“But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:34 But I have no need to receive, &c. But these things - Concerning John, whom ye yourselves reverence, I say, that ye may be saved - So really and seriously did he will their salvation. Yet they were not saved. Most, if not all of them, died in their sins.