The Authority of Jesus Questioned1 And it came to pass in one of those days, of his teaching the people in the temple, and announcing good news, [6stood by 1the 2chief priests 3and 4the 5scribes] with the elders, 2 and they spoke to him, saying, Tell us! by what kind of authority do you do these things? or who is the one having given to you this authority? 3 And answering he said to them, [2will ask 3you 1And I] one word, and you tell to me! 4 The immersion of John, [2from 3heaven 1was it], or from men? 5 And they reckoned to themselves, saying that, If we should say from heaven; he shall say, Therefore why then did you not believe in him? 6 And if we should say, From men; all the people will completely stone us; [3persuaded 1for 2they are] John to be a prophet. 7 And they answered, We do not know from where. 8 And Jesus said to them, Nor do I say to you by what authority I do these things.
The Parable of the Growers9 And he began [2to 3the 4people 1to speak] this parable, A certain man planted a vineyard, and handed it over to growers, and traveled abroad [2of time 1a fit amount]. 10 And in the season he sent to the growers a servant that from the fruit of the vineyard they might give to him; but the growers having flayed him, sent him away empty. 11 And he proceeded to send forth another servant; but they [2that one also 1having flayed] and dishonoring him, sent him away empty. 12 And he proceeded to send forth a third; but they [2also 3this one 1having wounded], cast him out. 13 [6said 1And 2the 3master 4of the 5vineyard], What shall I do? I will send forth my son, the beloved; perhaps beholding this one they will show respect. 14 But beholding him, the growers reasoned to themselves, saying, This is the heir. Come, we should kill him, that [3becomes ours 1the 2inheritance]. 15 And having cast him outside the vineyard they killed him. What then shall [5do 6to them 1the 2master 3of the 4vineyard]? 16 He shall come and shall destroy those growers, and he will give the vineyard to others. And having heard, they said, May it not be. 17 And looking to them, he said, What then is this having been written, The stone which [3rejected 1the ones 2building], this is become for head of the corner. 18 Every one falling upon that stone shall be fractured in pieces, [5upon 2whom 1but 3ever 4it should fall], it will winnow him. 19 And [6sought 1the 2chief priests 3and 4the 5scribes] to put [2upon 3him 1hands] in that same hour, and they feared; for they knew that [3against 4them 2this parable 1he spoke]. 20 And closely watching, they sent ones lying in wait, pretending themselves to be righteous, that they should take hold of his word for delivering him up to the sovereignty, and to the authority of the governor.
Give unto Caesar21 And they questioned him, saying, Teacher, we know that rightly you speak and teach, and do not take face, but in truth the way of God you teach. 22 Is it allowed for us [3to Caesar 2tribute 1to give] or not? 23 But contemplating their cunning, he said to them, Why do you test me? 24 Display to me a denarius; whose [4does it have 1image 2and 3inscription]? And answering they said, Caesar. 25 And he said to them, Give back therefore the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God. 26 And they were not able to take hold of his saying before the people; and marveling over his answer, they were quiet.
Jesus Questioned Concerning the Resurrection27 But coming forward, a certain one of the Sadducees, the ones speaking against a resurrection, claiming it not to be, asked him, 28 saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If anyone's brother should die having a wife, and he [2childless 1should die], that [2should take 1his brother] the wife, and should raise up seed to his brother. 29 [2then seven 3brothers 1There were], and the first having taken a wife died childless. 30 And [3took 1the 2second] the wife, and he died childless. 31 And the third took her, and likewise also the seven; and they did not leave children, and they died. 32 And afterwards all died and the woman. 33 In then the resurrection, which of them does she become wife? for the seven had her as wife. 34 And answering [2said 3to them 1Jesus], The sons of this age marry and give in marriage. 35 But the ones being deemed worthy of that age to attain and of the resurrection of the ones from the dead, neither marry nor give in marriage. 36 For neither [2to die 3any longer 1are they able], [3like angels 1for 2they are], and they are sons of God, [3of the 4resurrection 2sons 1being]. 37 But that [3be raised 1the 2dead], even Moses indicated at the bush, as he says, The Lord God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 But God is not of the dead, but of living ones; for all live to him. 39 And answering some of the scribes said, Teacher, well you spoke.
The Christ40 And no longer they dared to ask him anything. 41 And he said to them, How do they say the Christ [2the son 3of David 1to be]? 42 And he, David says in the book of Psalms; [3said 1The 2Lord] to my Lord, sit down at my right, 43 until whenever I put your enemies as a footstool for your feet. 44 David then [2him Lord 1calls], so how [2his son 1is he]? 45 [5hearing 1And 2all 3the 4people], he said to his disciples, 46 Take heed of the scribes, of the ones wanting to walk in robes, and being fond of greetings in the markets, and first seats in the synagogues, and first place in the suppers; 47 the ones who devour the houses of the widows, and for an excuse [2long 1they pray]. These shall receive extra judgment.
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