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Matthew 21:23 NIV

The Authority of Jesus Questioned

23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”

References for Matthew 21:23

Study tools for Matthew 21:23

  • a 21:5 - Zech. 9:9
  • b 21:9 - A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15
  • c 21:9 - Psalm 118:25,26
  • d 21:9 - A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15
  • e 21:13 - Isaiah 56:7
  • f 21:13 - Jer. 7:11
  • g 21:16 - Psalm 8:2 (see Septuagint)
  • h 21:42 - Psalm 118:22,23
  • i 21:44 - Some manuscripts do not have verse 44.