Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

John responded, “No one can receive a single thing unless it’s given to him from heaven.

International Standard Version

John replied, "No one can receive anything unless it has been given to them from heaven.

A Conservative Version

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it is given to him from heaven.

Amplified

John answered, A man can receive nothing [he can claim nothing, he can take unto himself nothing] except as it has been granted to him from heaven. [A man must be content to receive the gift which is given him from heaven; there is no other source.]

An Understandable Version

John replied to them, "A person cannot receive anything, unless it has been given to him from [God in] heaven.

Anderson New Testament

John answered and said: A man can receive nothing unless it be given to him from heaven.

Bible in Basic English

And this was John's answer: A man is unable to have anything if it is not given to him from heaven.

Common New Testament

John answered, "A man can receive only what is given to him from heaven.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but John made them this answer, a man can have no authority, but what he derives from heaven.

Darby Translation

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of heaven.

Godbey New Testament

John responded and said, No man is able to receive anything, unless it may have been given unto him from heaven.

Goodspeed New Testament

John answered, "A man cannot get anything unless it is given to him from heaven.

John Wesley New Testament

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, unless it be given him from heaven.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing except it is given him from the heaven.

Julia Smith Translation

John answered and said, No man can receive anything except it be given him from heaven.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

John answered and said, "A man can receive not one [thing] unless it is granted to him from heaven!

Modern King James verseion

And John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it is given to him from Heaven.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

John answered, and said, "A man can receive nothing at all except it be given him from heaven.

Moffatt New Testament

John answered, "No one can receive anything except as a gift from heaven.

Montgomery New Testament

In reply John said: "A man cannot obtain anything unless it has been granted to him from heaven.

NET Bible

John replied, "No one can receive anything unless it has been given to him from heaven.

New Heart English Bible

John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given to him from heaven.

Noyes New Testament

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, unless it be given him from heaven.

Sawyer New Testament

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it is given him from heaven.

The Emphasized Bible

John answered, and said - A man can receive, nothing, except it have been given him out of heaven.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

John answered and said, A man cannot assume any thing, except it be given him from heaven.

Twentieth Century New Testament

John's answer was--"A man can gain nothing but what is given him from Heaven.

Webster

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.

Williams New Testament

John answered, "A man cannot get anything, unless it is given to him from heaven.

World English Bible

John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.

Worrell New Testament

John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given to him from Heaven.

Worsley New Testament

John answered and said, A man can take nothing upon him, unless it be given him from heaven.

Youngs Literal Translation

John answered and said, 'A man is not able to receive anything, if it may not have been given him from the heaven;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

ἀποκρίνομαι 
Apokrinomai 
Usage: 231

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

A man
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

can
δύναμαι 
Dunamai 
can , cannot , be able, may , able,
Usage: 140

λαμβάνω 
lambano 
receive, take, have, catch, not tr,
Usage: 178

οὐδείς 
Oudeis 
Usage: 160

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

it be
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

him

Usage: 0

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

References

Easton

Context Readings

Additional Testimony By John The Baptist About Jesus

26 And they came unto John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond the Jordan, to whom thou hast borne witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. 27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it have been given him from heaven. 28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but, that I am sent before him.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who maketh thee to differ? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? but if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory as if thou hadst not received it?

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.

Matthew 21:25

The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why then did ye not believe him?

Numbers 16:9-11

seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of Jehovah, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them;

Numbers 17:5

And it shall come to pass, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you.

1 Chronicles 28:4-5

Howbeit Jehovah, the God of Israel, chose me out of all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever: for he hath chosen Judah to be prince; and in the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he took pleasure in me to make me king over all Israel;

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee; I have appointed thee a prophet unto the nations.

Jeremiah 17:16

As for me, I have not hastened from being a shepherd after thee; neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was before thy face.

Amos 7:15

and Jehovah took me from following the flock, and Jehovah said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.

Matthew 25:15

And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his several ability; and he went on his journey.

Mark 11:30-31

The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me.

Mark 13:34

It is as when a man, sojourning in another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, to each one his work, commanded also the porter to watch.

Romans 1:5

through whom we received grace and apostleship, unto obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name's sake;

Romans 12:6

And having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith;

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

But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God.

1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? and what is Paul? Ministers through whom ye believed; and each as the Lord gave to him.

1 Corinthians 12:11

but all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, dividing to each one severally even as he will.

1 Corinthians 15:10

But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not found vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Galatians 1:1

Paul, an apostle (not from men, neither through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead),

Ephesians 1:1

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, to the saints that are at Ephesus, and the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 3:7-8

whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of that grace of God which was given me according to the working of his power.

1 Timothy 2:7

whereunto I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I speak the truth, I lie not), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Hebrews 5:4-5

And no man taketh the honor unto himself, but when he is called of God, even as was Aaron.

1 Peter 4:10-11

according as each hath received a gift, ministering it among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God;

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