New International Version
"Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him?
King James Bible
Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
Darby Bible Translation
Has any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?
World English Bible
Have any of the rulers believed in him, or of the Pharisees?
Young's Literal Translation
did any one out of the rulers believe in him? or out of the Pharisees?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Have any of the rulers - believed on him? - Very few. But is this a proof that he is not of God? No, truly. If he were of the world, the world would love its own. The religion of Christ has been in general rejected by the rulers of this world. A life of mortification, self-denial, and humility, does not comport with the views of those who will have their portion in this life. It has ever been a mark of the truth of God that the great, the mighty, and the wise have in general rejected it. They are too much occupied with this world to attend to the concerns of the next.
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If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.--JOHN 7:37. My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.--O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is; to see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
One Saying with Two Meanings
Answer to Mr. W's Sixth Objection.
Want of Universality in the Knowledge and Reception of Christianity, and of Greater Clearness in the Evidence.
Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,
Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.
Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Messiah?
No! But this mob that knows nothing of the law--there is a curse on them."
Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;
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