28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?
28 "By what authority are you doing these things?" they asked. "And who gave you authority to do this?"
28 and they said to him, "By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?"
28 and demanded, "Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to speak and act like this?"
28 And they said to Him, "By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority to do these things?"
28 They demanded, "By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right to do them?"
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 11:28
Commentary on Mark 11:27-33
(Read Mark 11:27-33)
Our Saviour shows how near akin his doctrine and baptism were to those of John; they had the same design and tendency, to bring in the gospel kingdom. These elders did not deserve to be taught; for it was plain that they contended not for truth, but victory: nor did he need to tell them; for the works he did, told them plainly he had authority from God; since no man could do the miracles which he did, unless God were with him.