New American Standard Bible
They reasoned among themselves, 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?
Darby Bible Translation
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why have ye not believed him?
World English Bible
They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why didn't you believe him?'
Young's Literal Translation
And they reasoned with themselves, saying -- 'If we may say, From heaven, he will say, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him?
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They began to discuss this among themselves, saying, "He said that because we did not bring any bread."
"The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
"Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?"
"But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
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