New Living Translation
for he taught with real authority--quite unlike their teachers of religious 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:29 He taught them - The multitudes, as one having authority - With a dignity and majesty peculiar to himself as the great Lawgiver, and with the demonstration and power of the Spirit: and not as the scribes - Who only expounded the law of another; and that in a lifeless, ineffectual manner.
LibraryOn the Words of the Gospel, Matt. vii. 7, "Ask, and it Shall be Given You;" Etc. An Exhortation to Alms-Deeds.
1. In the lesson of the Holy Gospel the Lord hath exhorted us to prayer. "Ask," saith He, "and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth, and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then," …
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament
Known by their Fruits.
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,
Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside.
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