John 3:32
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English Standard Version
He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony.

King James Bible
And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.

American Standard Version
What he hath seen and heard, of that he beareth witness; and no man receiveth his witness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth: and no man receiveth his testimony.

English Revised Version
What he hath seen and heard, of that he beareth witness; and no man receiveth his witness.

Webster's Bible Translation
And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony.

Weymouth New Testament
What He has seen and heard, to that He bears witness; but His testimony no one receives.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Receiveth (λαμβάνει)

Once only John uses δέχομαι for receive, of the Galilaeans receiving Christ (John 4:45). The distinction between the two is not sharply maintained, but δέχομαι commonly adds to the idea of taking, that of welcoming. Thus Demosthenes says that the Theban elders did not receive (ἐδέξαντο) i.e., with a welcome pleasure, the money which was offered them, nor did they take it (ἔλαβον). Λαμβάνει also includes the retaining of what is taken. Hence of receiving Christ (John 1:12; John 5:43; John 13:20). The phrase receive the witness is peculiar to John (John 3:11; John 5:34; 1 John 5:9).

John 3:32 Parallel Commentaries

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what.

John 3:11 Truly, truly, I say to you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness.

John 5:20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these...

John 8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true...

John 15:15 From now on I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends...

and no.

John 3:26,33 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...

John 1:11 He came to his own, and his own received him not.

Isaiah 50:2 Why, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem?...

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Romans 10:16-21 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord, who has believed our report...

Romans 11:2-6 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture said of Elias...

Cross References
Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

John 3:11
Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony.

John 18:37
Then Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world--to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice."

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