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

Luke 20

The Authority of Jesus Challenged

1 aOne day, bas Jesus
Greek he
was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, dthe chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up
2and said to him, “Tell us eby 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 ffrom heaven or from man?” 5And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, gWhy 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 ha 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 iAnd he began to tell the people this parable: A man planted ja vineyard and klet it out to tenants and lwent 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 nthey would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. oBut the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
11 pAnd qhe sent another servant. But they also beat and rtreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 sAnd 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 tbeloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, uThis is the heir. vLet us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15And they wthrew him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 xHe will ycome and destroy those tenants and zgive the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!” 17But he aalooked 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 adEveryone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls aeon anyone, it will crush him.”

Paying Taxes to Caesar

19 afThe 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 agSo they ahwatched him and sent spies, who aipretended to be sincere, that they might ajcatch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of akthe governor. 21So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and alshow no partiality
Greek  and do not receive a face
but truly teach anthe way of God.
22Is it lawful for us to give aotribute to apCaesar, or not?” 23But he perceived their aqcraftiness, and said to them, 24Show me ara 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 atrender 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 auto catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent.

Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

27There came to him avsome Sadducees, awthose who deny that there is a resurrection, 28and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us axthat 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 bamarry and bbare given in marriage, 35but those who are bcconsidered worthy to attain to bdthat age and to the resurrection from the dead beneither marry bfnor are given in marriage, 36for bgthey cannot die anymore, because they are bhequal to angels and biare bjsons of God, being bksons
Greek huioi; see Preface
of the resurrection.
37But that the dead are raised, bmeven Moses showed, in bnthe passage about the bush, where he calls bothe 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 bplive to him.” 39Then some of the scribes bqanswered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40For brthey no longer dared to ask him any question.

Whose Son Is the Christ?

41 bsBut he said to them, How can they say that btthe Christ is buDavid’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 bwyour footstool.”’
44David thus calls him Lord, so bxhow is he his son?”

Beware of the Scribes

45 byAnd 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 bzthe places of honor at feasts, 47 cawho devour widowshouses and cbfor a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

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