New International Version
"Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
By what authority, etc. - See the note on Matthew 21:23-27 (note).
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'Whose image and superscription hath it?'--Luke xx. 24. It is no unusual thing for antagonists to join forces in order to crush a third person obnoxious to both. So in this incident we have an unnatural alliance of the two parties in Jewish politics who were at daggers drawn. The representatives of the narrow conservative Judaism, which loathed a foreign yoke, in the person of the Pharisees and Scribes, and the Herodians, the partisans of a foreigner and a usurper, lay their heads together to propose …
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