New Living Translation
So they finally replied, "We don't know." And Jesus responded, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I do these things.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
World English 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.
Young's Literal Translation
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.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:27 Neither tell I you - Not again, in express terms: he had often told them before, and they would not believe him.
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