Parallel Verses

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?

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 did it come? From heaven [that is, ordained by God] or from men?” And they began debating among themselves [considering the implications of their answer], saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘Then why did you not believe John?’

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?

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 
John , John , John , John
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

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

And
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

we shall say
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
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

Why
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 And Jesus, having answered, said to them, I will also ask you one word, which if ye tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these. 25 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? 26 But if we say, Of men; we fear the crowd; for all hold John as a prophet.


Cross References

Matthew 3:1-12

In these days John the Baptist is present, proclaiming in the desert of Judea;

Matthew 11:7-15

And these going forth, Jesus began to say to the crowds concerning John, What went ye forth into the desert to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

Matthew 17:12-13

And I say to you, That Elias has already come, and they knew him not, but did by him whatever they would. So also the Son of man is about to suffer by them.

Mark 1:1-11

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

Mark 11:27-33

And they come again to Jerusalem : and he walking in the temple, the chief priests, and scribes, and elders come to him,

Luke 1:11-17

And a messenger of the Lord was seen to him, standing from the right of the altar of fumigation.

Luke 1:67-80

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

Luke 3:2-20

Upon Annas and Caiaphas being chief priests, the word of And was upon John, son of Zacharias in the desert.

Luke 7:28-35

For I say to you, Among the begotten of women none is a greater prophet than John the Immerser; and the less in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Luke 20:5

And they reckoned up together to themselves, saying, That if we say, Of heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

John 1:6

A man was sent from God, the name to him John.

John 1:15

John testifies for him, and he tried, saying, This was he of whom I said, He coming after me was before me: for he was before me.

John 1:25-34

And they asked him, and said to him, Why immersest thou then, if thou art not Christ, neither Elias, neither a prophet?

John 3:18

He believing in him is not judged: and he not believing has been already judged, because he has not believed in the name of the only born Son of God.

John 3:26-36

And they came to John, and said to him, Rabbi, he who was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou hast testified, behold, he immerses, and all come to him.

John 5:33-36

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

John 5:44-47

How can ye believe, receiving glory from one another, and ye seek not the glory that from God alone?

John 10:25-26

Jesus answered them, I said to you, and ye believe not: the works which I do in my Father's name, these testify of me.

John 12:37-43

And he having done so many signs before them, they did not believe in him:

1 John 3:20

For if our heart condemn us, for God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

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