work in our members, to VER. 5.
bring forth fruit unto death, Rom. vii. 'Agenzión é Incoûçe 'Arene åpeny néyou 5. For I know that in me (that is, in con, bàn uk Tu YEn88 ký thamos xì IIYEú- | my flesh), dwelleth no good thing : ματος, ου δύναται εισελθεϊν, εις την βασι- for to will is present with me; but hou λείαν του Θεού. .
to perform that which is good I find Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say
not. For the good that I would I do unto thee, Except a man a be born of not: but the evil which I would not, water, and bof the Spirit, che cannot that I do. Now if I do that I would enter into the kingdom of God.
not, it is no more I that do it, but sin
that dwelleth in me. I find then a a See on Matt. iii. ver. 6. clause 1. law, that, when I would do good, evil b See on chap. i. ver. 13. clause 1. is present with me. For I delight in See on Matt. v. ver. 20. clause 2. the law of God after the inward man: VER. 6.
But I see another law in my memεστι και το γεγεννημένον εκ του Πνεύμα- | to the law of sin which is in my memΤο γεγεννημένον εκ της σαρκός, σάρξ | bers, warring against the law of my
mind, and bringing me into captivity τος, πνεύμα εστι.
bers. O wretched man that I am! That a which is born of the flesh is who shall deliver me from the body of flesh ; band that which is born of the this death? I thank God, through Spirit is spirit.
Jesus Christ our Lord. So then, with a And Adam lived an hundred and the mind I myself serve the law of thirty years, and begat a son in his God, but with the flesh the law of sin, own likeness, after his image; and 18—25. There is, therefore, now no called his name Seth, Gen. v. 3. And condemnation to them which are in God saw that the wickedness of man Christ Jesus, who walk not after the was great in the earth, and that every flesh, but after the Spirit, viii. 1. For
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what the law could not do, in that thiness, and from all your idols, will it was weak through the flesh, God I cleanse you. A new heart also sending his own Son in the likeness of will l give you, and a new spirit will sinful fesh, and for sin, condemned 1 put within you: and I will take sin in the flesh: That the righteous- away the stony heart out of your flesh, ness of the law might be fulfilled in and I will give you an heart of flesh. us, who walk not after the flesh, but And I will put my spirit within you, after the Spirit. For they that are and cause you to walk in my statutes, after the flesh, do mind the things of and ye shall keep my judgments, and the flesh; but they that are after the do them, xxxvi. 25—27. For they Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For that are after the flesh do mind the to be carnally minded is death; but to things of the flesh ; but they that are be spiritually minded is life and peace: after the Spirit the things of the Spirit, Because the camal mind is enmity Rom. viii. 5. But ye are not in the against God; for it is not subject to flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the law of God, neither indeed can the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now be. So then they that are in the flesh if any man have not the Spirit of cannot please God, 3–8. This I say Christ, he is none of his. And if then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall Christ be in you, the body is dead not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For because of sin ; but the Spirit is life the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and because of righteousness, 9, 10. He the Spirit against the flesh : and these that is joined unto the Lord is one are contrary the one to the other : so Spirit, i Cor. vi. 17. For the flesh that ye cannot do the things that ye lusteth against the Spirit, and the would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, Spirit against the flesh; and these ye are not under the law. Now the are contrary the one to the other : so works of the flesh are manifest, which that ye cannot do the things that ye are these ; Adultery, fornication, un- would, Gal. v. 17. Whosoever is born cleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, of God doth not commit sin ; for his witchcraft, hatred, variance, emula- seed remaineth in him : and he cantions, wrath, strife, seditions, here. not sin, because he is born of God, sies, envyings, murders, drunken-1 John iii. 9. ness, revellings, and such like : of
VER. 7. the wbich I tell you before, as I have
Μη θαυμάσης ότι είπόν σοι· Δεϊ υμάς also told you in time past, that they rewnbñves ävelev. which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God, Gal. v.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, a Ye 16–21. Among whom also we all must be born again. bad our conversation in times past in
* Or, from above. the lust of our flesh, fulfilling the de a What then? are we better than sires of the flesh and of the mind; they? No, in no wise : for we have and were by nature the children of before proved both Jews and Gentiles, wrath, even as others, Eph. ii. 3. In that they are all under sin ; As it is whom also ye are circumcised with written, There is none righteous, no, the circumcision made without hands, not one: There is none that underin putting off the body of the sins of standeth, there is none that seeketh the flesh by the circumcision of Christ, after God. They are all gone out of Col. ii. 11.
