John 3:27
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English Standard Version
John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.

King James Bible
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
John answered, and said: A man cannot receive any thing, unless it be given him from heaven.

English Revised Version
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven.

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

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

John 3:27 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Receive

Answering to given.

Be given (ᾖ δεδομένον)

Rev., more correctly, have been given.

From heaven

Literally, out of heaven (ἐκ).

John 3:27 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A man.

Numbers 16:9-11 Seems it but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel...

Numbers 17:5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom...

1 Chronicles 28:4,5 However, the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever...

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you...

Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow you: neither have I desired the woeful day; you know...

Amos 7:15 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said to me, Go, prophesy to my people Israel.

Matthew 25:15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability...

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work...

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Romans 12:6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy...

1 Corinthians 1:1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1 Corinthians 2:12-14 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God...

1 Corinthians 3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

1 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you to differ from another? and what have you that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory...

1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)

Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 3:7,8 Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me by the effectual working of his power...

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ...

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

1 Peter 4:10,11 As every man has received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God...

receive. or, take unto himself.

Hebrews 5:4,5 And no man takes this honor to himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron...

from.

Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, from where was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say...

Mark 11:30,31 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me...

Cross References
John 6:65
And he said, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father."

John 10:41
And many came to him. And they said, "John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true."

1 Corinthians 4:7
For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

Hebrews 5:4
And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

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