John 3:12

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If I haue tolde you earthly things, and ye beleeue not: how shall ye beleeue if I tell you of heauenly things?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If I told you earthly things and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you have no belief when my words are about the things of earth, how will you have belief if my words are about the things of heaven?
- Basic English Bible

If I have said the earthly things to you, and ye believe not, how, if I say the heavenly things to you, will ye believe?
- Darby Bible

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how will ye believe if I tell you heavenly things?
- Webster's Bible

If I have told you earthly things and none of you believe me, how will you believe me if I tell you of things in Heaven?
- Weymouth Bible

If I told you earthly things and you don't believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
- World English Bible

If Y haue seid to you ertheli thingis, and ye bileuen not, hou if Y seie to you heueneli thingis, schulen ye bileue?
- Wycliffe Bible

if the earthly things I said to you, and ye do not believe, how, if I shall say to you the heavenly things, will ye believe?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:12


3:12 Earthly things - Things done on earth; such as the new birth, and the present privileges of the children of God. Heavenly things - Such as the eternity of the Son, and the unity of the Father, Son, and Spirit.


People's Bible Notes for John 3:12


Joh 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not. He had spoken of the things that belonged to the kingdom of God on earth, of the new birth. If Nicodemus could not understand and believe this, how would he receive testimony concerning the heavenly kingdom, God, and eternal glory?

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