John 3:31
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New International Version
The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
He who comes from above is above all. He who has his origin in the earth is of the earth, and speaks [as] of the earth. He who comes out of heaven is above all,

World English Bible
He who comes from above is above all. He who is from the Earth belongs to the Earth, and speaks of the Earth. He who comes from heaven is above all.

Young's Literal Translation
he who from above is coming is above all; he who is from the earth, from the earth he is, and from the earth he speaketh; he who from the heaven is coming is above all.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Is above all - This blessed bridegroom, who has descended from heaven, John 3:13, is above all, superior to Moses, the prophets, and me.

He that is of the earth - John himself, who was born in the common way of man.

Speaketh of the earth - Cannot speak of heavenly things as Christ can do; and only represents Divine matters by these earthly ordinances; for the spirit and meaning of which, you must all go to the Messiah himself.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

that cometh.

John 3:13 And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

John 6:33 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.

John 8:23 And he said to them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.

Ephesians 1:20,21 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places...

Ephesians 4:8-10 Why he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men...

is above.

John 1:15,27,30 John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me...

John 5:21-25 For as the Father raises up the dead, and vivifies them; even so the Son vivifies whom he will...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

Romans 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world...

Philippians 2:9-11 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name...

1 Peter 3:22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject to him.

Revelation 19:16 And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

he that is.

John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

1 Corinthians 15:47,48 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven...

Hebrews 9:1,9,10 Then truly the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary...

he that cometh.

John 6:33,51 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world...

John 16:27,28 For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God...

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Notes on the Third Century
Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

March 31 Evening
What communion hath light with darkness?--II COR. 6:14. Men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.--Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Darkness hath blinded his eyes.--Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. The dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty.--Love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God;
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

June 19 Morning
Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.--HEB. 12:14. Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.--There shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth.--There is no spot in thee. Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.--As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

January 16 Morning
It pleased the Father, that in him should all fulness dwell.--COL. 1:19. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.--God hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.--Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Cross References
Matthew 28:18
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

John 3:13
No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven--the Son of Man.

John 3:30
He must become greater; I must become less."

John 8:23
But he continued, "You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.

1 Corinthians 15:47
The first man was of the dust of the earth; the second man is of heaven.

1 John 4:5
They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.

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