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Matthew 21:23 NLT

23 When Jesus returned to the Temple and began teaching, the leading priests and elders came up to him. They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right?”

Study tools for Matthew 21:23

  • a 21:5 - Greek Tell the daughter of Zion. Isa 62:11 .
  • b 21:5 - Zech 9:9 .
  • c 21:7 - Greek over them, and he sat on them.
  • d 21:9 - Greek Hosanna, an exclamation of praise that literally means “save now”; also in 21:9b, 15 .
  • e 21:9 - Pss 118:25-26 ; 148:1 .
  • f 21:13 - Isa 56:7 ; Jer 7:11 .
  • g 21:16 - Ps 8:2 (Greek version).
  • h 21:31 - Other manuscripts read “The second.” In still other manuscripts the first son says “Yes” but does nothing, the second son says “No” but then repents and goes, and the answer to Jesus’ question is that the second son obeyed his father.
  • i 21:42 - Ps 118:22-23 .
  • j 21:44 - This verse is not included in some early manuscripts. Compare Luke 20:18 .