Mark 11:28
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New International Version
"By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"

New Living Translation
They demanded, "By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right to do them?"

English Standard Version
and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?”

New American Standard Bible
and began saying to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?"

King James Bible
And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and asked Him, "By what authority are You doing these things? Who gave You this authority to do these things?"

International Standard Version
and asked him, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority to do them?"

NET Bible
and said, "By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?"

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they were saying to him, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority to do these things?”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They asked him, "What gives you the right to do these things? Who told you that you could do this?"

Jubilee Bible 2000
and said unto him, By what faculty doest thou these things? and who gave thee this faculty to do these things?

King James 2000 Bible
And said unto him, By what authority do you these things? and who gave you this authority to do these things?

American King James Version
And say to him, By what authority do you these things? and who gave you this authority to do these things?

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they say to him: By what authority dost thou these things? and who hath given thee this authority that thou shouldst do these things?

Darby Bible Translation
and they say to him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority, that thou shouldest do these things?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And say to him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?

Weymouth New Testament
and asked, "By what authority are you doing these things? and who gave you authority to do them?"

World English Bible
and they began saying to him, "By what authority do you do these things? Or who gave you this authority to do these things?"

Young's Literal Translation
and they say to him, 'By what authority dost thou these things? and who gave thee this authority that these things thou mayest do?'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:27-33 Our Saviour shows how near akin his doctrine and baptism were to those of John; they had the same design and tendency, to bring in the gospel kingdom. These elders did not deserve to be taught; for it was plain that they contended not for truth, but victory: nor did he need to tell them; for the works he did, told them plainly he had authority from God; since no man could do the miracles which he did, unless God were with him.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And say unto him, by what authority dost thou do these things?.... Enter into the temple, as if he was Lord of it; and correct in such a magisterial way every thing he thought an abuse in it; do the miracles he did, as healing the lame, and blind; and take upon him to instruct the people, a work he was now engaged in:

and who gave thee this authority to do these things? See Gill on Matthew 21:23.



Mark 11:28 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Authority Challenged
27They came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him, 28and began saying to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?" 29And 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.…
Cross References
Mark 11:27
They arrived again in Jerusalem, and while Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders came to him.

Mark 11:29
Jesus replied, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Treasury of Scripture

And say to him, By what authority do you these things? and who gave you this authority to do these things?

Exodus 2:14 And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? intend you …

Numbers 16:3,13 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, …

Acts 7:27,28,38,39,51 But he that did his neighbor wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made …

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