Luke 20:7
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.

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

New King James Version
So they answered that they did not know where it was from.

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

NASB 1995
So they answered that they did not know where it came from.

NASB 1977
And they answered that they did not know where it came from.

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

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

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
So they told Jesus, "We don't know who gave John the right to baptize."

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

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

Good News Translation
So they answered, "We don't know where it came from."

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And they answered that they did not know from where [it was],

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.

that.

Isaiah 6:9,10
And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not…

Isaiah 26:11
LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

Isaiah 29:9-12,14
Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink…









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
So
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

they answered [that]
ἀπεκρίθησαν (apekrithēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 611: From apo and krino; to conclude for oneself, i.e. to respond; by Hebraism to begin to speak.

they did not know
εἰδέναι (eidenai)
Verb - Perfect Infinitive Active
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

where [it was] from.
πόθεν (pothen)
Adverb
Strong's 4159: From the base of posis with enclitic adverb of origin; from which or what place, state, source or cause.


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