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1 And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching the gospel, there came upon him the chief priests and the scribes with the elders; 1 One day as he was teaching the people in the temple courts and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him.
2 and they spake, saying unto him, Tell us: By what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"
3 And he answered and said unto them, I also will ask you a question; and tell me: 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,
4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"
5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why did ye not believe him? 5 They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Why didn't you believe him?'
6 But if we shall say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. 6 But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet."
7 And they answered, that they knew not whence [it was]. 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."
8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. 8 Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
9 And he began to speak unto the people this parable: A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country for a long time. 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: "A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time.
10 And at the season he sent unto the husbandmen a servant, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
11 And he sent yet another servant: and him also they beat, and handled him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
12 And he sent yet a third: and him also they wounded, and cast him forth. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
13 And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will reverence him. 13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.'
14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned one with another, saying, This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. 14 "But when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. 'This is the heir,' they said. 'Let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
15 And they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do unto them? 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. "What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them?
16 He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. 16 He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "May this never be!"
17 But he looked upon them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, The same was made the head of the corner? 17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, "Then what is the meaning of that which is written: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone ' ?
18 Every one that falleth on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust. 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."
19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him in that very hour; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake this parable against them. 19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people.
20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor. 20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be honest. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.
21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not the person [of any], but of a truth teachest the way of God: 21 So the spies questioned him: "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.
22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them,
24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription hath it? And they said, Caesar's. 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?"
25 And he said unto them, Then render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's. 25 "Caesar's," they replied. He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
26 And they were not able to take hold of the saying before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace. 26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent.
27 And there came to him certain of the Sadducees, they that say that there is no resurrection; 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question.
28 and they asked him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote unto us, that if a man's brother die, having a wife, and he be childless, his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 28 "Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother.
29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless; 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless.
30 and the second: 30 The second
31 and the third took her; and likewise the seven also left no children, and died. 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children.
32 Afterward the woman also died. 32 Finally, the woman died too.
33 In the resurrection therefore whose wife of them shall she be? for the seven had her to wife. 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
34 And Jesus said unto them, The sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.
35 but they that are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage,
36 for neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection.
37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in [the place concerning] the Bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 37 But in the account of the bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord 'the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.'
38 Now he is not the God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him. 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
39 And certain of the scribes answering said, Teacher, thou hast well said. 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"
40 For they durst not any more ask him any question. 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
41 And he said unto them, How say they that the Christ is David's son? 41 Then Jesus said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David?
42 For David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 42 David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand
43 Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
44 David therefore calleth him Lord, and how is he his son? 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"
45 And in the hearing of all the people he said unto his disciples, 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples,
46 Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts; 46 "Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.
47 who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation. 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."