Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet.”

King James Version

But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

Holman Bible

But if we say, ‘From men,’ we’re afraid of the crowd, because everyone thought John was a prophet.”

International Standard Version

They began discussing this among themselves: "If we say, "From heaven,' he will ask us, "Then why didn't you believe him?' But if we say, "From humans,' we are afraid of the crowd, because everyone regards John as a prophet."

A Conservative Version

But if we should say, From men, we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.

American Standard Version

But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet.

Amplified

But if we say, ‘From men,’ we are afraid of the [response of the] crowd; for they all regard John as a prophet.”

An Understandable Version

But if we say, 'from men,' we are afraid the crowd will oppose us because they all consider John to be a prophet."

Anderson New Testament

But if we reply, From men, we fear the multitude; for all regard John as a prophet.

Bible in Basic English

But if we say, From men; we are in fear of the people, because all take John to be a prophet.

Common New Testament

But if we say, 'From men,' we are afraid of the multitude; for all hold that John was a prophet."

Daniel Mace New Testament

but if we say, it was merely human, we are obnoxious to the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

Darby Translation

but if we should say, Of men, we fear the crowd, for all hold John for a prophet.

Godbey New Testament

But if we may say, From men: we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.

Goodspeed New Testament

But if we say, 'From men,' we have the people to fear, for they all consider John a prophet."

John Wesley New Testament

But if we say, Of men: we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

Julia Smith Translation

But if we say, Of men; we fear the crowd; for all hold John as a prophet.

King James 2000

But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if we say, 'From men,' we are afraid of the crowd, because they all look upon John as a prophet."

Modern King James verseion

But if we shall say From men, we fear the people; for all consider John as a prophet.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But and if we shall say of men; then fear we the people. For all men held John as a prophet."

Moffatt New Testament

And if we say, 'From men,' we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet."

Montgomery New Testament

"If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask us, 'Why then did you not believe him?' But if we say, 'From men,' we are afraid of the crowd, for they all regard John as a prophet."

NET Bible

But if we say, 'From people,' we fear the crowd, for they all consider John to be a prophet."

New Heart English Bible

But if we say, 'From man,' we fear the crowd, for all hold John as a prophet."

Noyes New Testament

But if we say, From men, we fear the multitude; for all regard John as a prophet.

Sawyer New Testament

But if we say from men, we fear the multitude, for all regard John as a prophet.

The Emphasized Bible

But, if we say, Of men, we fear the multitude, for, all, as a prophet, are holding John.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if we say, From men, we are afraid of the populace, for they all hold John as a prophet.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But if we say 'human,' we are afraid of the people, for every one regards John as a Prophet."

Webster

But if we shall say, From men; we fear the people: for all hold John as a prophet.

Weymouth New Testament

and if we say 'a human origin' we have the people to fear, for they all hold John to have been a Prophet."

Williams New Testament

But if we say, 'From men,' we are afraid of the people, for they all consider John a prophet."

World English Bible

But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet."

Worrell New Testament

But, if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet."

Worsley New Testament

But if we say, of men, we fear the people, for they all esteem John as a prophet.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if we should say, From men, we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
ἐάν 
Ean 
Usage: 155

we shall say
ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

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

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

we fear
φοβέω 
Phobeo 
fear, be afraid, be afraid of, reverence,
Usage: 68

the people
ὄχλος 
Ochlos 
Usage: 172

for
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

Ἰωάννης 
Ioannes 
John , John , John , John
Usage: 116

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

References

Context Readings

Jesus' Authority Challenged

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.” 27 And answering Jesus, they said, “We do not know.” He also said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.


Cross References

Mark 6:20

for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.

Matthew 11:9

But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.

Matthew 14:5

Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.

Matthew 21:46

When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.

John 5:35

He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.

Isaiah 57:11

“Of whom were you worried and fearful
When you lied, and did not remember Me
Nor give Me a thought?
Was I not silent even for a long time
So you do not fear Me?

Mark 11:32

But shall we say, ‘From men’?”—they were afraid of the people, for everyone considered John to have been a real prophet.

Mark 12:12

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.

Luke 20:6

But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.”

Luke 20:19

The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and they feared the people; for they understood that He spoke this parable against them.

Luke 22:2

The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.

John 9:22

His parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed Him to be Christ, he was to be put out of the synagogue.

John 10:41-42

Many came to Him and were saying, “While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this man was true.”

Acts 5:26

Then 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).

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