the way, they are together become unb And I will give them one heart, profitable ; 'there is none that doeth and I will put a new spirit within you: good, no, not one. Their throat is an and I will take the stony heart out of open sepulchre ; with their tongues their flesh, and will give them an they have used deceit; the poison of heart of flesh: That they may walk asps is under their lips : Whose mouth in my statutes, and keep mine ordi- is full of cursing and bitterness: Their nances, and do them: and they shall feet are swift to shed blood : Destrucbe my people, and I will be their tion and misery are in their ways : God, Ezek. xi. 19, 20. Then will 1 | And the way of peace have they not sprinkle clean water upon you, and known : There is no fear of God be: ye shall be clean: from all your fil- l fore their eyes. Now we know that
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what things soever the law saith, it not righteousness is not of God, neisaith to them who are under the law: ther he that loveth not his brother, that every mouth may be stopped, iii. 7--10. We know that we have and all the world may become guilty passed from death unto life, because before God. Therefore by the deeds we love the brethren. He that loveth of the law there shall no iesh be jus- not his brother, abideth in death, 14. tified in his sight : for by the law is And hereby we know that he abideth the knowledge of sin, Rom. iii. 9- in us, by the Spirit which he hath 20. That ye put off concerning the given us, 24, and iv. 13. And we former conversation the old man, know that we are of God, and the which is corrupt according to the de- whole world lieth in wickedness, ceitful lusts ; And be renewed in the v. 19. spirit of your mind ; And that ye put
VER. 9. on the new man, which after God is
'Απεκρίθη Νικόδημος, και είπεν αυτα. created in righteousness and true ho- Πώς δύναται ταύτα γενέσθαι ; liness, Eph. iv. 22-24. Follow peace Nicodemus answered and said unto with all men, and boliness, without him, a How can these things be? which no man shall see the Lord, a See on ver. 3. clause 2. Heb. xii. 14. As obedient children,
VER. 10. not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 'Απεκρίθη ο Ιησούς, και είπεν αυτώ Συ But as he which hath called you is είο διδάσκαλος του Ισραήλ, και ταύτα ού holy, so be ye holy in all manner of riváo neis; conversation; Because it is written, Jesus answered and said unto him, Be ye holy; for I am holy, 1 Pet. 1. * Art thou a master nf Israel, band 14-16. And there shall in no wise knowest not these things? enter into it any thing that defileth, a For the LORD hath poured out neither whatsoever worketh abomina- upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and tion, or maketh a lie: but they which hath closed your eyes : the prophets are written in the Lamb's book of and your rulers, the seers, hath he life, Rev. xxi. 27.
covered. And the vision of all is beVER. 8.
come unto you as the words of a book
that is sealed, which men deliver to Το πνεύμα όπου θέλει πνεϊ, και την
one that is learned, saying, Read this, pari autov åxouers, aaa' our oldas nóbny I pray thee : and he saith, I cannot: έρχεται, και που υπάγει ούτως έστι σάς | for its sealed. And the book is deο γεγεννημένος εκ του Πνεύματος.
livered to him that is not learned, The wind bloweth where it listeth, and saying, Read this, I pray thee : and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst he saith, I am not learned, Isa. xxix. not tell whence it cometh, and whither it | 10—12. The wise men are ashamed, goeth: a so is every one that is born of they are dismayed and taken : lo, the Spirit.
