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1One day, as he was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came upThe Authority of Jesus Questioned Lk.20.1-8 Passover, c.30ce (Jerusalem) | Mt.21.23-27 | Mk.11.27-33
2and said to him, "Tell us by 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 from heaven or from men?" 
5And they discussed it with one another, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why did you not believe him?' 
6But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us; for they are convinced that John was a prophet." 
7So they answered that they did not know whence it was. 
8And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things." 

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