Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But if we say, 'from men,' we are afraid the crowd will oppose us because they all consider John to be a prophet."
But they reasoned, "We will not do it during the Festival because it might start a riot among the people."
And they [i.e., the leading priests and experts in the Law of Moses] attempted to arrest Jesus, but [hesitated because] they feared what the crowd might do, for they understood that He was speaking the parable against them. So, they left Him and went away.
[Immediately] the captain, with his officers, went [to the Temple] and brought the apostles back again, but did not use any violence because they feared that the people might stone them.
And if I asked you [who I am] you would not answer.