32 But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.

Other Translations of Mark 11:32

New International Version

32 But if we say, 'Of human origin' ." (They feared the people, for everyone held that John really was a prophet.)

English Standard Version

32 But shall we say, 'From man'?"-- they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet.

The Message

32 if we say 'humans,' we'll be up against it with the people because they all hold John up as a prophet."

New King James Version

32 But if we say, 'From men' "--they feared the people, for all counted John to have been a prophet indeed.

New Living Translation

32 But do we dare say it was merely human?" For they were afraid of what the people would do, because everyone believed that John was a prophet.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 11:32

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.