New International Version
They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
King James Bible
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
Darby Bible Translation
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why [then] have ye not believed him?
World English Bible
They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we should say, 'From heaven;' he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
Young's Literal Translation
And they were reasoning with themselves, saying, 'If we may say, From heaven, he will say, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
See on Matthew 21:23-27 (note).
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If the Lord would make windows in heaven might this thing be?--II KGS. 7:2. Have faith in God.--Without faith it is impossible to please God.--With God all things are possible. Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.--Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
August 19. "Have Faith in God" (Mark xi. 22).
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They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread."
John's baptism--where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?" They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
John's baptism--was it from heaven, or of human origin? Tell me!"
But if we say, 'Of human origin' . . . " (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)
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