John 3:27

“John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Iohn answered, and said, A man can receiue nothing, except it be giuen him from heauen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And this was John's answer: A man is unable to have anything if it is not given to him from heaven.
- Basic English Bible

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of heaven.
- Darby Bible

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
- Webster's Bible

A man cannot obtain anything, replied John, "unless it has been granted to him from Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.
- World English Bible

Joon answerde, and seide, A man may not take ony thing, but it be youun to hym fro heuene.
- Wycliffe Bible

John answered and said, `A man is not able to receive anything, if it may not have been given him from the heaven;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 3:27


3:27 A man can receive nothing - Neither he nor I. Neither could he do this, unless God had sent him: nor can I receive the title of Christ, or any honour comparable to that which he hath received from heaven. They seem to have spoken with jealousy and resentment; John answers with sweet composure of spirit.


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