New American Standard Bible
and they spoke, saying to Him, "Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?"
King James Bible
And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
Darby Bible Translation
and spoke to him saying, Tell us by what authority thou doest these things, or who is it who has given thee this authority?
World English Bible
They asked him, "Tell us: by what authority do you do these things? Or who is giving you this authority?"
Young's Literal Translation
and spake unto him, saying, 'Tell us by what authority thou dost these things? or who is he that gave to thee this authority?'
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On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,
Jesus answered and said to them, "I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me:
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