Luke 20:1-8

The Authority of Jesus Challenged

1 aOne day, bas Jesus
Greek he
was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, dthe chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up
2and said to him, “Tell us eby what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” 3He answered them, I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, 4was the baptism of John ffrom heaven or from man?” 5And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, gWhy did you not believe him?’ 6But if we say, ‘From man,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was ha prophet.” 7So they answered that they did not know where it came from. 8And Jesus said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

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