Matthew 7:29
New International Version
because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

New Living Translation
for he taught with real authority--quite unlike their teachers of religious law.

English Standard Version
for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

Berean Study Bible
because He taught as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

Berean Literal Bible
for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

New American Standard Bible
for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

King James Bible
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Christian Standard Bible
because he was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

Contemporary English Version
He taught them like someone with authority, and not like their teachers of the Law of Moses.

Good News Translation
He wasn't like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because He was teaching them like one who had authority, and not like their scribes.

International Standard Version
because he was teaching them like a person who had authority, and not like their scribes.

NET Bible
because he taught them like one who had authority, not like their experts in the law.

New Heart English Bible
for he taught them with authority, and not like their scribes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For he was teaching them as one having authority and not as their Scribes and the Pharisees.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Unlike their scribes, he taught them with authority.

New American Standard 1977
for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.

King James 2000 Bible
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

American King James Version
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

American Standard Version
for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes and Pharisees.

Darby Bible Translation
for he taught them as having authority, and not as their scribes.

English Revised Version
for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Weymouth New Testament
for He had been teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their Scribes taught.

World English Bible
for he taught them with authority, and not like the scribes.

Young's Literal Translation
for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
Study Bible
The Authority of Jesus
28When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astonished at His teaching, 29because He taught as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.
Cross References
Matthew 7:28
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at His teaching,

Matthew 8:1
When Jesus came down from the mountain, large crowds followed Him.

Treasury of Scripture

For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

having.

Matthew 5:20,28,32,44
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven…

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? …

Matthew 28:18
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

and not.

Matthew 15:1-9
Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, …

Matthew 23:2-6,15-24
Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: …

Mark 7:5-13
Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? …







Lexicon
because
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

He
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

taught
διδάσκων (didaskōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1321: To teach, direct, admonish. A prolonged form of a primary verb dao; to teach.

as [one]
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

who had
ἔχων (echōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

authority,
ἐξουσίαν (exousian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

not
οὐχ (ouch)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

their
αὐτῶν (autōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

scribes.
γραμματεῖς (grammateis)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1122: From gramma. A writer, i.e. scribe or secretary.
(29) He taught them.--The Greek implies continuity, He was teaching.

As one having authority, and not as the scribes.--Some instances have been already pointed out: the "I say unto you," which is contrasted with what had been said "to them of old time"; the assumption that He, the speaker, was the Head of the divine kingdom and the Judge of quick and dead. More striking still is the entire absence of any reference by name to the teaching of other interpreters of the Law. As a rule, the scribe hardly ever gave his exposition without at least beginning by what had been said by Hillel or by Shammai, by Rabbi Joseph or Rabbi Meir, depending almost or altogether upon what had thus been ruled before, as much as an English lawyer depends on his precedents. In contrast with all this, our Lord fills the people with amazement by speaking to them as One who has a direct message from God. It is the prophet, or rather, perhaps, the king, who speaks, and not the scribe.

Verse 29. - For he taught them. Such was his constant habit (η΅ν... διδάσκων). As one having authority, and not as the scribes. Who, indeed, never claimed personal authority. Jewish teachers lean on the fact of their having received that which they expound. They professed]y sink their own personality in that of those of old time, to whom the teaching was first given (Matthew 5:21). To this our Lord's personal claims stand in sharp contrast. The scribes; Revised Version, their scribes, with the manuscripts; i.e. the scribes to which they were accustomed to listen. Whether the reference is primarily to scribes of the nation generally or only to those of the neighbouring district, is hardly material, for these were representatives of the one class. A few authorities add, "and the Pharisees," which may either be derived from Luke 5:30 or be an independent gloss due to the fact that the Pharisees were looked upon as the typical Jewish teachers.



7:21-29 Christ here shows that it will not be enough to own him for our Master, only in word and tongue. It is necessary to our happiness that we believe in Christ, that we repent of sin, that we live a holy life, that we love one another. This is his will, even our sanctification. Let us take heed of resting in outward privileges and doings, lest we deceive ourselves, and perish eternally, as multitudes do, with a lie in our right hand. Let every one that names the name of Christ, depart from all sin. There are others, whose religion rests in bare hearing, and it goes no further; their heads are filled with empty notions. These two sorts of hearers are represented as two builders. This parable teaches us to hear and do the sayings of the Lord Jesus: some may seem hard to flesh and blood, but they must be done. Christ is laid for a foundation, and every thing besides Christ is sand. Some build their hopes upon worldly prosperity; others upon an outward profession of religion. Upon these they venture; but they are all sand, too weak to bear such a fabric as our hopes of heaven. There is a storm coming that will try every man's work. When God takes away the soul, where is the hope of the hypocrite? The house fell in the storm, when the builder had most need of it, and expected it would be a shelter to him. It fell when it was too late to build another. May the Lord make us wise builders for eternity. Then nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ Jesus. The multitudes were astonished at the wisdom and power of Christ's doctrine. And this sermon, ever so often read over, is always new. Every word proves its Author to be Divine. Let us be more and more decided and earnest, making some one or other of these blessednesses and Christian graces the main subject of our thoughts, even for weeks together. Let us not rest in general and confused desires after them, whereby we grasp at all, but catch nothing.
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