The scribes could only teach in the synagogue saying, “the Scripture says this or that” or “the rabbis say such and such,” but Jesus taught as one having personal authority. He was not a mere scribe, nor even only a prophet, but the very Son of God.
And we pray:
Lord Jesus, you are the authoritative Son of God, and your Word is Law. You bring us the Words of the Father and you are the Word of the Father. We know that you have the Words of Life, and that salvation is to be found in no other. Help us to pay careful attention to your Words and teachings, knowing from whom they come.