231When He entered the temple, the chiefpriests and the elders of the peoplecame to Him 2while He was teaching, and said, "By whatauthority are You doingthesethings, and whogave You thisauthority?"
24Jesussaid to them, "I will alsoask you oneathing, whichif you tell Me, I will alsotell you by whatauthority I dothesethings.25"The baptism of John was from what source, from heavenor from men?" And they began reasoningamongthemselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us, 'Thenwhy did you not believe him?'
"But if we say, 'From men,' we fear the bpeople; for they allregardJohn as 3a prophet."
And answeringJesus, they said, "We do not know." He alsosaid to them, "Neither will I tell you by whatauthority I dothesethings.
28"But what do you think? A manhadtwocsons, and he came to the first and said, 'dSon, goworktoday in the 4vineyard.'29"And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he regretted it and went.30"The man came to the second and said the samething; and he answered, 'I will, sir '; but he did not go.31"Which of the twodid the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesussaid to them, "Truly I say to you that 5the taxcollectors and prostitutesewill get into the kingdom of Godbefore you.32"For Johncame to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him; but 6the taxcollectors and prostitutes did believe him; and you, seeing this, did not evenfeelremorseafterward so as to believe him.
33"Listen to anotherparable. 7There was a flandownerwho8PLANTED A 9VINEYARD AND PUT A WALLAROUND IT AND DUG A WINEPRESS IN IT, AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to gvine-growers and 10went on a journey.