And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
Kai; CONJ ejlqovnto? V-2AAP-GSM aujtou' P-GSM eij? PREP to; T-ASN iJero;n N-ASN prosh'lqon V-AAI-3P aujtw'/ P-DSM didavskonti V-PAP-DSM oiJ T-NPM ajrcierei'? N-NPM kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM presbuvteroi A-NPM tou' T-GSM laou' N-GSM levgonte?, V-PAP-NPM #En PREP poiva/ I-DSF ejxousiva/ tau'ta D-APN poiei'?; V-PAI-2S kai; CONJ tiv? I-NSM soi P-2DS e~dwken V-AAI-3S th;n T-ASF ejxousivan tauvthn; D-ASF
And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM #Ihsou'? N-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S aujtoi'?, P-DPM #Erwthvsw V-FAI-1S uJma'? P-2AP kajgw; P-1NS lovgon N-ASM e&na, N-ASM oJ;n R-ASM eja;n COND ei~phtev V-2AAS-2P moi P-1DS kajgw; P-1NS uJmi'n P-2DP ejrw' V-FAI-1S ejn PREP poiva/ I-DSF ejxousiva/ tau'ta D-APN poiw': V-PAI-1S
The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
to; T-NSN bavptisma N-NSN to; T-NSN #Iwavnnou N-GSM povqen ADV h\n; V-IXI-3S ejx oujranou' N-GSM h^ PRT ejx ajnqrwvpwn; N-GPM oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ dielogivzonto V-INI-3P ejn PREP eJautoi'? F-3DPM levgonte?, V-PAP-NPM #Ea;n COND ei~pwmen, V-2AAS-1P #Ex oujranou', N-GSM ejrei' V-FAI-3S hJmi'n, P-1DP Dia; PREP tiv I-ASN ou\n CONJ oujk PRT ejpisteuvsate V-AAI-2P aujtw'/; P-DSM
But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
eja;n COND de; CONJ ei~pwmen, V-2AAS-1P #Ex ajnqrwvpwn, N-GPM fobouvmeqa V-PNI-1P to;n T-ASM o~clon, N-ASM pavnte? A-NPM ga;r CONJ wJ? ADV profhvthn N-ASM e~cousin V-PAI-3P to;n T-ASM #Iwavnnhn. N-ASM
And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them,Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
kai; CONJ ajpokriqevnte? V-AOP-NPM tw'/ T-DSM #Ihsou' N-DSM ei\pan, V-2AAI-3P Oujk PRT oi~damen. V-RAI-1P e~fh V-IXI-3S aujtoi'? P-DPM kai; CONJ aujtov?, P-NSM 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
But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.
Tiv I-ASN de; CONJ uJmi'n P-2DP dokei'; V-PAI-3S a~nqrwpo? N-NSM ei\cen V-IAI-3S tevkna N-APN duvo. N-NUI kai; CONJ proselqw;n V-2AAP-NSM tw'/ T-DSM prwvtw/ A-DSN ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Tevknon, N-VSN u&page V-PAM-2S shvmeron ADV ejrgavzou V-PNM-2S ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM ajmpelw'ni. N-DSM
He answered* and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Ouj PRT qevlw, V-PAI-1S u&steron ADV de; CONJ metamelhqei;? ajph'lqen. V-2AAI-3S
And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
proselqw;n V-2AAP-NSM de; CONJ tw'/ T-DSN eJtevrw/ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S wJsauvtw?. ADV oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S #Egwv, P-1NS kuvrie: N-VSM kai; CONJ oujk PRT ajph'lqen. V-2AAI-3S
Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you,That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
tiv? I-NSM ejk PREP tw'n T-GPM duvo N-NUI ejpoivhsen V-AAI-3S to; T-ASN qevlhma N-ASN tou' T-GSM patrov?; N-GSM levgousin, V-PAI-3P JO T-NSM prw'to?. A-NSM levgei V-PAI-3S aujtoi'? P-DPM oJ T-NSM #Ihsou'?, N-NSM #Amh;n HEB levgw V-PAI-1S uJmi'n P-2DP o&ti CONJ oiJ T-NPM telw'nai N-NPM kai; CONJ aiJ T-NPF povrnai N-NPF proavgousin V-PAI-3P uJma'? P-2AP eij? PREP th;n T-ASF basileivan N-ASF tou' T-GSM qeou'. N-GSM
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
h\lqen V-2AAI-3S ga;r CONJ #Iwavnnh? N-NSM pro;? PREP uJma'? P-2AP ejn PREP oJdw'/ N-DSF dikaiosuvnh?, N-GSF kai; CONJ oujk PRT ejpisteuvsate V-AAI-2P aujtw'/: P-DSM oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ telw'nai N-NPM kai; CONJ aiJ T-NPF povrnai N-NPF ejpivsteusan V-AAI-3P aujtw'/: P-DSM uJmei'? P-2NP de; CONJ ijdovnte? V-2AAP-NPM oujde; ADV metemelhvqhte V-AOI-2P u&steron ADV tou' T-GSM pisteu'sai V-AAN aujtw'/. P-DSM
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