New International Version
To this John replied, "A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.
King James Bible
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
Darby Bible Translation
John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it be given him out of heaven.
World English Bible
John answered, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven.
Young's 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A man can receive nothing, etc. - Or, A man can receive nothing from heaven, unless it be given him. I have received, not only my commission, but the power also by which I have executed it, from above. As I took it up at God's command, so I am ready to lay it down when he pleases. I have told you from the beginning that I was only the forerunner of the Messiah, and was sent, not to form a separate party, but to point out to men that Lamb of God which takes away the sin of the world: John 3:28.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
receive. or, take unto himself.
LibraryNotes on the Third Century
Page 161. Line 1. He must be born again, &c. This is a compound citation from John iii. 3, and Mark x. 15, in the order named. Page 182. Line 17. For all things should work together, &c. See Romans viii. 28. Page 184. Lines 10-11. Being Satan is able, &c. 2 Corinthians xi. 14. Page 184. Last line. Like a sparrow, &c. Psalm cii. Page 187. Line 1. Mechanisms. This word is, in the original MS., mechanicismes.' Page 187. Line 7. Like the King's daughter, &c. Psalm xlv. 14. Page 188. Med. 39. The best …
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He went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them."
and many people came to him. They said, "Though John never performed a sign, all that John said about this man was true."
1 Corinthians 4:7
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
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