John 5:44

How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

How can ye beleeue, which receiue honour one of another, & seeke not the honour that commeth from God onely?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the {one and} only God?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that `cometh' from the only God ye seek not?
- American Standard Version (1901)

How is it possible for you to have faith while you take honour one from another and have no desire for the honour which comes from the only God?
- Basic English Bible

How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and seek not the glory which [comes] from God alone?
- Darby Bible

How can ye believe, who receive honor one from another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?
- Webster's Bible

How is it possible for you to believe, while you receive glory from one another and have no desire for the glory that comes from the only God?
- Weymouth Bible

How can you believe, who receive glory from one another, and you don't seek the glory that comes from the only God?
- World English Bible

Hou moun ye bileue, that resseyuen glorie ech of othere, and ye seken not the glorie `that is of God aloone?
- Wycliffe Bible

how are ye able -- ye -- to believe, glory from one another receiving, and the glory that [is] from God alone ye seek not?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 5:44


5:44 While ye receive honour - That is, while ye seek the praise of men rather than the praise of God. At the feast of pentecost, kept in commemoration of the giving the law from Mount Sinai, their sermons used to be full of the praises of the law, and of the people to whom it was given. How mortifying then must the following words of our Lord be to them, while they were thus exulting in Moses and his law!


People's Bible Notes for John 5:44


Joh 5:44 How can ye believe? This verse shows that unbelief is due to the moral condition.

Discussion for John 5:44

  • Frank donkor for verse 44
    receiving honour one of another means getting the things one needed in life by people around him and that makes the person to believe more of the people than trusting in the Lord.

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