Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For I tell you that unless your uprightness is far superior to that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never even enter the Kingdom of Heaven!
When he had entered the Temple, and was teaching, the high priests and the elders of the people came up to him, and said, "What authority have you for doing as you do, and who gave you this authority?"
And Jesus came up to them and said, "Full authority in heaven and on the earth has been given to me.
for I will give you such wisdom of utterance as none of your opponents will be able to resist or dispute.
Moses said, 'The Lord God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised me up. You must listen to everything that he tells you.
but they could not meet his wisdom and the inspiration with which he spoke.
For the message of God is a living and active force, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing through soul and spirit, and joints and marrow, and keen in judging the thoughts and purposes of the mind.
Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem, and said to him,
"The scribes and Pharisees have taken Moses' seat.
And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, "Why do your disciples not observe the rules handed down by our ancestors, but eat food without purifying their hands?"
And Jesus said to them, "Nor will I tell you what authority I have for doing as I do."
and they were amazed at his teaching, for he spoke with authority.