Luke 20
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1And it came to pass, on one of those days, as He is teaching the people in the temple, and proclaiming good news, the chief priests and the scribes, with the elders, came on [Him], 2and spoke to Him, saying, “Tell us by what authority You do these things? Or who is he that gave to You this authority?” 3And He answering said to them, “I will question you—I also—one thing, and tell Me: 4the immersion of John, was it from Heaven, or from men?” 5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we may say, From Heaven, He will say, Why, then, did you not believe him? 6And if we may say, From men, all the people will stone us, for they are having been persuaded John to be a prophet.” 7And they answered that they did not know from where [it was], 8and Jesus said to them, “Neither do I say to you by what authority I do these things.”

9And He began to speak to the people this allegory: “A certain man planted a vineyard, and gave it out to farmers, and went abroad for a long time, 10and at the season he sent a servant to the farmers, that they may give to him from the fruit of the vineyard, but the farmers having beat him, sent [him] away empty. 11And he added to send another servant, and they also having beaten and dishonored that one, sent [him] away empty; 12and he added to send a third, and this one also, having wounded, they cast out. 13And the owner of the vineyard said, What will I do? I will send my son, the beloved, perhaps having seen this one, they will respect [him]; 14and having seen him, the farmers reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir; come, we may kill him, that the inheritance may become ours; 15and having cast him outside of the vineyard, they killed [him]; what, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16He will come, and destroy these farmers, and will give the vineyard to others.” And having heard, they said, “Let it not be!”

17And He, having looked on them, said, “What, then, is this that has been written: A stone that the builders rejected—this became head of a corner?

18Everyone who has fallen on that stone will be broken, and on whom it may fall, it will crush him to pieces.”

19And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on Him in that hour, and they feared the people, for they knew that He spoke this allegory against them. 20And having watched [Him], they sent forth ones lying in wait, feigning themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of His word, to deliver Him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor, 21and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we have known that You say and teach correctly, and do not receive a person, but in truth teach the way of God. 22Is it lawful to us to give tribute to Caesar or not?” 23And He, having perceived their craftiness, said to them, “Why do you tempt Me? 24Show Me a denarius; of whom does it have an image and inscription?” And they answering said, “Of Caesar”: 25and He said to them, “Give back, therefore, the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God”; 26and they were not able to take hold on His saying before the people, and having wondered at His answer, they were silent.

27And certain of the Sadducees, who are denying that there is a resurrection, having come near, questioned Him, 28saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote to us if anyone’s brother may die, having a wife, and he may die childless—that his brother may take the wife, and may raise up seed to his brother. 29There were, then, seven brothers, and the first having taken a wife, died childless, 30and the second took the wife, and he died childless, 31and the third took her, and in like manner also the seven—they left no children, and they died; 32and last of all the woman also died: 33in the resurrection, then, of which of them does she become wife? For the seven had her as wife.”

34And Jesus answering said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35but those accounted worthy to obtain that age, and the resurrection that is out of the dead, neither marry, nor are they given in marriage; 36for neither are they able to die anymore—for they are like messengers—and they are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37And that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the Bush, since he calls the LORD the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; 38and He is not a God of dead men, but of living, for all live to Him.” 39And certain of the scribes answering said, “Teacher, You said well”; 40and they no longer dared question Him anything.

41And He said to them, “How do they say the Christ is [the] son of David,

42and David himself says in [the] Scroll of Psalms, The LORD said to my Lord, || Sit on My right hand,

43Until I will make Your enemies Your footstool; 44David, then, calls Him Lord, and how is He his son?”

45And all the people hearing, He said to His disciples, 46“Take heed of the scribes, who are wishing to walk in long robes, and are cherishing salutations in the markets, and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches at the banquets, 47who devour the houses of the widows, and make long prayers for a pretense, these will receive more abundant judgment.”


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