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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Harmony
72

Luke 21:37-38
Mark 11:27-33
Matthew 21:23-27
Luke 20:1-8
Matthew 21:28-32

During the days he was in the temple teaching,
and going out he spent the nights
on the mountain called Olives'.
And all the people came to him early in the morning
to listen to him in the temple.
Luke 21:37-38

And again they come into Jerusalem.
And as he was walking in the temple,
the high priests and the scholars and the elders come to him,
and said to him,
"By what authority are you doing these things?
Or who gave you this authority
so that you could do these things?"

And Jesus said to them,
"I will ask you one question, and answer me,
and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.
Was the baptism of John from heaven or from people?
Answer me."

And they discussed it among themselves
saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,'
he will say, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
But should we say, 'From people'?---they feared the crowd;
for everyone held that John was really a prophet.
And answering Jesus they say, "We don't know."

And Jesus says to them, "Neither will I tell you
by what authority I do these things."
Mark 11:27-33

And while he was coming into the temple teaching,
the high priests and the elders of the people approached him
saying, "By what authority are you doing these things?
And who gave you this authority?"

And Jesus answering said to them,
"I also will ask you one question, which if you tell me,
I also will tell you by what authority I do these things;
the baptism of John, where was it from?
from heaven or from people?"

And they discussed it among themselves
saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,'
he will say to us, 'Then why did you not believe him?'
But if we say, 'From people,' we are afraid of the crowd;
for everyone holds John as a prophet."
And answering Jesus they said, "We don't know."

He also said to them, "Neither will I tell you
by what authority I do these things."
Matthew 21:23-27

And it happened on one of the days
he was teaching people in the temple
and preaching the good message
that the high priests and the scholars with the elders
stood by and spoke saying to him,
"Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,
or who is it who gave you this authority?"

And answering he said to them,
"I will also ask you a question, and tell me;
was the baptism of John from heaven or from people?"

And they discussed it with themselves
saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,'
he will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'
But if we say, 'From people,'
all the people will stone us down;
for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
And they answered that they did not know from where.

And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you
by what authority I do these things."
Luke 20:1-8

"What do you think?
A person had two children;
approaching the first he said,
'Child, go work today in the vineyard.'

"And answering he said, 'I am going, lord,'
and he did not go.

"And approaching the second he said the same thing.

"And answering he said, 'I will not;'
later regretting it he went.

"Which of the two did the will of the father?"

They say, "The latter."

Jesus says to them, "Amen, I tell you
that the tax collectors and the prostitutes
are going ahead of you into the sovereignty of God.
For John came to you with a way of justice,
and you did not believe him;
but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him;
but you seeing did not regret later changing to believe him."
Matthew 21:28-32


72. Authority Questioned Synthesis 72 * Interpretation 72
73. Parables of the Vineyard and a Wedding Harmony 73 * Synthesis 73 * Interpretation 73