25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you for your [a]offenses.26 [[b]But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your [c]offenses.”]
Jesus’ Authority Questioned
27 And they *came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple area, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders *came to Him,28 and began saying to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?”29 But Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.30 Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me.”31 And they began considering the implications among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’32 But should we say, ‘From men’?”—they were afraid of the [d]people, for they all considered John to have been a real prophet.33 Answering Jesus, they *said, “We do not know.” And Jesus *said to them, “Neither am I telling you by what authority I do these things.”
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