Matthew 21:27

“And they answered Iesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said vnto them, Neither tell I you by what authoritie I doe these things.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
- King James Version

And answering Jesus, they said, "We do not know. He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they made answer and said, We have no idea. Then he said to them, And I will not say to you by what authority I do these things.
- Basic English Bible

And answering Jesus they said, We do not know. *He* also said to them, Neither do *I* tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Darby Bible

And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Webster's Bible

So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." "Nor do I tell you," He replied, "by what authority I do these things."
- Weymouth Bible

They answered Jesus, and said, "We don't know." He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
- World English Bible

And thei answeriden to Jhesu, and seiden, We witen not. And he seide to hem, Nether Y seie to you, in what power Y do these thingis.
- Wycliffe Bible

And answering Jesus they said, `We have not known.' He said to them -- he also -- `Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 21:27


21:27 Neither tell I you - Not again, in express terms: he had often told them before, and they would not believe him.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 21:27


Mt 21:27 We cannot tell. Hence the Lord refuses to answer their question, but immediately addresses them in a parable. As his death approaches, his parables are unusually solemn.

Discussion for Matthew 21

What Do You Think of Matthew 21?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links