Answering a Question with a Question

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Luke 20:2-4 They asked him, “Tell us: by what authority do you do these things? Or who is giving you this authority?”
He answered them, “I also will ask you one question. Tell me: the baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men?”

Matthew 22:17-20 “ . . . Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
But Jesus . . . said, “. . . Show me the tax money.”
They brought to him a denarius.
He asked them, “Whose is this image and inscription?”

Mark 3:2,4 They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him. . . .
He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good, or to do harm? To save a life, or to kill?”


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