Luke 20:7
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New International Version
So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."

New Living Translation
So they finally replied that they didn't know.

English Standard Version
So they answered that they did not know where it came from.

Berean Study Bible
So they answered that they did not know where it was from.

Berean Literal Bible
And they answered, they did not know from where.

New American Standard Bible
So they answered that they did not know where it came from.

King James Bible
And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they answered that they did not know its origin.

International Standard Version
So they answered that they didn't know where it was from.

NET Bible
So they replied that they did not know where it came from.

New Heart English Bible
They answered that they did not know where it was from.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said to him, “We do not know from where it was.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they answered that they didn't know who gave John the right to baptize.

New American Standard 1977
And they answered that they did not know where it came from.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they answered that they knew not from where.

King James 2000 Bible
And they answered, that they could not tell from where it was.

American King James Version
And they answered, that they could not tell from where it was.

American Standard Version
And they answered, that they knew not whence it was .

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they answered, that they knew not whence it was.

Darby Bible Translation
And they answered, they did not know whence.

English Revised Version
And they answered, that they knew not whence it was.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

Weymouth New Testament
And they answered that they did not know the origin of it.

World English Bible
They answered that they didn't know where it was from.

Young's Literal Translation
And they answered, that they knew not whence it was,
Study Bible
Jesus' Authority Challenged
6But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” 7So they answered that they did not know where it was from. 8And Jesus replied, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”…
Cross References
Luke 20:6
But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."

Luke 20:8
And Jesus replied, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
Treasury of Scripture

And they answered, that they could not tell from where it was.

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Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand …

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall …

Isaiah 29:9-12,14 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken, …

Isaiah 41:28 For I beheld, and there was no man; even among them, and there was …

Isaiah 42:19,20 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? …

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that …

Jeremiah 8:7-9 Yes, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle …

Zechariah 11:15,17 And the LORD said to me, Take to you yet the instruments of a foolish …

Malachi 2:7-9 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek …

John 3:19,20 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, …

John 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they …

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because …

2 Timothy 3:8,9 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist …

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, …

Verse 7. - And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. The reply of Jesus, which so perplexed the Sanhedrin, really inflicted a grave blow to their prestige, thus compelling the grave doctors of the Law, who claimed the right of deciding all momentous questions, to decline to pronounce a judgment on so grave a question as "the position of the Baptist," that mighty preacher who had so stirred and roused Israel and who had with his life paid the forfeit of his boldness in rebuking crime in high places, thereby no doubt enormously enlarging his already vast popularity with the people. Whether from heaven, or of men; in this, no doubt, they told an untruth: but they chose rather to sacrifice their consciences than their interest, and pretend ignorance rather than profess the truth, when they saw they should be put to confusion, or be exposed to the resentments of the people. 7. could not tell—crooked, cringing hypocrites! No wonder Jesus gave you no answer (Mt 7:6). But what dignity and composure does our Lord display as He turns their question upon themselves!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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