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.
who came to Jesus by night, and said to him, rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher sent from God: for no man can perform the miracles that you do, except God be with him.
The people, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, cry'd out, this is of a truth that prophet who was to come into the world.
besides many of the people believed on him, and said, when Christ comes, will he do more miracles than this man hath done?
upon this discourse many believed on him.
nevertheless there were many even among the chief rulers, who believed on him; but they did not own it publickly for fear the Pharisees should excommunicate them.
where other seed fell, denotes the man that heareth the word, and at first receives it with pleasure:
in like manner, they who receive seed on stony-ground, are such as upon hearing the word, do immediately receive it with joy.
by the stony ground is understood such persons as receive indeed the doctrines they hear, with joy: but for want of resolution, believe only occasionally, and desert when the trial comes.
for in the christian-dispensation, neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but an active benevolent faith.
that by his immense power he would strengthen the faculties of your minds by his spirit:
you believe there is but one God, very well: the demons believe as much, and tremble."
so that many people there believed on him.