Month: November 2020

The priests question Jesus’ authority but are unable to complete his test (Matthew 21:23 – 21:27).

Jesus taught in the temple courts. The chief priests and the elders of the people went to him and asked, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” Jesus replied, “I will ask you a question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. John’s baptism – where did it come from? Was it from heaven or of human origin?” The elders discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say ‘from heaven’ Jesus will ask, ‘then why did you not believe him?’. But if we say ‘of human origin’, we are afraid we will insult the people who believe John was a prophet.” So the elders answered Jesus, “We do not know”. Then Jesus said, “Then