New Living Translation
But if we say it was merely human, we'll be mobbed because the people believe John was a prophet."
King James Bible
But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
Darby Bible Translation
but if we should say, Of men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John for a prophet.
World English Bible
But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet."
Young's Literal Translation
and if we should say, From men, we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.'
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Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.
And the crowds replied, "It's Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee."
"Did John's authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human?" They talked it over among themselves. "If we say it was from heaven, he will ask us why we didn't believe John.
So they finally replied, "We don't know." And Jesus responded, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I do these things.
They wanted to arrest him, but they were afraid of the crowds, who considered Jesus to be a prophet.
for Herod respected John; and knowing that he was a good and holy man, he protected him. Herod was greatly disturbed whenever he talked with John, but even so, he liked to listen to him.
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