Mark 11:31
Good News Translation
They started to argue among themselves: "What shall we say? If we answer, 'From God,' he will say, 'Why, then, did you not believe John?'

Contemporary English Version
They thought it over and said to each other, "We can't say that God gave John this right. Jesus will ask us why we didn't believe John.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they thought with themselves, saying: If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him?

New American Bible
They discussed this among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘Of heavenly origin,’ he will say, ‘[Then] why did you not believe him?’

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But they thought with themselves, saying: If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him?

Why.

Matthew 11:7-14 And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the desert to see? a reed shaken with the wind? . . .

Matthew 21:25-27,31,32 The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying: . . .

John 1:15,29,34,36 John beareth witness of him and crieth out, saying: This was he of whom I spoke: He that shall come after me is preferred before me: because he was before me. . . .

John 3:29-36 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth Him, rejoiceth with joy because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore is fulfilled. . . .

Context
Jesus' Authority Challenged
30The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? Answer me. 31But they thought with themselves, saying: If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him? 32If we say, From men, we fear the people. For all men counted John that he was a prophet indeed.…
Cross References
Matthew 16:7
But they thought within themselves, saying: Because we have taken no bread.

Matthew 21:25
The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying:

Mark 11:30
The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? Answer me.

Mark 11:32
If we say, From men, we fear the people. For all men counted John that he was a prophet indeed.

Additional Translations
They deliberated among themselves what they should answer: “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will ask, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’

And they began reasoning with themselves, saying, "What should we say? If we should say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him?

And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why [then] have ye not believed him?

And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

So they debated the matter with one another. "Suppose we say, 'Heavenly,'" they argued, "he will ask, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we should say, 'From heaven;' he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

And they were reasoning with themselves, saying, 'If we may say, From heaven, he will say, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him?
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