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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, 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 spoke, saying to Him, "Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority ?" 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"
3 Jesus answered and said to them, "I will also ask you a question, and you tell Me: 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,
4 "Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men ?" 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"
5 They reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Why did you 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 say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced 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 So they answered that they did not know where it came from. 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."
8 And Jesus said to them, "Nor will I tell 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 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. 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 "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. 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 proceeded to send another slave ; and they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
12 "And he proceeded to send a third ; and this one also they wounded and cast out. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
13 "The owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do ? I will send my beloved son ; perhaps they will respect 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 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.' 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 "So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to 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 vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others." When they heard it, they said, "May it never be!" 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 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'? 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 "Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces ; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust." 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."
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. 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 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. 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 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. 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 pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
23 But He detected their trickery and said to them, 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them,
24 "Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have ?" They said, "Caesar's." 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?"
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." 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 unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people ; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent. 26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent.
27 Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who 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 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. 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 "Now there were seven brothers ; 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 married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children.
32 "Finally the woman died also. 32 Finally, the woman died too.
33 "In the resurrection therefore, which one's wife will she be? For all seven had married her." 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
34 Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.
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 ; 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 they cannot even die anymore, because they are like 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 passage about the burning bush, where he calls 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 to Him." 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
39 Some of the scribes answered and said, "Teacher, You have spoken well." 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"
40 For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything. 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
41 Then He said to them, "How is it that they say 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 says in the book of Psalms, 'THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, "SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, 42 David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand
43 UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET."' 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
44 "Therefore David calls Him 'Lord,' and how is He his son ?" 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"
45 And while all the people were listening, He said to the disciples, 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples,
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, 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 appearance's sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation." 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."