7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

Other Translations of Luke 20:7

New International Version

7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."

English Standard Version

7 So they answered that they did not know where it came from.

The Message

7 They agreed to concede that round to Jesus and said they didn't know.

New King James Version

7 So they answered that they did not know where it was from.

New Living Translation

7 So they finally replied that they didn't know.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Luke 20:7

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.