Matthew 7:29

“For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For he taught them as one hauing authoritie, and not as the Scribes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for He was teaching them as {one} having authority, and not as their scribes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for he taught them as `one' having authority, and not as their scribes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

for he was teaching as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
- Basic English Bible

for he taught them as having authority, and not as their scribes.
- Darby Bible

For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
- Webster's Bible

for He had been teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their Scribes taught.
- Weymouth Bible

for he taught them with authority, and not like the scribes.
- World English Bible

for he tauyte hem, as he that hadde power, and not as the scribis `of hem, and the Farisees.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 7:29

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.

People's Bible Notes for Matthew 7:29

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.

Discussion for Matthew 7

  • Timothy Robert Benton
    I think it's the only way to eternal life. Amen
  • BSP
    Verse 25: We want to build a solid spiritual foundation so that when the winds of various trials blow we can remain grounded.
  • Jevon
    Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
  • Lilian
    Give not which is holy unto the dogs Jesus said Be ye Holy for I am Holy I am the vine and you are the fruit. We are nothing without Jesus as our vine neither a good tree can never produce a good fruit where a corrupt tree will only produce evil fruits. God has given us life to choose to follow him for he is the only rock and my salvation in him there is no darkness I will praise you Jesus forever
  • A disciple
    "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you." This verse has long been a favorite 'go to' saying about not speaking to those who show themselves unworthy and incapable of receiving the Word, because of their brutish and or Satanic nature. This goes with how the Lord warned in another place, to "Beware of men, for they will deliver you up.." But Read the whole portion in its context, and you'll see that the warning is used, not BECAUSE they are unfit to hear, so much as it is for us not to cause ourselves unnecessary hurt and danger BY HYPOCRISY. The precious and holy things we bear in our preaching and teaching, are known and read of all men alongside our character and behavior. Although in a very grave sense they "know not what they do " God has nevertheless given it to them to see the "City Lights which He has set on a hill " and demands that our witness be true and faithful, agreeing with the Spirit's convictions He has ordained and uses through us and our words.
  • A disciple
    Ruth (cont.); Just wanted to say, that I agree with you! I don't mean to 'nit pick' (and I wasn't 'finding fault' with what you wrote at all!); but I wanted to emphasize that the idea of one having to belong to a Church and subject himself without thinking, Is this right? is misleading, and a potentially terrible dangerous snare. Birds of a feather flock together. People flock to those they like!

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