And it was done in one of the days, when he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the princes of priests and [the] scribes came together with the elder men;
and they said to him, [saying,] Say to us, in what power thou doest these things, or who is he that gave to thee this power?
And Jesus answered, and said to them, And I shall ask you one word; answer ye to me. [Forsooth Jesus answering said to them, I shall ask you one word; answer ye to me.]
Was the baptism of John of heaven, or of men?
And they thought within themselves, saying, For if we [shall] say, Of heaven, he shall say, Why then believe ye not to him?
and if we say, Of men, all the people shall stone us; for they be certain, that John is a prophet.