Luke 20:1-6 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came to pass, [that] on one of those days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon [him], with the elders, 1 One day as he was teaching the people in the temple courts and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him.
2 And spoke to him, saying, Tell us, By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"
3 And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,
4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"
5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? 5 They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Why didn't you believe him?'
6 But if we say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. 6 But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet."