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32 He testifies about what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. 33 The one who has accepted his testimony has confirmed clearly that God is truthful.[a] 34 For the one whom God has sent[b] speaks the words of God, for he does not give the Spirit sparingly.[c]

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  1. John 3:33 tn Or “is true.”
  2. John 3:34 tn That is, Christ.
  3. John 3:34 tn Grk “for not by measure does he give the Spirit” (an idiom). Leviticus Rabbah 15:2 states: “The Holy Spirit rested on the prophets by measure.” Jesus is contrasted to this. The Spirit rests upon him without measure.