Luke 20:2
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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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

By what authority, etc. - See the note on Matthew 21:23-27 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Tell.

Luke 19:35-40,45,46 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments on the colt, and they set Jesus thereon...

Matthew 21:23-27 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said...

Mark 11:28-33 And say to him, By what authority do you these things? and who gave you this authority to do these things...

who.

Exodus 2:14 And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? intend you to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said...

John 2:18 Then answered the Jews and said to him, What sign show you to us, seeing that you do these things?

John 5:22-27 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment to the Son...

Acts 4:7-10 And when they had set them in the middle, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have you done this...

Acts 7:27,35-39,51 But he that did his neighbor wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge over us...

Library
Whose Image and Superscription?
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

The Resurrection of the Sleeping Saints.
"And the dead in Christ shall rise first." This is the second blessed event which shall occur at the Redeemer's return--the sleeping saints will be awakened and raised. This brings us to a branch of our subject upon which there is much ignorance and confusion in Christendom generally. The idea which popularly obtains is that of a general resurrection at the end of time. So deeply rooted is this belief and so widely is it held that to declare there will be two resurrections--one of saints and another
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

The Third Day in Passion-Week - the Events of that Day - the Question of Christ's Authority - the Question of Tribute to Cæsar - The
THE record of this third day is so crowded, the actors introduced on the scene are so many, the occurrences so varied, and the transitions so rapid, that it is even more than usually difficult to arrange all in chronological order. Nor need we wonder at this, when we remember that this was, so to speak, Christ's last working-day - the last, of His public Mission to Israel, so far as its active part was concerned; the last day in the Temple; the last, of teaching and warning to Pharisees and Sadducees;
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Third Day in Passion-Week - the Last Controversies and Discourses - the Sadducees and the Resurrection - the Scribe and the Great Commandment - Question
THE last day in the Temple was not to pass without other temptations' than that of the Priests when they questioned His authority, or of the Pharisees when they cunningly sought to entangle Him in His speech. Indeed, Christ had on this occasion taken a different position; He had claimed supreme authority, and thus challenged the leaders of Israel. For this reason, and because at the last we expect assaults from all His enemies, we are prepared for the controversies of that day. We remember that,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Luke 20:1
One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him.

Luke 20:3
He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me:

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