Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the
people; for they all regard John as a prophet.”
But they were saying, “Not during the festival,
otherwise a riot might occur among the people.”
And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.
the captain went along with the officers and proceeded to bring them back without violence (for they were afraid of the people, that they might be stoned).
and if I ask a question, you will not answer.