"But the tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
"What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.
Haven't you read this scripture: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;1
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the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes' ?"2
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Then they looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd;3 so they left him and went away.4
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Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians5 to Jesus to catch him6 in his words.
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They came to him and said, "Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?
Should we pay or shouldn't we?" But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. "Why are you trying to trap me?" he asked. "Bring me a denarius and let me look at it."
They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied.
Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's."7 And they were amazed at him.
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