Matthew 21:26
Good News Translation
But if we say, 'From human beings,' we are afraid of what the people might do, because they are all convinced that John was a prophet."

Contemporary English Version
On the other hand, these people think John was a prophet, and we are afraid of what they might do to us. That's why we can't say it was merely some human who gave John the right to baptize."

Douay-Rheims Bible
If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the multitude: for all held John as a prophet.

New American Bible
But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we fear the crowd, for they all regard John as a prophet.”

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the multitude: for all held John as a prophet.

we fear.

Matthew 21:46 And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him as a prophet.

Matthew 14:5 And having a mind to put him to death, he feared the people: because they esteemed him as a prophet.

Isaiah 57:11 For whom hast thou been solicitous and afraid, that thou hast lied, and hast not been mindful of me, nor thought on me in thy heart? for I am silent, and as one that seeth not, and thou hast forgotten me.

Mark 11:32 If we say, From men, we fear the people. For all men counted John that he was a prophet indeed.

Mark 12:12 And they sought to lay hands on him: but they feared the people. For they knew that he spoke this parable to them. And leaving him, they went their way.

Luke 20:6,19 But if we say, of men: the whole people will stone us. For they are persuaded that John was a prophet. . . .

Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put Jesus to death: but they feared the people.

John 9:22 These things his parents said, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had already agreed among themselves that if any man should confess him to be Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

Acts 5:26 Then went the officer with the ministers and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.

for.

Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him willingly.

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a time to rejoice in his light.

John 10:41,42 And many resorted to him: and they said: John indeed did no sign. . . .

Context
Jesus' Authority Challenged
25The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying: 26If we shall say, from heaven, he will say to us: Why then did you not believe him? But if we shall say, from men, we are afraid of the multitude: for all held John as a prophet. 27And answering Jesus, they said: We know not. He also said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.…
Cross References
Matthew 11:9
But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Matthew 21:11
And the people said: This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.

Matthew 21:25
The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying:

Matthew 21:27
And answering Jesus, they said: We know not. He also said to them: Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Matthew 21:46
And seeking to lay hands on him, they feared the multitudes, because they held him as a prophet.

Mark 6:20
For Herod feared John, knowing him to be a just and holy man: and kept him, and when he heard him, did many things: and he heard him willingly.

Additional Translations
But if we say, ‘From men,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all regard John as a prophet.”

But if we should say, 'from men,' we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet."

But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet.

but if we should say, Of men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John for a prophet.

But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet.

But if we shall say, From men; we fear the people: for all hold John as a prophet.

and if we say 'a human origin' we have the people to fear, for they all hold John to have been a Prophet."

But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet."

and if we should say, From men, we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.'
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