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 7:29

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