||And they went again to Jerusalem. And when he was walking in the temple, the leaders of the priests, and the scribes, and the elders approached him.
||And they said to him: “By what authority do you do these things? And who has given you this authority, so that you would do these things?”
||But in response, Jesus said to them: “I also will ask you one word, and if you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
||The baptism of John: was it from heaven or from men? Answer me.”
||But they discussed it among themselves, saying: “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’
||If we say, ‘From men,’ we fear the people. For they all hold that John was a true prophet.”
||And answering, they said to Jesus, “We do not know.” And in response, Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”