Read Mark 11:32 Using Other Translations
But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
But shall we say, 'From man'?"--they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet.
But do we dare say it was merely human?” For they were afraid of what the people would do, because everyone believed that John was a prophet.