Matthew 21:24

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iesus answered, and said vnto them, I also will aske you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authoritie I doe these things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Jesus said to them, "I will also ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one question, which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Jesus said to them in answer, I will put one question to you, and if you give me the answer, I will say by what authority I do these things.
- Basic English Bible

And Jesus answering said to them, *I* also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, *I* also will tell you by what authority I do these things:
- Darby Bible

And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Webster's Bible

And I also have a question to ask *you*, replied Jesus, "and if you answer me, I in turn will tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Weymouth Bible

Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.
- World English Bible

Jhesus answeride, and seide to hem, And Y schal axe you o word, the which if ye tellen me, Y schal seie to you, in what power Y do these thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And Jesus answering said to them, `I will ask you -- I also -- one word, which if ye may tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:24


21:24 I will ask you one thing - Who have asked me many: The baptism, that is, the whole ministry of John, was it from heaven or from men? - By what authority did he act and teach? Did man or God give him that authority? Was it not God? But if so, the consequence was clear. For John testified that Jesus was the Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:24


Mt 21:24 I also will ask you one thing. A malicious question is often best answered by a question which will expose the questioners.

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