Matthew 21:23

Overview - Matthew 21
Christ rides into Jerusalem upon an ass;
12 drives the buyers and sellers out of the temple;
17 curses the fig-tree;
23 puts to silence the priests and elders,
28 and rebukes them by the similitude of the two sons,
33 and the husbandmen who slew such as were sent to them.
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Matthew 21:23  (King James Version)
And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?

Mark 11:27 Mark 11:28 ; Luke 19:47 Luke 19:48 ; Luke 20:1 Luke 20:2

the chief priests
1 Chronicles 24:1-19

By what
Exodus 2:14 ; Acts 4:7 ; 7:27