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

 
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1 It happened on one of those days, as he was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, that the chief priests and scribes came to 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 They asked him, "Tell us: by what authority do you do these things? Or who is giving you this authority?" 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"
3 He answered them, "I also will ask you one question. Tell 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 They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why didn't you believe him?' 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."