The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleLuke 20:8
And Jesus said unto them…
Since they would not give
him a direct answer to his question:
neither tell I you by what authority I do these things;
there any need of it; they might easily perceive by what he had said,
from whence he professed to have received his authority, from God,
and not men; (See Gill on 21:27).