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Luke 20


Jesus' Authority Questioned

Luke 20:1
  On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,
Luke 20:2
  and they spoke, saying to Him, "Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?"
Luke 20:3
  Jesus answered and said to them, "I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me:
Luke 20:4
  Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?"
Luke 20:5
  They reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why did you not believe him?'
Luke 20:6
  But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet."
Luke 20:7
  So they answered that they did not know where it came from.
Luke 20:8
  And Jesus said to them, "Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things."

Parable of the Vine-growers

Luke 20:9
  And He began to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard and rented it out to vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time.
Luke 20:10
  At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him some of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
Luke 20:11
  And he proceeded to send another slave; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed.
Luke 20:12
  And he proceeded to send a third; and this one also they wounded and cast out.
Luke 20:13
  The owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.'
Luke 20:14
  But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, 'This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance will be ours.'
Luke 20:15
  So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them?
Luke 20:16
  He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others." When they heard it, they said, "May it never be!"
Luke 20:17
  But Jesus looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 'THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED, THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone'?
Luke 20:18
  Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust."

Tribute to Caesar

Luke 20:19
  The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and they feared the people; for they understood that He spoke this parable against them.
Luke 20:20
  So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor.
Luke 20:21
  They questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth.
Luke 20:22
  Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
Luke 20:23
  But He detected their trickery and said to them,
Luke 20:24
  "Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?" They said, "Caesar's."
Luke 20:25
  And He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
Luke 20:26
  And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.

Is There a Resurrection?

Luke 20:27
  Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection),
Luke 20:28
  and they questioned Him, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MAN'S BROTHER DIES, having a wife, AND HE IS CHILDLESS, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER.
Luke 20:29
  Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless;
Luke 20:30
  and the second
Luke 20:31
  and the third married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children.
Luke 20:32
  Finally the woman died also.
Luke 20:33
  In the resurrection therefore, which one's wife will she be? For all seven had married her."
Luke 20:34
  Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage,
Luke 20:35
  but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
Luke 20:36
  for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
Luke 20:37
  But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB.
Luke 20:38
  Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him."
Luke 20:39
  Some of the scribes answered and said, "Teacher, You have spoken well."
Luke 20:40
  For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything.
Luke 20:41
  Then He said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is David's son?
Luke 20:42
  For David himself says in the book of Psalms, 'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,
Luke 20:43
Luke 20:44
  Therefore David calls Him 'Lord,' and how is He his son?"
Luke 20:45
  And while all the people were listening, He said to the disciples,
Luke 20:46
  "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
Luke 20:47
  who devour widows' houses, and for appearance's sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."
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