“For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”
King James Version (KJV)
7:29 He taught them - The multitudes, as one having authority - With a dignity and majesty peculiar to himself as the great Lawgiver, and with the demonstration and power of the Spirit: and not as the scribes - Who only expounded the law of another; and that in a lifeless, ineffectual manner.
Mt 7:29 As [one] having authority. He spoke, not as a man, with human doubts and limitations, but as one who was omniscient. He came from God, and spoke as one divine; not as a human, hesitating, halting, limping expounders like the scribes, the interpreters of the Scriptures. On what are you building, my brother, Your hopes of an eternal home? Is it loose, shifting sand, or the firm, solid rock, You are trusting for the ages to come? Hearing and "doing", we build on the Rock; Hearing alone, we build on the sand; Both will be tried by the storm and the flood; Only the rock the trial will stand. --H.R. Trickett.