Matthew 21:27

“And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they answered Iesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said vnto them, Neither tell I you by what authoritie I doe these things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know. He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they made answer and said, We have no idea. Then he said to them, And I will not say to you by what authority I do these things.
- Basic English Bible

And answering Jesus they said, We do not know. *He* also said to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Darby Bible

And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Webster's Bible

So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." "Nor do I tell you," He replied, "by what authority I do these things."
- Weymouth Bible

They answered Jesus, and said, "We don't know." He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
- World English Bible

And thei answeriden to Jhesu, and seiden, We witen not. And he seide to hem, Nether Y seie to you, in what power Y do these thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And answering Jesus they said, `We have not known.' He said to them -- he also -- `Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:27


21:27 Neither tell I you - Not again, in express terms: he had often told them before, and they would not believe him.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:27


Mt 21:27 We cannot tell. Hence the Lord refuses to answer their question, but immediately addresses them in a parable. As his death approaches, his parables are unusually solemn.

Discussion for Matthew 21:27

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