No matter how smart we think we are, we will never outsmart the Creator of the Universe. While the religious leaders never accepted that Jesus was who He claimed to be, they instead chose to give up trying and simply reject Him. At the end of the chapter, in Matthew 22:46, it says, No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions. Jesus made it clear back then, as He does today, and yet people still choose to reject the truth.