Luke 20:3
New International Version
He replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me:

New Living Translation
“Let me ask you a question first,” he replied.

English Standard Version
He answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell me,

Berean Study Bible
“I will also ask you a question,” Jesus replied. “Tell Me:

Berean Literal Bible
And answering, He said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, and you tell Me:

King James Bible
And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

New King James Version
But He answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, and answer Me:

New American Standard Bible
But He replied to them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me:

NASB 1995
Jesus answered and said to them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me:

NASB 1977
And He answered and said to them, “I shall also ask you a question, and you tell Me:

Amplified Bible
Jesus replied, “I will also ask you a question. You tell Me:

Christian Standard Bible
He answered them, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He answered them, “I will also ask you a question. Tell Me,

American Standard Version
And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and he said to them, “I shall also ask you a question and you answer me.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus replied, "I want to ask you a question.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one thing. Answer me:

English Revised Version
And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me:

Good News Translation
Jesus answered them, "Now let me ask you a question. Tell me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered them, "I, too, have a question for you. Tell me,

International Standard Version
He answered them, "I, too, will ask you a question. Tell me:

Literal Standard Version
And He answering said to them, “I will question you—I also—one thing, and tell Me:

NET Bible
He answered them, "I will also ask you a question, and you tell me:

New Heart English Bible
He answered them, "I also will ask you one question. Tell me:

Weymouth New Testament
"I also will put a question to you, "He said;

World English Bible
He answered them, "I also will ask you one question. Tell me:

Young's Literal Translation
And he answering said unto them, 'I will question you -- I also -- one thing, and tell me:

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus' Authority Challenged
2“Tell us,” they said, “by what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?” 3 “I will also ask you a question,” Jesus replied. “Tell Me: 4John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or from men?”…

Cross References
Luke 20:2
"Tell us," they said, "by what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?"

Luke 20:4
John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"


Treasury of Scripture

And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

I will.

Luke 22:68
And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.

Matthew 15:2,3
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread…

Colossians 4:6
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.









Verses 3-6. - And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men! And they reasoned with themselves saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. The reply of Jesus was one of strange wisdom. He - Jesus - as was well known, had been introduced to the people by this very John. If the Sanhedrin acknowledged John the Baptist as a divinely accredited messenger, then surely they could not question the claims of one borne special witness to by him, brought forward and introduced to public notice by him! If, on the other hand, the Sanhedrin refused to acknowledge the authority of John as a Heaven-sent messenger, which would have been the course they would have preferred, then the popularity and influence of the Sanhedrin would have been sorely imperilled, for the people generally held firmly that John the Baptist was really a prophet of the Lord. They even feared - as we read, "All the people will stone us" - personal violence on the part of the people whose favour they so zealously courted.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
“I will also ask
Ἐρωτήσω (Erōtēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

a question,”
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

[Jesus] replied.
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

“Tell
εἴπατέ (eipate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

Me:
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.


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