One day, as Yeshua was teaching the people at the Temple, making known the Good News, the head cohanim and the Torah-teachers, along with the elders, came up to him
and said, "Tell us, what s'mikhah do you have that authorizes you to do these things? Who gave you this s'mikhah?"
He answered, "I too will ask you a question. Tell me,
the immersion of Yochanan -- was it from Heaven or from a human source?" T
hey discussed it among themselves, saying, "If we say, `From Heaven,' he will say, `Then why didn't you believe him?'
But if we say, `From a human source,' all the people will stone us, because they're convinced that Yochanan was a prophet."