3 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

Other Translations of Luke 20:3

New International Version

3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me:

English Standard Version

3 He answered them, "I also will ask you a question. Now tell me,

The Message

3 Jesus answered, "First, let me ask you a question:

New King James Version

3 But He answered and said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, and answer Me:

New Living Translation

3 "Let me ask you a question first," he replied.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 20:3

Commentary on Luke 20:1-8

(Read Luke 20:1-8)

Men often pretend to examine the evidences of revelation, and the truth of the gospel, when only seeking excuses for their own unbelief and disobedience. Christ answered these priests and scribes with a plain question about the baptism of John, which the common people could answer. They all knew it was from heaven, nothing in it had an earthly tendency. Those that bury the knowledge they have, are justly denied further knowledge. It was just with Christ to refuse to give account of his authority, to those who knew the baptism of John to be from heaven, yet would not believe in him, nor own their knowledge.