And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, (Luke 20:1)

And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? (Luke 20:2)

And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: (Luke 20:3)

The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? (Luke 20:4)

And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? (Luke 20:5)

But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. (Luke 20:6)

And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. (Luke 20:7)

And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. (Luke 20:8)


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