they have rejected the word of the a If ye know that he is righteous, Lord; and what wisdom is in them? ye know that every one that doeth Jer. viii. 9. righteousness is born of him, 1 John b Circumcise therefore the foreskin ü. 29. Little children, let no man de- of your heart, and be no more stiffceive you : he that doeth righteous- necked, Deut. X. 16. And the LORD ness is righteous, even as he is righ- thy God will circumcise thine heart, teous. He that committeth sin is of and the heart of thy seed, to love the the devil ; for the devil sinneth from Lord thy God with all thine heart, the beginning. For this purpose the and with all thy soul, that thou maySon of God was manifested, that he est live, XXX. 6. But this shall be the might destroy the works of the devil. covenant that I will make with the Whosoever is born of God doth not house of Israel; After those days, commit sin; for his seed remaineth saith the LORD, I will put my law in in him: and he cannot sin, because their inward parts, and write it in he is born of God. In this the chil- their hearts; and will be their God, dren of God are manifest, and the and they shall be my people, Jer. children of the devil: whosoever doeth ! xxxi. 33. And they shall be my people,
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VER. 12. give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for
Εί τα επίγεια είπον υμίν, και ου πισthe good of them, and of their children τεύετε πώς, εάν είπω υμίν τα επουράνια, after them : and I will make an ever
πιστεύσετε; lasting covenant with them, that I
If I have told you earthly things, and will not turn away from them, to do ye lielieve not, how shall ye believe, if I them good; but I will put my fear in tell you of heavenly things ? their hearts, that they shall not de
VER. 13. part from me, xxxij. 38—40, And I will give them one heart, and I will
Και ουδείς αναβέβηκεν εις τον ουρανών, ει put a new spirit within you; and I will μή ο εκ του ουρανού καταβάς, ο υιός του take away the stony heart out of their | ανθρώπου και ών έν τω ουρανώ. flesh, and will give them an heart of
And no man hath ascended up to flesh, Ezek. xi. 19. Cast away from heaven, a but he that came down from you all your transgressions, whereby heaven, even the Son of man (which ye have transgressed; and make you
is in heaven. a new heart and a new spirit : for
4 Then Jesus said unto them, Ve. why will ye die, O house of Israel? rily, verily, I say unto you, Moses xviii. 31. Then will I sprinkle clean gave you not that bread from heaven; water upon you, and ye shall be clean: but my Father giveth you the true from all your filthiness, and from all bread from heaven. For the bread your idols, will I cleanse you. A of God is he which cometh down from new heart also will I give you, and a beaven, and giveth life unto the new spirit will I put within you : world, John vi. 32, 33. For I came and I will take away the stony heart down from heaven, not to do mine out of your filesh, and I will give you own will, but the will of him that an heart of flesh. And I will put my sent me, 38. I am the living bread Spirit within you, and cause you to which came downfrom heaven. If any walk in my statutes, and ye shall man eat of this bread, he shall live keep my judgments, and do them, for ever : and the bread that I will IXxvi. 25—27.
give is my flesh, which I will give for VER. 11.
the life of the world, 51. This is that
bread which came down from heaven: 'Apene åpno néyo, cos, örs ô vidapety not as your fathers did eat manna, λαλούμεν, και δ έωράκαμεν μαρτυρούμεν" and are dead: he that eateth of this και την μαρτυρίαν ημών ου λαμβάνετε. .
bread shall live for ever. These things Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, * We said he in the synagogue, as he speak that we do know, and testify that taught in Capernaum. Many therewe have seen; band ye receive not our fore of his disciples, when they had witness.
heard this, said, This is an hard saya And what he hath seen and heard, ing; who can hear it? When Jesus that he testifieth; and no man re- knew in himself that his disciples ceiveth his testimony. He that hath murmured at it, he said unto them, received his testimony hath set to his Doth this offend you? What and if ye seal that God is true, ver. 32, 33. shall see the Son of man ascend up All things are delivered unto me of where he was before? 58–62. Jesus my Father: and no man knoweth the said unto them, If God were your Son, but the Father; neither knoweth Father, ye would love me : for I proany man the Father, save the Son, ceeded forth and came from God; and he to whomsoever the Son will neither came I of myself, but he sent reveal him, Matt. xi. 27. and Luke x. me, viii. 42. I came forth from the 22. And from Jesus Christ, who is Father, and am come into the world : the faithful witness, and the first again, I leave the world, and go to begotten of the dead, and the Prince the Father, xvi. 28. And now, 0 Faof the kings of the earth. Unto him ther, glorify thou me with thine own that loved us, and washed us from self, with the glory which I had with our sins in his own blood, Rev. 1.5. thee before the world was, xvii. 5. The
See on chap. i. ver. 11. clause 2. second man is the Lord from heaven,
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1 Cor. xv. 47. Wherefore he saith, | I do nothing of myself; but as my When he ascended up on high, he led Father bath taught me, I speak these captivity captive, and gave gifts unto things, John viii. 28. See also on men. (Now that he ascended, what Matt. xx. ver. 28. clause 4. is it but that he also descended first
VER. 15. into the lower parts of the earth? He
"Ινα πάς ο πιστεύων εις αυτόν, μη απόthat descended is the same also that
ληται, αλλ' έχη ζωήν αιώνιον. ascended up far above all heavens,
That a whosoever believeth in him that he might fill all things), Eph. iv. V should not perish, cbut have eternal life. 8-10.
