New Living Translation
They talked it over among themselves. "If we say it was from heaven, he will ask why we didn't believe John.
King James Bible
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?
Darby Bible Translation
And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say, Why then have ye not believed him?
World English Bible
They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we should say, 'From heaven;' he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'
Young's Literal Translation
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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'... Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.'--Mark xi. 2. Two considerations help us to appreciate this remarkable incident of our Lord's triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The first of these is its date. It apparently occurred on the Sunday of the Passion Week. The Friday saw the crosses on Calvary. The night before, Jesus had sat at the modest feast that was prepared in Bethany, …
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At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn't brought any bread.
"Did John's authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human?" They talked it over among themselves. "If we say it was from heaven, he will ask us why we didn't believe John.
"Did John's authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human? Answer me!"
But do we dare say it was merely human?" For they were afraid of what the people would do, because everyone believed that John was a prophet.
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