Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." "Nor do I tell you," He replied, "by what authority I do these things."
When He had said this, all His opponents were ashamed, while the whole multitude was delighted at the many glorious things continually done by Him.
To this they could make no reply.
When however they persisted with their question, He raised His head and said to them, "Let the sinless man among you be the first to throw a stone at her."
And seeing the man standing with them--the man who had been cured--they had no reply to make.
Perceiving that the Scribe had answered wisely Jesus said to him, "You are not far from the Kingdom of God." No one from that time forward ventured to put any question to Him.
From that time, however, no one ventured to challenge Him with a single question.