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Luke 20:1–2

The Authority of Jesus Questioned

20:1–8pp—Mt 21:23–27; Mk 11:27–33

20 One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courtsg and proclaiming the good news,h the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?”i

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Luke 20:1–2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up and said to him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.”

Luke 20:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

Luke 20:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

One day as Jesus was teaching the people and preaching the Good News in the Temple, the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the elders came up to him. They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right?”

Luke 20:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Now it happened on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him and spoke to Him, saying, “Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Or who is he who gave You this authority?”

Luke 20:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

One day Jesus was in the Temple, teaching the people and telling them the Good News. The leading priests, teachers of the law, and elders came up to talk with him, saying, “Tell us what authority you have to do these things? Who gave you this authority?”

Luke 20:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders; and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

Luke 20:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And it came to pass on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and announcing the glad tidings, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up, and spoke to him saying, Tell us by what authority thou doest these things, or who is it who has given thee this authority?

Luke 20:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

One day Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courtyard and telling them the Good News. The chief priests, the experts in Moses’ Teachings, and the leaders came up to him. They asked him, “Tell us, what gives you the right to do these things? Who told you that you could do this?” 

Luke 20:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

One day as He was teaching the people in the temple complex and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the scribes, with the elders, came up and said to Him: “Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Who is it who gave You this authority?”

Luke 20:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

One day, as he was teaching the people in the temple and telling the good news, the chief priests and the scribes came with the elders and said to him, “Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Who is it who gave you this authority?”

Luke 20:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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

Luke 20:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

One day Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courtyard. He was preaching the good news to them.

The chief priests and the teachers of the law came up to him. The elders came with them. “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they all said. “Who gave you this authority?”

Luke 20:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,

and they spoke, saying to Him, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?”