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

New Living Translation
"I'll tell you by what authority I do these things if you answer one question," Jesus replied.

English Standard Version
Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

New American Standard Bible
And 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.

King James Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question; then answer Me, and I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

International Standard Version
Jesus told them, "I'll ask you one question. Answer me, and then I'll tell you by what authority I'm doing these things.

NET Bible
Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question. Answer me and I will tell you by what authority I do these things:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua said to them, “I will ask you also one matter that you should tell me and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus said to them, "I'll ask you a question. Answer me, and then I'll tell you why I have the right to do these things.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Jesus, answering, said unto them, I will also ask of you one word, and respond unto me, and I will tell you with what faculty I do these things.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

American King James Version
And Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

American Standard Version
And Jesus said unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one word, and answer you me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, *I* also will ask you one thing, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things:

English Revised Version
And Jesus said unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Weymouth New Testament
"And I will put a question to you," replied Jesus; "answer me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question. Answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus answering said to them, 'I will question you -- I also -- one word; and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things;
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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - I will ask of you one question (ἐπερωτήσω ὑμᾶς ἕνα λόγον). The verb justifies the translation, one question, for "one word." The question which our Lord put to them was one on which hung the solution of that proposed by the scribes. It is as though he said, "You do not believe me when I say that I have received power from God. Believe then John the Baptist, who bare witness of me that I was sent from God to do these things."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Jesus answered and said unto them,.... Being not in the least intimidated by such a body of men:

I will also ask of you one question; or "one word", or "one thing"; here answers to the Hebrew word which signifies both "word" and "thing":

and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things; See Gill on Matthew 21:24.



Mark 11:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jesus' Authority Challenged
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. 30"Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me."…
Cross References
Mark 11:28
"By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"

Mark 11:30
John's baptism--was it from heaven, or of human origin? Tell me!"
Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

I will.

Isaiah 52:13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and …

Matthew 21:24 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, …

Luke 20:3-8 And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; …

question. or, thing.

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