Matthew 21:24
Good News Translation
Jesus answered them, "I will ask you just one question, and if you give me an answer, I will tell you what right I have to do these things.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus answered, "I have just one question to ask you. If you answer it, I will tell you where I got the right to do these things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Jesus answering, said to them: I also will ask you one word, which if you shall tell me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.

New American Bible
Jesus said to them in reply, “I shall ask you one question, and if you answer it for me, then I shall tell you by what authority I do these things.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jesus answering, said to them: I also will ask you one word, which if you shall tell me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things.

I also.

Matthew 10:16 Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves.

Proverbs 26:4,5 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou be made like him. . . .

Luke 6:9 Then Jesus said to them: I ask you, if it be lawful on the sabbath days to do good or to do evil? To save life or to destroy?

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be always in grace seasoned with salt: that you may know how you ought to answer every man.

Context
Jesus' Authority Challenged
23And when he was come into the temple, there came to him, as he was teaching, the chief priests and ancients of the people, saying: By what authority dost thou these things? And who hath given thee this authority? 24Jesus answering, said to them: I also will ask you one word, which if you shall tell me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying:…
Cross References
Proverbs 26:5
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he imagine himself to be wise.

Matthew 21:23
And when he was come into the temple, there came to him, as he was teaching, the chief priests and ancients of the people, saying: By what authority dost thou these things? And who hath given thee this authority?

Matthew 21:25
The baptism of John, whence was it? From heaven or from men? But they thought within themselves, saying:

Additional Translations
“I will also ask you one question,” Jesus replied, “and if you answer Me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

And Jesus answering, said to them, "I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell Me, I also will say to you by what authority I do these things.

And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if you tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one question, which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

And Jesus answering said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things:

And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one question, which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things.

"And I also have a question to ask *you*," replied Jesus, "and if you answer me, I in turn will tell you by what authority I do these things.

Jesus answered them, "I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things.

And Jesus answering said to them, 'I will ask you -- I also -- one word, which if ye may tell me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things;
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