Luke 20:4
New International Version
John's baptism--was it from heaven, or of human origin?"

New Living Translation
“Did John’s authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human?”

English Standard Version
was the baptism of John from heaven or from man?”

Berean Study Bible
John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or from men?”

Berean Literal Bible
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?"

New American Standard Bible
"Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?"

New King James Version
The baptism of John—was it from heaven or from men?”

King James Bible
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

Christian Standard Bible
was the baptism of John from heaven or of human origin?"

Contemporary English Version
Who gave John the right to baptize? Was it God in heaven or merely some human being?"

Good News Translation
did John's right to baptize come from God or from human beings?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?"

International Standard Version
Was John's authority to baptize from heaven or from humans?"

NET Bible
John's baptism--was it from heaven or from people?"

New Heart English Bible
the baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from people?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Was the baptism of Yohannan from Heaven, or from men?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
did John's right to baptize come from heaven or from humans?"

New American Standard 1977
“Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The baptism of John, was it from heaven or of men?

King James 2000 Bible
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

American King James Version
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

American Standard Version
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?

Douay-Rheims Bible
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

Darby Bible Translation
The baptism of John, was it of heaven or of men?

English Revised Version
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?

Webster's Bible Translation
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?

Weymouth New Testament
"was John's baptism of Heavenly or of human origin?"

World English Bible
the baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?"

Young's Literal Translation
the baptism of John, from heaven was it, or from men?'
Study Bible
Jesus' Authority Challenged
3“I will also ask you a question,” Jesus replied. “Tell Me: 4John’s baptism— was it from heaven, or from men?” 5They deliberated among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will ask, ‘Why did you not believe him?’…
Cross References
Luke 20:3
"I will also ask you a question," Jesus replied. "Tell Me:

Luke 20:5
They deliberated among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will ask, 'Why did you not believe him?'

Treasury of Scripture

The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

baptism.

Luke 7:28-35
For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he…

Matthew 11:7-19
And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? …

Matthew 17:11,12
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things…

from.

Luke 15:18
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

Daniel 4:25,26
That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will…







Lexicon
John’s
Ἰωάννου (Iōannou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

baptism—
βάπτισμα (baptisma)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 908: The rite or ceremony of baptism. From baptizo; baptism.

was it
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

from
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

heaven,
οὐρανοῦ (ouranou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

from
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

men?”
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.
20:1-8 Men often pretend to examine the evidences of revelation, and the truth of the gospel, when only seeking excuses for their own unbelief and disobedience. Christ answered these priests and scribes with a plain question about the baptism of John, which the common people could answer. They all knew it was from heaven, nothing in it had an earthly tendency. Those that bury the knowledge they have, are justly denied further knowledge. It was just with Christ to refuse to give account of his authority, to those who knew the baptism of John to be from heaven, yet would not believe in him, nor own their knowledge.
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