John 3:2
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English Standard Version
This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
the same came unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that thou doest, except God be with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him: Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God; for no man can do these signs which thou dost, unless God be with him.

English Revised Version
The same came unto him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these signs that thou doest, except God be with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
The same came to Jesus by night, and said to 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.

Weymouth New Testament
He came to Jesus by night and said, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher from God; for no one can do these miracles which you are doing, unless God is with him.

John 3:2 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

To Jesus

The best texts substitute πρὸς αὐτὸν, to him.

By night

Through timidity, fearing to compromise his dignity, and possibly his safety. The fact is noticed again, John 19:39 (see on John 7:50). By night, "when Jewish superstition would keep men at home." He could reach Jesus' apartment without being observed by the other inmates of the house, for an outside stair led to the upper room.

Rabbi

The teacher of Israel (John 3:10) addresses Jesus by the title applied by his own disciples to himself - my master (see on John 1:38). "We may be sure that a member of the sect that carefully scrutinized the Baptist's credentials (John 1:19-24) would not lightly address Jesus by this title of honor, or acknowledge Him as teacher" (Milligan and Moulton).

We know (οἴδαμεν)

Assured conviction based on Jesus' miracles (see on John 2:24).

Thou art a teacher

According to the Greek order, that thou art come from God as teacher.

From God

These words stand first in the sentence as emphatic. It is from God that thou hast come.

John 3:2 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

came.

John 7:50,51 Nicodemus said to them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)...

John 12:42,43 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him...

John 19:38,39 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews...

Judges 6:27 Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the LORD had said to him: and so it was, because he feared his father's household...

Isaiah 51:7 Listen to me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men...

Philippians 1:14 And many of the brothers in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Rabbi.

John 3:26 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...

John 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, What seek you? They said to him, Rabbi, (which is to say...

John 20:16 Jesus said to her, Mary. She turned herself, and said to him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

we know.

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

Mark 12:14 And when they were come, they say to him, Master, we know that you are true, and care for no man: for you regard not the person of men...

for.

John 5:36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish, the same works that I do...

John 7:31 And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ comes, will he do more miracles than these which this man has done?

John 9:16,30-33 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keeps not the sabbath day. Others said...

John 11:47,48 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles...

John 12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:

John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin...

Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs...

Acts 4:16,17 Saying, What shall we do to these men...

Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good...

Cross References
1 Kings 17:24
And the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."

Jeremiah 38:16
Then King Zedekiah swore secretly to Jeremiah, "As the LORD lives, who made our souls, I will not put you to death or deliver you into the hand of these men who seek your life."

Matthew 23:7
and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others.

Matthew 23:8
But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.

John 2:11
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

John 3:26
And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness--look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him."

John 4:31
Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, "Rabbi, eat."

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