But if we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the people; for they all regard John as a prophet.”
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.
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and one who is more than a prophet.
Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet.
When they sought to seize Him, they feared the people, because they considered Him to be a prophet.
He was the lamp that was burning and was shining and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light.
“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?
But shall we say, ‘From men’?”—they were afraid of the people, for everyone considered John to have been a real prophet.
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.
But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet.”
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.
The chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they might put Him to death; for they were afraid of the people.
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.
Many came to Him and were saying, “While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this man was true.”
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).