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.

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

New King James Version
for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

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

NASB 1995
for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

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

Amplified Bible
for He was teaching them as one who had authority [to teach entirely of His own volition], and not as their scribes [who relied on others to confirm their authority].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
for He was teaching them as having authority, and not as the 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 astonished 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? …









(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.





Parallel Commentaries ...


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

He
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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 1321: To teach, direct, admonish. A prolonged form of a primary verb dao; to teach.

as [one]
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 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 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 1849: From exesti; privilege, i.e. force, capacity, competency, freedom, or mastery, delegated influence.

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

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

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 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 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 1122: From gramma. A writer, i.e. scribe or secretary.


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