“How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?”
King James Version (KJV)
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!
Joh 5:44 How can ye believe? This verse shows that unbelief is due to the moral condition.