n[See ver. 9 above]
q[See ver. 10 above]
s[See ver. 10 above]

Luke 20

The Authority of Jesus Challenged

1 a  One day b  as Jesus
Greek he
was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel d  the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up
2and said to him, “Tell us e  by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority.” 3He answered them, “I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, 4was the baptism of John f  from heaven or from man?” 5And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say g  Why did you not believe him?’ 6But if we say, ‘From man,’ all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was h  a prophet.” 7So they answered that they did not know where it came from. 8And Jesus said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

9 i  And he began to tell the people this parable: A man planted j  a vineyard and k  let it out to tenants and l  went into another country for a long while. 10When the time came, he sent a servant
Greek bondservant; also verse 11
to the tenants, so that n  they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. o  But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
11 p  And q  he sent another servant. But they also beat and r  treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 s  And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out. 13Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my t  beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves u  This is the heir. v  Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15And they w  threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 x  He will y  come and destroy those tenants and z  give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!” 17But he aa  looked directly at them and said, What then is this that is written:

ab  “‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone’?
Greek  the head of the corner

18 ad  Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls ae  on anyone, it will crush him.”

Paying Taxes to Caesar

19 af  The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 20 ag  So they ah  watched him and sent spies, who ai  pretended to be sincere, that they might aj  catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of ak  the governor. 21So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and al  show no partiality
Greek  and do not receive a face
but truly teach an  the way of God.
22Is it lawful for us to give ao  tribute to ap  Caesar, or not?” 23But he perceived their aq  craftiness, and said to them, 24Show me ar  a denarius.
A  denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
Whose likeness and inscription does it have?”
They said, “Caesar’s.”
25He said to them, Then at  render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 26And they were not able in the presence of the people au  to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent.

Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

27There came to him av  some Sadducees aw  those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us ax  that if a man’s brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man
Greek his brother
must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.
29Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30And the second 31and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32Afterward the woman also died. 33In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.”

34And Jesus said to them, az  “The sons of this age ba  marry and bb  are given in marriage, 35but those who are bc  considered worthy to attain to bd  that age and to the resurrection from the dead be  neither marry bf  nor are given in marriage, 36for bg  they cannot die anymore, because they are bh  equal to angels and bi  are bj  sons of God, being bk  sons
Greek huioi; see Preface
of the resurrection.
37But that the dead are raised bm  even Moses showed, in bn  the passage about the bush, where he calls bo  the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all bp  live to him.” 39Then some of the scribes bq  answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40For br  they no longer dared to ask him any question.

Whose Son Is the Christ?

41 bs  But he said to them, How can they say that bt  the Christ is bu  David’s son? 42For David himself says in the Book of Psalms,

bv  “‘The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
43until I make your enemies bw  your footstool.”’

44David thus calls him Lord, so bx  how is he his son?”

Beware of the Scribes

45 by  And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 46Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and bz  the places of honor at feasts, 47 ca  who devour widowshouses and cb  for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

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