New American Standard Bible
"But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet."
King James Bible
But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.
Darby Bible Translation
but if we should say, Of men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John for a prophet.
World English Bible
But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet."
Young's Literal Translation
and if we should say, From men, we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
We fear the people - They feared that the people would stone them (Luke). Such an unpopular sentiment as to profess that all that "John" did was "imposture," would have probably ended in tumult, perhaps in their death.
LibraryThe vineyard and Its Keepers
'Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: 34. And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. 35. And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 36. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Christ and the Unstable.
Synopsis. --A Clearer Conception of Miracle Approached. --Works of Jesus once Reputed Miraculous not So Reputed Now
Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.
"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
And the crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee."
"The baptism of John was from what source, from heaven or from men?" And they began reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
And answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know." He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.
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