Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"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?'

King James Version

The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

Holman Bible

Where did John's baptism come from? From heaven or from men?" They began to argue among themselves, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'

International Standard Version

Where did John's authority to baptize come from? From heaven or from humans?"

A Conservative Version

The immersion of John, from where was it, from heaven or from men? And they deliberated with themselves, saying, If we should say, From heaven, he will say to us, Why then did ye not believe him?

American Standard Version

The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why then did ye not believe him?

Amplified

The baptism of John -- "from where was it? From heaven or from men? And they reasoned and argued with one another, If we say, From heaven, He will ask us, Why then did you not believe him?

An Understandable Version

Where did the immersion of John come from? From heaven or from men?" And they discussed this among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'from heaven,' He will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe his message?'

Anderson New Testament

The immersion of John, whence was it? from heaven, or from men? But they reasoned among themselves, and said, If we reply, From heaven, he will say to us, Why then did you not believe him?

Bible in Basic English

The baptism of John, where did it come from? from heaven or from men? And they were reasoning among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did you not have faith in him?

Common New Testament

The baptism of Johnwhere was it from? From heaven or from men?" And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

Daniel Mace New Testament

the baptism of John, whence was it? was it a divine or a human Institution? and they reasoned thus with themselves, if we say, it was divine; he will say, then, why did ye not believe him?

Darby Translation

The baptism of John, whence was it? of heaven or of men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we should say, Of heaven, he will say to us, Why then have ye not believed him?

Godbey New Testament

Whence was the baptism of John? from heaven or from men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we may say, From heaven; He will say to us, Why then did you not believe on him?

Goodspeed New Testament

Where did John's baptism come from? Was it from heaven, or from men?" And they argued with one another, "If we say, 'It was from heaven,' he will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'

John Wesley New Testament

The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven, or of men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, from heaven, he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The baptism of John, where was it from? from heaven or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

Julia Smith Translation

The baptism of John, whence was it of heaven or of men And they reasoned by themselves, saying, If we say, Of heaven; he will say to us, Why, then, believed ye him not?

King James 2000

The baptism of John, from where was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did you not then believe him?

Lexham Expanded Bible

From where was the baptism of John--from heaven or from men?" And they began to discuss [this] among themselves, saying, "If we say 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

Modern King James verseion

The baptism of John, where was it from? From Heaven or from men? And they reasoned within themselves, saying, If we shall say, From Heaven, he will say to us, Why then did you not believe him?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The baptism of John: whence was it? From heaven, or of men?" Then they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we shall say from heaven; he will say unto us, 'Why did ye not then believe him?'

Moffatt New Testament

Where did the baptism of John come from? From heaven or from men?" Now they argued to themselves, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'

Montgomery New Testament

John's baptism, whence was it, from heaven or from man?" So they began debating about it among themselves.

NET Bible

Where did John's baptism come from? From heaven or from people?" They discussed this among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Then why did you not believe him?'

New Heart English Bible

The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven or from man?" They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

Noyes New Testament

The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven, or from men? And they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven, he will say to us, Why then did ye not believe him?

Sawyer New Testament

Whence was the baptism of John? from heaven or from men? And they reasoned within themselves, saying, If we say from heaven, he will say to us, Why did you not believe him?

The Emphasized Bible

The immersion by John, whence was it? Of heaven, or of men? But, they, began to deliberate among themselves, saying - If we say, Of heaven; He will say unto us, Wherefore then did ye not believe him?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

The baptism of John whence was it? from heaven, or from men? Hereupon they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we reply, From heaven, he will say to us, Why then did ye not believe him?

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is about John's baptism. What was its origin? divine or human?" But they began arguing among themselves: "If we say 'divine,' he will say to us 'Why then did not you believe him?'

Webster

The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, if we shall say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did ye not believe him?

Weymouth New Testament

John's Baptism, whence was it? --had it a heavenly or a human origin?" So they debated the matter among themselves. "If we say 'a heavenly origin,'" they argued, "he will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

Williams New Testament

Where did John's baptism come from? From heaven, or from men?" They argued it out among themselves in this way, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'

World English Bible

The baptism of John, where was it from? From heaven or from men?" They reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask us, 'Why then did you not believe him?'

Worrell New Testament

The immersion of John??hence was it? from Heaven or from men?" And they were reasoning among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From Heaven,' He will say to us, 'Why, then, did ye not believe him?'

Worsley New Testament

The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves saying, If we say, from heaven, He will reply, Why then did ye not believe him?

Youngs Literal Translation

the baptism of John, whence was it? -- from heaven, or from men?' And they were reasoning with themselves, saying, 'If we should say, From heaven; he will say to us, Wherefore, then, did ye not believe him?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
βάπτισμα 
Baptisma 
Usage: 14

of John
Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
Usage: 116

πόθεν 
Pothen 
Usage: 17

was it
ἦν 
En 
was, were, had been, had, taught , stood , , vr was
Usage: 410

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
οὐρανός 
Ouranos 
Usage: 156
Usage: 156

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

διαλογίζομαι 
Dialogizomai 
Usage: 9

with
παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

If
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

ἔπω 
Epo 
Usage: 824

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

he will say
ἐρέω 
Ereo 
Usage: 41

unto us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

did ye
πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

οὖν 
Oun 
therefore, then, so, and, now, wherefore, but, not tr,
Usage: 417

πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Jesus' Authority Challenged

24 Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 "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?' 26 "But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet."


Cross References

Matthew 3:1-12

Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying,

Matthew 11:7-15

As these men were going away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

Matthew 17:12-13

but I say to you that Elijah already came, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they wished. So also the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands."

Mark 1:1-11

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 11:27-33

They came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him,

Luke 1:11-17

And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense.

Luke 1:67-80

And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying:

Luke 3:2-20

in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.

Luke 7:28-35

"I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

Luke 20:5

They reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'

John 1:6

There came a man sent from God, whose name was John.

John 1:15

John testified about Him and cried out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.'"

John 1:25-34

They asked him, and said to him, "Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"

John 3:18

"He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:26-36

And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, He who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to Him."

John 5:33-36

"You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth.

John 5:44-47

"How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?

John 10:25-26

Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father's name, these testify of Me.

John 12:37-43

But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him.

1 John 3:20

in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.

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