Luke 20:3
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New International Version
He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me:

New Living Translation
"Let me ask you a question first," he replied.

English Standard Version
He answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell me,

Berean Study Bible
"I will also ask you a question," Jesus replied. "Tell Me:

Berean Literal Bible
And answering, He said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, and you tell Me:

New American Standard Bible
Jesus answered and said to them, "I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me:

King James Bible
And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

Christian Standard Bible
He answered them, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,

Contemporary English Version
Jesus replied, "I want to ask you a question.

Good News Translation
Jesus answered them, "Now let me ask you a question. Tell me,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He answered them, "I will also ask you a question. Tell Me,

International Standard Version
He answered them, "I, too, will ask you a question. Tell me:

NET Bible
He answered them, "I will also ask you a question, and you tell me:

New Heart English Bible
He answered them, "I also will ask you one question. Tell me:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Yeshua answered and he said to them, “I shall also ask you a question and you answer me.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus answered them, "I, too, have a question for you. Tell me,

New American Standard 1977
And He answered and said to them, “I shall also ask you a question, and you tell Me:

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing, and answer me:

King James 2000 Bible
And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

American King James Version
And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

American Standard Version
And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one thing. Answer me:

Darby Bible Translation
And he answering said to them, I also will ask you [one] thing, and tell me:

English Revised Version
And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

Weymouth New Testament
"I also will put a question to you, "He said;

World English Bible
He answered them, "I also will ask you one question. Tell me:

Young's Literal Translation
And he answering said unto them, 'I will question you -- I also -- one thing, and tell me:
Study Bible
Jesus' Authority Challenged
2“Tell us,” they said, “by what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?” 3“I will also ask you a question, Jesus replied. “Tell Me: 4John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or from men?”…
Cross References
Luke 20:2
"Tell us," they said, "by what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?"

Luke 20:4
John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"

Treasury of Scripture

And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

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Luke 22:68 And if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go.

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Verses 3-6. - And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men! And they reasoned with themselves saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. The reply of Jesus was one of strange wisdom. He - Jesus - as was well known, had been introduced to the people by this very John. If the Sanhedrin acknowledged John the Baptist as a divinely accredited messenger, then surely they could not question the claims of one borne special witness to by him, brought forward and introduced to public notice by him! If, on the other hand, the Sanhedrin refused to acknowledge the authority of John as a Heaven-sent messenger, which would have been the course they would have preferred, then the popularity and influence of the Sanhedrin would have been sorely imperilled, for the people generally held firmly that John the Baptist was really a prophet of the Lord. They even feared - as we read, "All the people will stone us" - personal violence on the part of the people whose favour they so zealously courted. And he answered and said unto them,.... That is, Jesus replied to them, as the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Persic versions express it:

I will also ask you one thing, and answer me; when he also promised, that if they would give him an answer to his question, he would satisfy them in the point they interrogated him about: and as this was a prudent decline to avoid the snare they laid for him, so it was not an impertinent reply to them; since it led on to a proper answer to their question, as appears by the case proposed; See Gill on Matthew 21:24. 20:1-8 Men often pretend to examine the evidences of revelation, and the truth of the gospel, when only seeking excuses for their own unbelief and disobedience. Christ answered these priests and scribes with a plain question about the baptism of John, which the common people could answer. They all knew it was from heaven, nothing in it had an earthly tendency. Those that bury the knowledge they have, are justly denied further knowledge. It was just with Christ to refuse to give account of his authority, to those who knew the baptism of John to be from heaven, yet would not believe in him, nor own their knowledge.
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