Bible: Mk 11:27-33

11:27 They came again to Jerusalem. 1  While Jesus 2  was walking in the temple courts, 3  the chief priests, the experts in the law, 4  and the elders came up to him 11:28 and said, “By what authority 5  are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things? 11:29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question. Answer me and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: 11:30 John’s baptism – was it from heaven or from people? 6  Answer me.” 11:31 They discussed with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’ 11:32 But if we say, ‘From people – ’” (they feared the crowd, for they all considered John to be truly a prophet). 11:33 So 7  they answered Jesus, 8 We don’t know.” 9  Then Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you 10  by what authority 11  I am doing these things.”

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