John 3:22-36 DBY

22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he abode with them and baptised.
23 And John also was baptising in Aenon, near Salim, because there was a great deal of water there; and they came to [him] and were baptised:
24 for John was not yet cast into prison.
25 There was therefore a reasoning of the disciples of John with a Jew about purification.
26 And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he baptises, and all come to him.
27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.
29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices in heart because of the voice of the bridegroom: this my joy then is fulfilled.

References for John 3:29

    • f 3:29 - Lit. 'rejoices with joy.'
      30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
      31 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,

      References for John 3:31

        • g 3:31 - Or 'is from the earth.' The sense is 'having by nature his origin' here below, he is of and belongs to the earth. 'Of' (ek) is characteristic.
          32 [and] what he has seen and has heard, this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony.
          33 He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true;

          References for John 3:33

            • h 3:33 - Or 'receives:' it is the aorist, 'has received,' not referring to time, but to the fact: hence perhaps 'receives' is as well.
              34 for he whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives not the Spirit by measure.
              35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things [to be] in his hand.

              References for John 3:35

                • i 3:35 - Agapao, as chs. 10.17; 13.1,23; 14.21,23; 15.9; 17.23,24,26: see ch. 5.20 and Note at ch. 21.15.
                  36 He that believes on the Son has life eternal, and he that is not subject to the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides upon him.

                  References for John 3:36

                    • j 3:36 - Eis: see Note, 2Tim. 1.12.
                    • k 3:36 - Or 'believes not on.' It is the obedience of submission to his person, not practical obedience to his commands, whatever proof this may be of the other; but it is not exactly the same thing as believing on him as an object revealed in grace: see Note, Heb. 3.18.