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Luke Chapter 20

Luke 20:1 And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came on Him with the elders,

Luke 20:2 and spoke to Him, saying, tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Or whom is He that gave You this authority?

Luke 20:3 So He answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer Me:

Luke 20:4 the baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

Luke 20:5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, if we will say, from heaven; He will say, why then did you not believe him?

Luke 20:6 But and if we say, of men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.

Luke 20:7 Then they answered, that they could not tell from where it was.

Luke 20:8 And Jesus said to them, neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Luke 20:9 Then He began to speak to the people this parable; a certain man planted a vineyard, and leased it to some vinedressers, and went into a far country for a long time.

Luke 20:10 And at the appropriate 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.

Luke 20:11 Again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.

Luke 20:12 Yet again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.

Luke 20:13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, what should I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will respect him when they see him.

Luke 20:14 But when the tenants saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, this is the heir: Come, let us murder him, that the inheritance may be ours.

Luke 20:15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and murdered him. Therefore what will the lord of the vineyard do to them?

Luke 20:16 He will come and destroy these tenants, and will give the vineyard to others. When they heard it, they said, God forbid!

Luke 20:17 Yet He beheld them, and said, what is this then that is written, the stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the chief cornerstone?

Luke 20:18 Whoever will fall on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it will fall, it will grind him to powder.

Luke 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on Him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that He had spoken this parable against them.

Luke 20:20 And they watched Him, and sent out spies, who should pretend themselves just men that they may take hold of His words, that so they may hand Him over to the government and authority of the governor.

Luke 20:21 And they asked Him, saying, Master, we know that You say and teach rightly, neither do You show personal favoritism, but teach the way of God with reality.

Luke 20:22 Is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Caesar, or not?

Luke 20:23 But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, why do you tempt Me?

Luke 20:24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription is on it? They answered and said, Caesar’s.

Luke 20:25 And He said to them, therefore render to Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and to God the things which are God’s.

Luke 20:26 Then they could not trap His words in front of the people: and they marveled at His answer, and were silenced.

Luke 20:27 Then certain of the Sadducees came to Him, who deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked Him,

Luke 20:28 saying, Master, Moses wrote to us, if any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should marry his wife, and raise up children to his brother.

Luke 20:29 Therefore there were seven brothers: and the first had a wife, and died without children.

Luke 20:30 And the second married her, and he died childless.

Luke 20:31 And the third married her; and in the identical way the seven also: and they left no children, and died.

Luke 20:32 Last of all, the woman died also.

Luke 20:33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? For all seven had her as a wife.

Luke 20:34 Then Jesus answered and said to them, the children of this Old Covenant Age marry, and are given in marriage:

Luke 20:35 But they who will be counted worthy to gain that New Covenant Age, and the resurrection out from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

Luke 20:36 neither can they die any longer: for they are similar to the angels; and are the sons of God, being the sons of the resurrection.

Luke 20:37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, when he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

Luke 20:38 For He is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to Him.

Luke 20:39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, You have spoken well.

Luke 20:40 And after that they dared not ask Him any question at all.

Luke 20:41 And He said to them, how can they say that the Christ is David’s son?

Luke 20:42 Now David himself said in the book of Psalms, the LORD said to my Lord, sit at My right hand,

Luke 20:43 until I make Your enemies Your footstool.

Luke 20:44 Therefore David calls him Lord, how is He then his son?

Luke 20:45 Then in the hearing of all the people He said to His disciples,

Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, who want to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;

Luke 20:47 who devour widows’ houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same will receive the greater condemnation.