One day when Jesus was in the Temple teaching the people and preaching the Good News, the chief priests and the teachers of the Law, together with the elders, came
and said to him, "Tell us, what right do you have to do these things? Who gave you such right?"
Jesus answered them, "Now let me ask you a question. Tell me,
did John's right to baptize come from God or from human beings?"
They started to argue among themselves, "What shall we say? If we say, "From God,' he will say, "Why, then, did you not believe John?'
But if we say, "From human beings,' this whole crowd here will stone us, because they are convinced that John was a prophet."