New International Version
But if we say, 'Of human origin,' all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet."
King James Bible
But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
Darby Bible Translation
but if we should say, Of men, the whole people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.
World English Bible
But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet."
Young's Literal Translation
and if we may say, From men, all the people will stone us, for they are having been persuaded John to be a prophet.'
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By what authority, etc. - See the note on Matthew 21:23-27 (note).
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Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
(All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus' words, acknowledged that God's way was right, because they had been baptized by John.
But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Why didn't you believe him?'
So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."
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