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Matthew 21:26

    Matthew 21:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if we say, From men; we are in fear of the people, because all take John to be a prophet.

    Webster's Revision

    But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet.

    World English Bible

    But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the multitude, for all hold John as a prophet."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But if we shall say, From men; we fear the multitude; for all hold John as a prophet.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 21:26

    We fear the people - They feared that the people would stone them (Luke). Such an unpopular sentiment as to profess that all that "John" did was "imposture," would have probably ended in tumult, perhaps in their death.