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26 So they went to John and asked him, “Teacher, are you aware that the One you told us about at the crossing place—he’s now baptizing everyone with larger crowds than yours. People are flocking to him! What do you think about that?

27 John answered them, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless God bestows it.[a] 28 You heard me tell you before that I am not the Messiah, but certainly I am the messenger sent ahead of him.

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  1. John 3:27 Or “No one of his own will can receive anything unless it comes to him from heaven.”
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