Matthew 7:29
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New International Version
because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

King James Bible
For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Darby Bible Translation
for he taught them as having authority, and not as their scribes.

World English Bible
for he taught them with authority, and not like the scribes.

Young's Literal Translation
for he was teaching them as having authority, and not as the scribes.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Having authority - They felt a commanding power and authority in his word, i.e. his doctrine. His statements were perspicuous; his exhortations persuasive; his doctrine sound and rational; and his arguments irresistible. These they never felt in the trifling teachings of their most celebrated doctors, who consumed their own time, and that of their disciples and hearers, with frivolous cases of conscience, ridiculous distinctions, and puerile splittings of controversial hairs - questions not calculated to minister grace to the hearers.

Several excellent MSS. and almost all the ancient versions read, και οι Φαρισαιοι, and the Pharisees. He taught them as one having authority, like the most eminent and distinguished teacher, and not as the scribes and Pharisees, who had no part of that unction which he in its plenitude possessed. Thus ends a sermon the most strict, pure, holy, profound, and sublime, ever delivered to man; and yet so amazingly simple is the whole that almost a child may apprehend it! Lord! write all these thy sayings upon our hearts, we beseech thee! Amen.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

having.

Matthew 5:20,28,32,44 For I say to you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees...

Matthew 21:23-27 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said...

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Deuteronomy 18:18,19 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like to you, and will put my words in his mouth...

Ecclesiastes 8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, What do you?

Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary...

Jeremiah 23:28,29 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully...

Micah 3:8 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare to Jacob his transgression...

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Acts 3:22,23 For Moses truly said to the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up to you of your brothers, like to me...

Acts 6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke.

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

and not.

Matthew 15:1-9 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying...

Matthew 23:2-6,15-24 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat...

Mark 7:5-13 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not your disciples according to the tradition of the elders...

Luke 20:8,46,47 And Jesus said to them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things...

Library
November 22. "Cast the Beam Out of Thine Own Eye" (Matt. vii. 5).
"Cast the beam out of thine own eye" (Matt. vii. 5). Greater than the fault you condemn and criticise is the sin of criticism and condemnation. There is no place we need such grace as in dealing with an erring one. A lady once called on us on her way to give an erring sister a piece of her mind. We advised her to wait until she could love her a little more. Only He who loved sinners well enough to die for them can deal with the erring. We never see all the heart. He does, and He can convict without
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Two Paths
'Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.'--MATT. vii. 13-14. A frank statement of the hardships and difficulties involved in a course of conduct does not seem a very likely way to induce men to adopt it, but it often proves so. There is something in human nature which responds to the bracing
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Mote and the Beam
That friend of ours has got something in his eye! Though it is only something tiny--what Jesus called a mote--how painful it is and how helpless he is until it is removed! It is surely our part as a friend to do all we can to remove it, and how grateful he is to us when we have succeeded in doing so. We should be equally grateful to him, if he did the same service for us. In the light of that, it seems clear that the real point of the well-known passage in Matthew 7:3-5 about the beam and the mote
Roy Hession and Revel Hession—The Calvary Road

Doctrine of Non-Resistance to Evil by Force must Inevitably be Accepted by Men of the Present Day.
Christianity is Not a System of Rules, but a New Conception of Life, and therefore it was Not Obligatory and was Not Accepted in its True Significance by All, but only by a Few--Christianity is, Moreover, Prophetic of the Destruction of the Pagan Life, and therefore of Necessity of the Acceptance of the Christian Doctrines--Non-resistance of Evil by Force is One Aspect of the Christian Doctrine, which must Inevitably in Our Times be Accepted by Men--Two Methods of Deciding Every Quarrel--First Method
Leo Tolstoy—The Kingdom of God is within you

Cross References
Matthew 7:28
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,

Matthew 8:1
When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.

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