On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,
Kai; CONJ ejgevneto V-2ADI-3S ejn PREP mia'/ N-DSF tw'n T-GPF hJmerw'n N-GPF didavskonto? V-PAP-GSM aujtou' P-GSM to;n T-ASM lao;n N-ASM ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSN iJerw'/ N-DSN kai; CONJ eujaggelizomevnou V-PMP-GSM ejpevsthsan V-2AAI-3P oiJ T-NPM ajrcierei'? N-NPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM grammatei'? N-NPM su;n PREP toi'? T-DPM presbutevroi?, A-DPM
and they spoke, saying to Him, "Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?"
kai; CONJ ei\pan V-2AAI-3P levgonte? V-PAP-NPM pro;? PREP aujtovn, P-ASM Eijpo;n V-2AAI-3P hJmi'n P-1DP ejn PREP poiva/ I-DSF ejxousiva/ tau'ta D-APN poiei'?, V-PAI-2S h^ PRT tiv? I-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S oJ T-NSM douv? V-2AAP-NSM soi P-2DS th;n T-ASF ejxousivan tauvthn. D-ASF
Jesus answered and said to them, "I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me:
ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM de; CONJ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S pro;? PREP aujtouv?, P-APM #Erwthvsw V-FAI-1S uJma'? P-2AP kajgw; P-1NS lovgon, N-ASM kai; CONJ ei~patev V-2AAM-2P moi: P-1DS
"Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?"
To; T-NSN bavptisma N-NSN #Iwavnnou N-GSM ejx oujranou' N-GSM h\n V-IXI-3S h^ PRT ejx ajnqrwvpwn; N-GPM
They reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why * did you not believe him?'
oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ sunelogivsanto V-ADI-3P pro;? PREP eJautou;? F-3APM levgonte? V-PAP-NPM o&ti CONJ #Ea;n COND ei~pwmen, V-2AAS-1P #Ex oujranou', N-GSM ejrei', V-FAI-3S Dia; PREP tiv I-ASN oujk PRT ejpisteuvsate V-AAI-2P aujtw'/; P-DSM
"But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
eja;n COND de; CONJ ei~pwmen, V-2AAS-1P #Ex ajnqrwvpwn, N-GPM oJ T-NSM lao;? N-NSM a&pa? A-NSM kataliqavsei V-FAI-3S hJma'?, P-1AP pepeismevno? V-RPP-NSM gavr CONJ ejstin V-PXI-3S #Iwavnnhn N-ASM profhvthn N-ASM ei\nai. V-PXN
So they answered that they did not know where it came from.
kai; CONJ ajpekrivqhsan V-ADI-3P mh; PRT eijdevnai V-RAN povqen. ADV
And Jesus said to them, "Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things."
kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM #Ihsou'? N-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S aujtoi'?, P-DPM Oujde; ADV ejgw; P-1NS levgw V-PAI-1S uJmi'n P-2DP ejn PREP poiva/ I-DSF ejxousiva/ tau'ta D-APN poiw'. V-PAI-1S
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