Luke 20:1-8 LEB

Jesus’ Authority Challenged

1 And it happened that on one of the days [while]a he was teaching the people in the temple [courts]b and proclaiming the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes approached together with the elders

References for Luke 20:1

    • ˽ 20:1 - *Here "[while]" is supplied as a component of the temporal genitive absolute participle ("was teaching")
    • ˾ 20:1 - *Here "[courts]" is supplied to distinguish this area from the interior of the temple building itself
      2 and said, saying to him, "Tell us, by what authority you are doing these [things], or who is the one who gave you this authority?
      3 And he answered [and]c said to them, "I also will ask you a question, and you tell me:

      References for Luke 20:3

        • ˿ 20:3 - *Here "[and]" is supplied because the previous participle ("answered") has been translated as a finite verb
          4 The baptism of John--was [it] from heaven or from men?
          5 And they discussed [this]d with one another, saying, "If we say 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'

          References for Luke 20:5

            • ̀ 20:5 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
              6 But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, because they are convinced [that] John was a prophet."
              7 And they replied [that they] did not know where [it was] from.
              8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these [things]."