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Luke 20:1-8 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

20 And it was done in one of the days, when he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the princes of priests and [the] scribes came together with the elder men;

and they said to him, [saying,] Say to us, in what power thou doest these things, or who is he that gave to thee this power?

And Jesus answered, and said to them, And I shall ask you one word; answer ye to me. [Forsooth Jesus answering said to them, I shall ask you one word; answer ye to me.]

Was the baptism of John of heaven, or of men?

And they thought within themselves, saying, For if we [shall] say, Of heaven, he shall say, Why then believe ye not to him?

and if we say, Of men, all the people shall stone us; for they be certain, that John is a prophet.

And they answered, that they knew not, of whence it was.

And Jesus said to them, Neither I say to you, in what power I do these things.

Luke 20:1-8 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

They ask Christ one question, and he asks them another. The parable of the vineyard. Of tribute to be given to Caesar, and how Christ stops the mouths of the Sadducees.

20 And it happened in one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, the high priests and the scribes came with the elders and spoke to him, saying, Tell us by what authority you do these things. Or who is it that gave you this authority? He answered and said to them, I also will ask you a question, and answer me. The baptism of John: was it from heaven, or of men?

And they thought within themselves, saying, If we say from heaven, he will say, Why then did you not believe him? But if we say of men, all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John is a prophet. And they answered that they did not know where it was from.

And Jesus said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

New Matthew Bible (NMB)

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Luke 20:1-8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

20 4 From whence John’s Baptism was. 9 The wickedness of the Priests is noted by the parable of the vineyard and the husbandmen. 21 To give tribute to Caesar. 27 He convinceth the Sadducees denying the resurrection. 41 How Christ is the son of David.

And [a]it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the Temple, and preached the Gospel, the high Priests and the Scribes came upon him, with the Elders,

And spake unto him, saying, Tell us by what authority thou doest these things, or who is he that hath given thee this authority?

And he answered, and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing: tell me therefore:

The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

And they reasoned within themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

But if we shall say, Of men, all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a Prophet.

Therefore they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

Then Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you, by what authority I do these things.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 20:1 The Pharisees being overcome with the truth of Christ’s doctrine, move a question about his outward calling, and are overcome by the witness of their own conscience.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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Luke 20:1-8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

20 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, and spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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