John 3:32
New International Version
He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.

New Living Translation
He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!

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

Berean Study Bible
He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony.

Berean Literal Bible
What He has seen and heard, this He testifies, but no one receives His testimony.

New American Standard Bible
"What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.

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

Christian Standard Bible
He testifies to what he has seen and heard, and yet no one accepts his testimony.

Contemporary English Version
He speaks about what he has seen and heard, and yet no one believes him.

Good News Translation
He tells what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his message.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony.

International Standard Version
He testifies about what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony.

NET Bible
He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony.

New Heart English Bible
What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his witness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whatever he has seen and heard he testifies, and no one is receiving his testimony.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and tells what he has seen and heard. Yet, no one accepts what he says.

New American Standard 1977
“What He has seen and heard, of that He bears witness; and no man receives His witness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no one receives his testimony.

King James 2000 Bible
And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony.

American King James Version
And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives 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.

Darby Bible Translation
[and] what he has seen and has heard, this he testifies; and no one receives 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.

World English Bible
What he has seen and heard, of that he testifies; and no one receives his witness.

Young's Literal Translation
'And what he hath seen and heard this he doth testify, and his testimony none receiveth;
Study Bible
John's Testimony about Jesus
31The One who comes from above is above all. The one who is from the earth belongs to the earth and speaks as one from the earth. The One who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony. 33Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful.…
Cross References
Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

John 3:11
Truly, truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, and yet you people do not accept our testimony.

John 18:37
"Then You are a king!" Pilate said. "You say that I am a king," Jesus answered. "For this reason I was born and have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to My voice."

Treasury of Scripture

And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony.

what.

John 3:11
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.

John 5:20
For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

John 8:26
I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

and no.

John 3:26,33
And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him…

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

Isaiah 50:2
Wherefore, 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? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.







Lexicon
He testifies
μαρτυρεῖ (martyrei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3140: To witness, bear witness, give evidence, testify, give a good report. From martus; to be a witness, i.e. Testify.

to
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3778: This; he, she, it.

what
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

He has seen
ἑώρακεν (heōraken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

heard,
ἤκουσεν (ēkousen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

yet
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

no one
οὐδεὶς (oudeis)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

accepts
λαμβάνει (lambanei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2983: (a) I receive, get, (b) I take, lay hold of.

His
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

testimony.
μαρτυρίαν (martyrian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3141: Witness, evidence, testimony, reputation. From martus; evidence given.
(32) And what he hath seen and heard.--This is the opposite of the third point, the speaking of the earth in the last verse. Divine in origin, divine in nature, He is divine in teaching. That teaching, too, is a witness of things seen and heard. (Comp. Notes on John 6:11-12.) It was a message from the Father's home, brought by the Son Himself. His own message was but that of a servant who did not fully know its meaning.

No man receiveth his testimony.--These words are shown by those which immediately follow to go in their pathos beyond the strict limit of the facts present to his own mind. Yet he may well have said "no man." Of the crowds that thronged to his own baptism, of those who were then thronging to the baptism of Jesus, how many were there who were receiving like testimony of the things seen and heard? (Comp. again John 3:11.) How great the first promise, how bitter the last disappointment, of the Baptist's life! These words of intense feeling are not to be measured by the cold standard of a formal exactness. And still it may be that the sadness of his tone arises from the fact that of those to whom he speaks, and at the time when he speaks, there was literally no one receiving this testimony, but all were seeking to make the earthly teacher a rival of the divine. The tense is present; those in the next verse are past.

Verse 32. - That which he hath seen and heard, this he testifieth; or, beareth witness to. His pre-existent glory with the Father makes him the adequate Witness to the heavenly things (ἐπουράνια) of which he hath authoritatively spoken; i.e. the eternal love of the Father, the purpose of the Son being sent into the world from the heart of God, and its ultimate issues - eternal life to the believer, and condemnation to those who love the darkness and do not believe. Westcott, who regards these words as the free reflections of the evangelist, thinks that reference is being made to the continued testimony of the Church as the voice of Christ; but the spirit of the passage is obscured by this interpretation. The living present vocal testimony of Christ is being throughout contrasted with that of John. And no man receiveth his witness. This seems in direct antagonism to the language of the disciples, "All men come to him;" and to John's own language, "He must increase." Westcott regards it, again, as the melancholy reflection of the aged apostle towards the close of the century. This seems to me to be an inadequate explanation. The reception of the witness of Christ had moved the whole world when John wrote his Gospel; and it would be inconsistent with the tone of exhilaration with which the evangelist closes his work. The forerunner may, however, have used this strong expression in purposed contrast to the jealous language of his own followers. "No man" - in comparison with the multitudes who ought to have already accepted him as the Son of God, as the heavenly Bridegroom. The concourse who crowded to the baptism of Jesus for a little moment did not blind the Baptist to the persistent and malignant opposition which awaited Jesus. "His joy (ver. 29) and his grief (ver. 32) both formed a noble contrast to the jealousy of his own disciples" (Meyer). 3:22-36 John was fully satisfied with the place and work assigned him; but Jesus came on a more important work. He also knew that Jesus would increase in honour and influence, for of his government and peace there would be no end, while he himself would be less followed. John knew that Jesus came from heaven as the Son of God, while he was a sinful, mortal man, who could only speak about the more plain subjects of religion. The words of Jesus were the words of God; he had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets, but in all fulness. Everlasting life could only be had by faith in Him, and might be thus obtained; whereas all those, who believe not in the Son of God, cannot partake of salvation, but the wrath of God for ever rests upon them.
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