Luke 20

And it came to pass, on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came up to him with the elders, And said to him, Tell us by what authority you do these things? or who it is who gave you this authority? And he answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and you answer me: The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? And they discussed among themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not believe him? But if we say, From men, all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. And they answered that they did not know from where it came. And Jesus said to them, Neither will tell I you by what authority I do these things. Then he began to tell the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and rented it out to tenants, and went into a far country for a long time. 10 And at harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants, that they should give him some of the fruit of the vineyard: but the tenants beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He sent another servant: and they beat him also, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he sent a third: and they wounded him, and cast him out. 13 Then the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will respect him when they see him. 14 But when the tenants saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. 15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What then shall the lord of the vineyard do to them? 16 He shall come and destroy these tenants, and shall give the vineyard to others. When they heard this, they said, God forbid. 17 And he looked at them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone? 18 Whoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 19 And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that same hour, for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them; but they feared the people. 20 So they watched him, and sent forth spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch him in his words, that they might deliver him to the power and authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, and that you are not partial to any person, but teach the way of God truly: 22 Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? 23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, 24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it? They answered, Caesar's. 25 And he said to them, Then render to Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and to God the things which are God's. 26 And they could not trap him in what he said before the people: they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace. 27 Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, came to him, and they asked him, 28 Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If any man's brother dies, leaving a wife and no children, that man should take the widow, and raise up children for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers: the first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second, 31 And the third took her; as did all seven: and they left no children, and died. 32 Last of all the woman died. 33 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife will she be? for all seven had her as wife. 34 Jesus answered and said to them, The people of this age marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 Nor can they die any more: for they are like the angels; and are the children of God, since they are children of the resurrection. 37 That the dead are raised, even Moses showed in the account of the bush, when he called the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all are alive to him. 39 Then certain of the scribes answered, Teacher, you have spoken well. 40 And after that they dared not ask him any more questions. 41 And he said to them, How is it that they say the Christ is David's son? 42 David himself says in the book of Psalms, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, 43 Until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet. 44 Therefore David calls him Lord; so how is he then his son? 45 Then in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 46 Beware of the scribes, who like to walk about in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces, and the best seats in the synagogues, and the places of honour at feasts; 47 They devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: they shall receive the greater condemnation.
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