Matthew 21:26

26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”

Matthew 21:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
ESV
26 But if we say, 'From man,'we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet."
NLT
26 But if we say it was merely human, we’ll be mobbed because the people believe John was a prophet.”
MSG
26 if we say 'humans,' we're up against it with the people because they all hold John up as a prophet."
CSB
26 But if we say, 'From men,' we're afraid of the crowd, because everyone thought John was a prophet."

Matthew 21:26 In-Context

24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?”They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’
26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”
27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Matthew 11:9; Mark 6:20
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