John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven. (John 3:27)

"You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, `I am not the Christ,' but, `I have been sent ahead of Him.' (John 3:28)

"He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. So this joy of mine has been made full. (John 3:29)

"He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30)

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