a See on Mark xvi. ver. 16. clause 1. b See on Matt. xvi. ver. 13. clause 4. No man bath seen God at any that heareth my word, and believeth
b Verily, verily, I say unto you, He the only-begotten Son, which is
on him that sent me, hath everlastin the bosom of the Father, he hath ing life, and shall not come into condeclared him, John i. 18. For where two or three are gathered together in demnation; but is passed from death
unto life, John v. 24.
And I give my name, there am I in the midst of unto them eternal life; and they shall them, Matt. xviii. 20. Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the them out of my hand. My Father
never perish, neither shall any pluck world, xxviii. 20. Which is his body, which gave them me, is greater than the fulness of him that filleth all in
and none is able to pluck them all, Eph. i. 23.
out of my Father's hand, a. 28, 29. VER. 14.
For the Son of man is come to seek Kai xalas Mwoña Ütwoi toy pav šv and to save that which was lost, Luke tñignum, odtws it wInvas sei Tè vidy Tou xix. 10. See also on Matt. xviii.ver.11. ανθρώπου
See on Matt. xix. ver. 16. clause 3. And a as Moses lifted up the serpent
VER. 16. in the wilderness, beven so must the Son Ούτω γαρ ηγάπησεν ο Θεός τον κόσμον, of man be lifted up:
ώστε τον υιόν αυτού τον μονογενή έδωκεν 2 And the LORD sent fery serpents | ίνα πάς ο πιστεύων εις αυτόν μή απόληamong the people, and they bit the tal, aaa'řx: (wy alávov. people;
and much people of Israel For a God so loved the world, that he died. Therefore the people came to gave b his only-begotten Son, that “whoMoses, and said, We have sinned, svever believeth in him d should not perish, for we have spoken against the Lord, but e have everlasting life. and against thee; pray unto the a For when we were yet without LORD, that he take away the serpent, strength, in due time Christ died for from us.
And Moses prayed for the the ungodly. For scarcely for a righpeople. And the LORD said unto teous man will one die ; yet peradMoses, Make thee a fiery serpent, venture for a good man some would and set it upon a pole: and it shall even dare to die. But God com. come to pass, that every one that is mendeth his love towards us, in that, bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall while we were yet sinners, Christ live. And Moses made a serpent of died for us, Rom. v. 6–8. And all brass, and put it upon a pole: and it things are of God, who hath reconcame to pass, that if a serpent had ciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, bitten any man, when he beheld the and hath given to us the ministry of serpent of brass, he lived, Numb. xxi. reconciliation ; To wit, that God was 69. He removed the high places, in Christ, reconciling the world unto and brake the images, and cut down himself, not imputing their trespasses the groves, and brake in pieces the unto them; and hath committed unto us brazen serpent that Moses had made: the word of reconciliation. Now then for unto those days' the children of we are ambassadors for Christ; as Israel did burn incense to it: and he though God did beseech you by us, we called it Nehushtan, 2 Kings xviii. 4. pray you in Christ's stead, Be ye recon
b Then said Jesus unto them, When ciled to God. For he hath made him to ye have lifted up the Son of man, then be sin for us, who knew no sin ; that shall ye know that I am he, and that we might be made the righteousness of