Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.
This man went to Jesus one night, and said to him, "Master, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can show the signs that you do, unless God is with him."
When the people saw the signs that he showed, they said, "This is really the Prophet who was to come into the world!"
But many of the people believed in him, and said, "Will the Christ show more signs when he comes than this man has shown?"
As he said this, many believed in him.
Yet for all that, even among the leading men, many came to believe in him, but on account of the Pharisees they would not acknowledge it, for fear of being excluded from the synagogues,
And what was sown upon the rocky soil means the man who hears the message and at once accepts it joyfully,
It is so too with the ones sown on the rocky ground; they gladly accept the message as soon as they hear it,
The ones on the rock are those who receive the message joyfully when they first hear it, but it takes no real root. They believe for a little while, and then in the time of trial they draw back.
For in union with Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor the want of it counts for anything, but only faith acting through love.
and beg him out of his wealth of glory to strengthen you mightily through his Spirit in your inner nature
Do you believe in one God? Very well! So do the demons, and they shudder.
And many became believers in him in that place.