Luke 20:6
New International Version
But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.”

New Living Translation
But if we say it was merely human, the people will stone us because they are convinced John was a prophet.”

English Standard Version
But if we say, ‘From man,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

Berean Study Bible
But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

Berean Literal Bible
But if we should say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are having been persuaded John to be a prophet."

King James Bible
But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

New King James Version
But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.”

New American Standard Bible
But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, since they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

NASB 1995
“But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

NASB 1977
“But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

Amplified Bible
But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are firmly convinced that John was a prophet.”

Christian Standard Bible
But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, because they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

American Standard Version
But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But if we say, 'From men', all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that Yohannan is a Prophet.”

Contemporary English Version
And we can't say it was merely some human who gave John the right to baptize. The crowd will stone us to death, because they think John was a prophet."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if we say, Of men, the whole people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.

English Revised Version
But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

Good News Translation
But if we say, 'From human beings,' this whole crowd here will stone us, because they are convinced that John was a prophet."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if we say, 'from humans,' everyone will stone us to death. They're convinced that John was a prophet."

International Standard Version
But if we say, 'From humans,' all the people will stone us to death, because they are convinced that John was a prophet."

Literal Standard Version
And if we may say, From men, all the people will stone us, for they are having been persuaded John to be a prophet.”

NET Bible
But if we say, 'From people,' all the people will stone us, because they are convinced that John was a prophet."

New Heart English Bible
But if we say, 'From people,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet."

Weymouth New Testament
And if we say, 'human,' the people will all stone us; for they are thoroughly convinced that John was a Prophet."

World English Bible
But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet."

Young's Literal Translation
and if we may say, From men, all the people will stone us, for they are having been persuaded John to be a prophet.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus' Authority Challenged
5They deliberated among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will ask, ‘Why did you not believe him?’ 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.…

Cross References
Matthew 11:9
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Luke 7:29
All the people who heard this, even the tax collectors, acknowledged God's justice. For they had received the baptism of John.

Luke 7:30
But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.

Luke 20:5
They deliberated among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will ask, 'Why did you not believe him?'

Luke 20:7
So they answered that they did not know where it was from.


Treasury of Scripture

But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

all.

Matthew 21:26,46
But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet…

Matthew 26:5
But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people.

Mark 12:12
And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

for.

Luke 1:76
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Luke 7:26-29
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet…

Matthew 14:5
And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.









(6) All the people will stone us.--St. Luke gives the more vivid utterance in place of the more general "we fear the people" in the other Gospels. As indicating the readiness of the people of Jerusalem to proceed to extremities of this kind, we may refer to their treatment of our Lord (John 8:59; John 10:31) and Stephen (Acts 7:58-59).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

if
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

we say,
εἴπωμεν (eipōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

‘From
Ἐξ (Ex)
Preposition
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

men,’
ἀνθρώπων (anthrōpōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

all
ἅπας (hapas)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 537: All, the whole, altogether. Absolutely all or every one.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

people
λαὸς (laos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2992: Apparently a primary word; a people.

will stone
καταλιθάσει (katalithasei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2642: To stone down, stone to death, overwhelm with stones. From kata and lithazo; to stone down, i.e. To death.

us,
ἡμᾶς (hēmas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

for
γάρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

they are
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

convinced [that]
πεπεισμένος (pepeismenos)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3982: A primary verb; to convince; by analogy, to pacify or conciliate; reflexively or passively, to assent, to rely.

John
Ἰωάννην (Iōannēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

was
εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a prophet.”
προφήτην (prophētēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.


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