Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

John answered and said, No man can receive anything except it be 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.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

John replied, “A man can receive nothing [he can claim nothing at all] unless it has been granted to him from heaven [for there is no other source than the sovereign will of God].

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.

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 to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou hast testified, behold, he immerses, and all come to him. 27 John answered and said, No man can receive anything except it be given him from heaven. 28 Ye yourselves testify to me, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 4:7

For who distinguishes thee? and what hast thou which thou didst not receive? and if thou also didst receive, why dost thou boast, as not having received?

James 1:17

Every good donation and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom not one change, or shadow of turning.

Matthew 21:25

The baptism of John, whence was it of heaven or of men And they reasoned by themselves, saying, If we say, Of heaven; he will say to us, Why, then, believed ye him not?

Numbers 16:9-11

Is this small for you that the God of Israel separated you from the assembly of Israel to bring you near to him to serve the services of the dwelling of Jehovah, and to stand before the assembly to serve them?

Numbers 17:5

And it was the man whom I shall desire him, his rod shall be fruitful: and I caused to cease from me the murmurings of the sons of Israel which they are murmuring against you.

1 Chronicles 28:4-5

And Jehovah God of Israel will choose in me from all the house of my father to be for king over Israel forever: for in Judah he chose for leader; and in the house of Judah the house of my father; and in the sons of my father he delighted in me to make a king over ail Israel:

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I shall form thee in the belly, I knew thee; and before thou shalt go forth from the womb I consecrated thee; I gave thee a prophet to the nations.

Jeremiah 17:16

And I withdrew not from following after thee; I desired not man's day, thou knewest: the going forth of my lips was straight before thee.

Amos 7:15

And Jehovah will take me from after the sheep, and Jehovah will say to me, Go prophesy to my people Israel.

Matthew 25:15

And to one he truly gave five talents, and to one, two, and to one, one; to each according to his own power; and he quickly went abroad.

Mark 11:30-31

Was the immersion of John from heaven, or from men ? answer me.

Mark 13:34

As a man travelling, having left his house, and having given power to his servants, and to each his work, and he commanded the guard of the door that he should watch.

Romans 1:5

By whom we received grace and sending forth, to the obedience of faith in all nations for his name:

Romans 12:6

And having gifts different according to the grace given us, whether prophecy, according to the due proportion of faith;

1 Corinthians 1:1

Paul, called, sent of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Sosthenes the brother,

1 Corinthians 2:12-14

And we have not received the spirit of the world, but the spirit from God; that we might know things bestowed upon us as a gift by God.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who then is Paul, and who Apollos, but servants by whom ye believed, and to each as the Lord gave?

1 Corinthians 12:11

And all these works one and the same Spirit, dividing to each his own things as be will.

1 Corinthians 15:10

And by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which in me was not vain; but I was more abundantly wearied than they all: and not I, but the grace of God which with me.

Galatians 1:1

Paul, sent, (not from men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, having raised him from the dead;)

Ephesians 1:1

Paul, sent of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the holy ones being in Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 3:7-8

Of which I Became a servant, according to the gift of the grace of God given to me according to the energy of his power

1 Timothy 2:7

For which I was placed a herald, and the sent, (I speak truth in Christ, I lie not;) a teacher of the nations in faith and truth.

Hebrews 5:4-5

And not any takes this honour to himself; but the called of God, as also Aaron.

1 Peter 4:10-11

As each received favor, serving the same among yourselves, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

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