Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 21:25
- The baptism of John (to baptisma to Iwanou).
- This represents his relation to Jesus who was baptized by him. At once the ecclesiastical leaders find themselves in a dilemma created by their challenge of Christ.
- They reasoned with themselves (dielogizonto).
- Picturesque imperfect tense describing their hopeless quandary.