30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me.

Other Translations of Mark 11:30

New International Version

30 John's baptism-was it from heaven, or of human origin? Tell me!"

English Standard Version

30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me."

The Message

30 About the baptism of John - who authorized it: heaven or humans? Tell me."

New King James Version

30 The baptism of John--was it from heaven or from men? Answer Me."

New Living Translation

30 "Did John's authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human? Answer me!"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 11:30

Commentary on Mark 11:27-33

(Read Mark 11:27-33)

Our Saviour shows how near akin his doctrine and baptism were to those of John; they had the same design and tendency, to bring in the gospel kingdom. These elders did not deserve to be taught; for it was plain that they contended not for truth, but victory: nor did he need to tell them; for the works he did, told them plainly he had authority from God; since no man could do the miracles which he did, unless God were with him.