Luke 20:2

2 “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?”

Luke 20:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?
ESV
2 and said to him, "Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority."
NLT
2 They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right?”
MSG
2 him and demanded, "Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to speak and act like this?"
CSB
2 and said to Him: "Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Who is it who gave You this authority?"

Luke 20:2 In-Context

1 One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him.
2 “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?”
3 He replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me:
4 John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin?”
5 They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’

Cross References 1

  • 1. John 2:18; Acts 4:7; Acts 7:27
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