"But those tenant farmers said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!'
So they seized him, killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
"Therefore, what will the owner a of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the farmers and give the vineyard to others.
Haven't you read this Scripture: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. b11
This came from the Lord and is wonderful in our eyes ?" cd12
Because they knew He had said this parable against them, they were looking for a way to arrest Him, but they were afraid of the crowd. So they left Him and went away.
Then theye sent some of the Pharisees and the Herodians to Him to trap Him by what He said.f14
When they came, they said to Him, "Teacher, we know You are truthful and defer to no one, for You don't show partialityg but teach truthfully the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?
Should we pay, or should we not pay?" But knowing their hypocrisy, He said to them, "Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a denarius to look at."
So they brought one. "Whose image and inscription is this?" He asked them. "Caesar's," they said.
Then Jesus told them, "Give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him.