Chapter 20Luke

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1 And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came upon him; 2 and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 3 And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a word; and tell me: 4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? 5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying [that], If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why did ye not believe him? 6 But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for it is persuaded John was a prophet. 7 And they answered, they knew not whence. 8 And :Jesus said to them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these. 9 And he began to speak unto the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country for a long time[s]. 10 And at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a bondman, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. 11 And he sent yet another bondman: and him also they beat, and handled shamefully, and sent away empty. 12 And he sent yet a third: and him also they wounded, and cast forth. 13 And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved :son; mayhap they will reverence this one. 14 But the husbandmen seeing him, reasoned one with another, saying, This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance be ours. 15 And they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy these :husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And on hearing it, they said, Be it not so! 17 But he looked upon them, and said,
What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made head of the corner?

18 Every one that falleth on that :stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust. 19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay :hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake this :parable against them. 20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and the authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest rightly, and teachest, and acceptest not man’s face, but of a truth teachest the way of :God: 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Cæsar, or not? 23 But he perceived their :craftiness and said unto them, 24 Show me a shilling. Whose image and superscription hath it? And they said, Cæsar’s. 25 And he said unto them, Then render to Cæsar Cæsar’s things: and to :God, :God’s. 26 And they were not able to take hold of the saying before the people: and they marveled at his :answer, and were silent.

27 And some of the Sadducees came to him (who say there is no resurrection), 28 and asked him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If one’s brother die, having a wife, and HE be childless, that his :brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his :brother. 29 Accordingly there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless; 30 and the second: 31 and the third took her; and likewise the seven also left no children, and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall the woman be? for the seven had her to wife. 34 And :Jesus said to them, The sons of this :age marry, and are given in marriage: 35 but those accounted worthy to attain to that :age, and the resurrection :from the dead, neither marry, nor are married off: 36 for neither can they die anymore: for they are equals of angels; and are God’s sons, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the Bush passage, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him. 39 And certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well said. 40 For they durst no more ask him aught. 41 And he said unto them, How say they that the Christ is David’s son? 42 For David himself saith in the book of Psalms,

The Lord said to my :Lord, Sit on my right,
43 Till I set thine :enemies as a footstool to thy :feet.
44 David therefore calleth him Lord, and how is he his son?
45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his :disciples, 46 Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in robes, and love salutations in the markets, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at the feasts; 47 who devour the houses of the widows, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.

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