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John 3:29-30

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3:29 The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens for him, rejoices greatly 1  when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. This then is my joy, and it is complete. 2  3:30 He must become more important while I become less important.” 3 

1 tn Grk “rejoices with joy” (an idiom).

2 tn Grk “Therefore this my joy is fulfilled.”

3 sn Some interpreters extend the quotation of John the Baptist’s words through v. 36.



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