Luke 20:5
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English Standard Version
And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’

King James Bible
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

American Standard Version
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why did ye not believe him?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they thought within themselves, saying: If we shall say, From heaven: he will say: Why then did you not believe him?

English Revised Version
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why did ye not believe him?

Webster's Bible Translation
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

Weymouth New Testament
So they debated the matter with one another. "If we say 'Heavenly,'" they argued, "he will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'

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Vincent's Word Studies

They reasoned (συνελογίσαντο)

Only here in New Testament. The preposition, σύν, together, and the additional with themselves, denote a very close conference.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Why.

John 1:15-18,30,34 John bore witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me...

John 3:26,36 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...

John 3:26,36 And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he that was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, the same baptizes...

John 5:33-35 You sent to John, and he bore witness to the truth...

Acts 13:25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think you that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there comes one after me...

Cross References
Matthew 16:7
And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread."

Matthew 21:25
The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?" And they discussed it among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

Luke 20:4
was the baptism of John from heaven or from man?"

Luke 20:6
But if we say, 'From man,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."

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