11Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
There are several 'we's' mentioned in John 3. The first is a polite form of address, although it may also imply that more than Nicodemus agreed Jesus was 'a teacher sent from God'. Joseph of Arimathea was a member of the Sannhedrin and he also was a believer in Jesus.
The second two mentions of the word 'we' are simply a reference to Jesus as being 'one with the Father' (John 10:30) as God. Jesus was not just speaking on His own authority. Jesus said to Philip 'He that has seen me has seen the Father' (John 14:9), and in numerous other places that He was not speaking on His own authority but was saying what the Father told Him to. Thus it would be true to say that Jesus was saying that to hear Him was equivalent to hearing the Father. His words were essentially the Father's words, as opposed to Him merely being a mouthpiece or prophet.
It is also worth noting that in verses 3,5,7,11, and 12 Jesus used the pronoun I. This would further seem to indicate that there was a point being made here by the use of 'we'.
Jesus was not speaking of anything which He had been told about, or had not seen for Himself. Since He was the incarnate word who was 'in the beginning with God', (John 1:1-4) He personally knew about the truths He was trying to communicate to Nicodemus, rather than having been taught them by God.
On another level altogether, if you are trying to apply the story personally, there are a number of possibilities. Obviously the 'we' of Jesus Himself as one with the Father cannot apply to anyone else. If one identifies with Nicodemus as a seeker after truth, or even as a believer in the midst of unbelief, as Nicodemus appears to be, then that 'we' would apply.
A scripture reference is the book, chapter and verse in the Bible. Example: John 3:16. 'John' is the specific book of the Bible. '3' is the chapter in the book. '16' is the verse in the chapter.
It refers to a Bible verse. St John is the book, Ch is the Chapter number, and v.3 means verse 3. In this instance, the Chapter number is missing.
The verse should be identified by book and then chapter and verse number within that chapter. For example John 3:16 refers to the Book of John, 3rd chapter, 16th verse.
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My verse is from John chapter 3 verse 16.
You refer to the book of the Bible, generally abbreviated, and then the chapter and then the verse, So John Chapter 3 and verse 16 could appear as: Jn.3.16, Or John 3:16
If you are referring to John 3:(another number can follow here), then 3 is the chapter and any number after the colon is the verse.
Each book is divided into chapter. Each chapter is divided into verses. For example, the passage John 3:16 refers to the Book of John, third chapter, sixteenth verse.
The two smallest books of the Bible with respect to smallest number of chapters and smallest number of words is 2 John and 3 John, respectively.3 John --- 1 chapter, 14 verses, 299 words2 John --- 1 chapter, 13 verses, 303 wordsShortest chapter (by number of words): Psalm 117
2 John, It only has one chapter consisting of 13 verses. Or- 3 John. It has one chapter, consisting of 14 verses, but only 299 words. 2 John has 303 words
Jesus was baptized by John, it is in Matthew chapter 3.
Mary the mother of Jesus: Matthew chapters 1-2, Matthew chapter 12 verses 46-50, Matthew chapter 13 verses 54-56, Mark chapter 3 verses 31-35, Mark chapter 6 verse 3, Luke chapters 1-2, Luke chapter 8 verses 19-21, John chapter 19 verses 1-27. Mary Magdalene: Matthew chapter 27 verses 56-61, Matthew chapter 28 verses 1-15, Mark chapter 15 verses 40-47, Mark chapter 16 verses 1-11, Luke 8 chapters 1-3, Luke chapter 24 verses 1-11, John chapter 19 verse 25, John chapter 20 verses 1-18. Mary sister of Martha: Luke chapter 10 verses 38-42, John chapter 11 entire chapter.
The shortest book has ONE chapter, and 15 verses. That is John 3.
The best one is John chapter 3 verse 16.
Jesus was crucified in the nineteenth chapter of John. In Luke, he was crucified in the 23rd chapter. In John, he was crucified in the 27th chapter.
John the Baptist appears in Luke Chapter 3. In addition to this, John the Baptist first appears in the other Gospels in: * Matthew 3:1 * Mark 1:1; and * John 1:15.
Jesus will return for those who believe.
The Gospel of John chapter number 54 verse 3.
Of the 21 chapters in John, chapter 6 is by far the longest. It has 71 verses.
Jane meets St. John in Chapter 28, in the unabridged version.
There are five books in the Bible that are a single chapter:ObadiahPhilemon2 John3 JohnJude
It says John the baptist baptized Jesus, about Judas, the trial and crucification, it also says the most famous verse in John chapter 3 verse 16.
The chapter talks about several things, actually. (Remember that the chapter and verse divisions were made after the original texts were written. Some books, such as Psalms, have per-chapter meanings -- for example, each chapter in Psalms is usually a separate psalm or song -- while others have the divisions merely for easy reference.) John 3 begins with Jesus' talk with Nicodemus, a "man of the Pharisees" who wanted to know more about what Jesus was teaching. Verses 1-21 provide the means of salvation in a nutshell. The second part of John 3 segues to John the Baptist (or Baptizer, for those who have a problem with the Baptist denomination) and his explanation of his baptism and its meaning, vs. spiritual baptism.
Acts 2:38 in summary. Also see all of John chapter 3.