Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

New American Standard Bible

and they spoke, saying to Him, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?”

King James Version

And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

Holman Bible

and said to Him: “Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Who is it who gave You this authority?”

International Standard Version

and asked him, "Tell us: By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?"

A Conservative Version

And they spoke, saying to him, Tell us, by what authority are thou doing these things? Or who is he who gave thee this authority?

Amplified

and said to Him, “Tell us by what kind of authority You are doing these things? Or who is the one who gave You this authority?”

An Understandable Version

They said to Him, "Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things [i.e., miracles and teaching]? Or, who is the one who gave you this authority?"

Anderson New Testament

and spoke to him, saying: Tell us by what authority you do these things? or, who is he that gave you this authority?

Bible in Basic English

That the chief priests and the scribes and the rulers of the people came to him and said, Make clear to us by what authority you do these things and who gave you this authority.

Common New Testament

and said to him, "Tell us by what authority are you doing these things? Or who it is that gave you this authority."

Daniel Mace New Testament

and thus accosted him, tell us by what authority do you act thus? and whence do you derive that authority?

Darby Translation

and spoke to him saying, Tell us by what authority thou doest these things, or who is it who has given thee this authority?

Godbey New Testament

and they spoke to Him, saying, Tell us by what authority you are doing these things? Who is the one having given you this authority?

Goodspeed New Testament

and said to him, "Tell us what authority you have for doing as you do, or who gave you any such authority?"

John Wesley New Testament

And spake to him saying, Tell us, by what authority dost thou these things, and who is he that gave thee this authority?

Julia Smith Translation

And they spake to him, saying, Say to us, by what authority doest thou these? or who is he having given thee this authority?

King James 2000

And spoke unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority do you these things? or who is he that gave you this authority?

Lexham Expanded Bible

and said, saying to him, "Tell us, by what authority you are doing these [things], or who is the one who gave you this authority?

Modern King James verseion

And they spoke to Him, saying, Tell us, by what authority do you do these things? Or who is he who gave you this authority?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And spake unto him, saying, "Tell us by what authority thou doest these things? Either, who is he that gave thee this authority?"

Moffatt New Testament

"Tell us," they said, "what authority you have for acting in this way? Who was it that gave you this authority?"

Montgomery New Testament

They spoke to him saying. "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things? Who is it that gave you this authority?"

NET Bible

and said to him, "Tell us: By what authority are you doing these things? Or who it is who gave you this authority?"

New Heart English Bible

They asked him, "Tell us: by what authority do you do these things? Or who is giving you this authority?"

Noyes New Testament

and spoke to him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? Or who is he that gave thee this authority?

Sawyer New Testament

and spoke to him saying, Tell us by what authority you do these things? and who gave you this authority?

The Emphasized Bible

and spake, saying, unto him - Tell us, by what authority, these things, thou art doing, and, who, is it, that gave thee this authority.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and spake to him, saying, Tell us by what authority thou doest these things or who is he that giveth thee this authority?

Twentieth Century New Testament

And addressing him, said: "Tell us what authority you have to do these things. Who is it that has given you this authority?"

Webster

And spoke to him, saying, Tell us, By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

Weymouth New Testament

together with the Elders, and they asked Him, "Tell us, By what authority are you doing these things? And who is it that gave you this authority?"

Williams New Testament

and said to Him, "Tell us what sort of authority you have for doing as you do, or who is it that gave you such authority?"

World English Bible

They asked him, "Tell us: by what authority do you do these things? Or who is giving you this authority?"

Worrell New Testament

and spake, saying to Him, "Tell us by what authority Thou art doing these things, or who gave Thee this authority?"

Worsley New Testament

Tell us by what authority thou dost these things? or who it is that gave thee this authority?

Youngs Literal Translation

and spake unto him, saying, 'Tell us by what authority thou dost these things? or who is he that gave to thee this authority?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

him

Usage: 0

λέγω 
Lego 
Usage: 1045

ἔπω 
Epo 
say, speak, tell, command, bid, , vr say
Usage: 824

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

by
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ποῖος 
Poios 
Usage: 19

ἐξουσία 
Exousia 
Usage: 79

doest thou
ποιέω 
Poieo 
do, make, bring forth, commit, cause, work, show, bear, keep, fulfil, deal, perform, not tr, , vr do
Usage: 372

ταῦτα 
Tauta 
Usage: 188

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

who
τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

he that

which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

δίδωμι 
Didomi 
Usage: 254

σοί 
Soi 
thee, thou, thy, thine own, not tr
Usage: 113

οὗτος οὗτοι αὕτη αὕται 
Houtos 
this, these, he, the same, this man, she, they,
Usage: 258

Context Readings

Jesus' Authority Challenged

1 And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders; 2 and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 3 And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me:


Cross References

Exodus 2:14

And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us? Thinkest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said, Surely the thing is known.

John 2:18

The Jews therefore answered and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things?

Acts 7:27

But he that did his neighbor wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?

Matthew 21:23-27

And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

Mark 11:28-33

and they said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? or who gave thee this authority to do these things?

Luke 19:35-40

And they brought him to Jesus: and they threw their garments upon the colt, and set Jesus thereon.

Luke 19:45-46

And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold,

John 5:22-27

For neither doth the Father judge any man, but he hath given all judgment unto the Son;

Acts 4:7-10

And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, By what power, or in what name, have ye done this?

Acts 7:35-39

This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? him hath God sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the hand of the angel that appeared to him in the bush.

Acts 7:51

Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.

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