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Luke 20 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One day Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courtyard. He was preaching the good news to them. The chief priests and the teachers of the law came up to him. The elders came with them. 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 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they all said. "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 replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me, 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,
4 was John's baptism from heaven? Or did it come from men?" 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"
5 They talked to each other about it. They said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Why didn't you 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 throw stones at us and kill us. They believe 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 Jesus, "We don't know where John's baptism came from." 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."
8 Jesus said, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I am doing these things either." 8 Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
9 Jesus went on to tell the people a story. "A man planted a vineyard," he said. "He rented it out to some farmers. Then he went away 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 harvest time he sent a servant to the renters. They were supposed to give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the renters beat the servant. Then they sent him away with nothing. 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 So the man sent another servant. They beat that one and treated him badly. They also sent him away with nothing. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
12 The man sent a third servant. The renters wounded him and threw him out. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I have a son, and I love him. I will send him. Maybe 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 renters saw the son, they talked the matter over. 'This is the one who will receive all the owner's property someday,' they said. 'Let's kill him. Then everything 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 they killed him. "What will the owner of the vineyard do to the renters? 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 kill them. He will give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "We hope this never happens!" 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 Jesus looked right at them and said, "Here is something I want you to explain the meaning of. It is written, " 'The stone the builders didn't accept has become the most important stone of all.' #1(Psalm 118:22)#2 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 the stone will crush anyone it falls on." 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."
19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest Jesus at once. They knew he had told that story against them. But they were afraid of the people. 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 The religious leaders sent spies to keep a close watch on Jesus. The spies pretended to be honest. They hoped they could trap Jesus with something he would say. Then they could hand him over to the power and 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 So the spies questioned Jesus. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you speak and teach what is right. We know you don't favor one person over another. You teach the way of God truthfully. 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 right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
23 Jesus saw they were trying to trick him. So he said to them, 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them,
24 "Show me a silver coin. Whose picture and words are on it?" 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?"
25 "Caesar's," they replied. He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. And give to God what belongs to God." 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 They were not able to trap him with what he had said there in front of all the people. Amazed by 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 The Sadducees do not believe that people rise from the dead. Some of them came to Jesus with a question. 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question.
28 "Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us about a man's brother who dies. Suppose the brother leaves a wife but has no children. Then the man must get married to the widow. He must have children to carry on his dead brother's name. 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 seven brothers. The first one got married to a woman. He died without leaving any children. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless.
30 The second one got married to her. 30 The second
31 And then the third one got married to her. One after another, the seven brothers got married to her. They all died. None left any children. 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children.
32 Finally, the woman died too. 32 Finally, the woman died too.
33 Now then, when the dead rise, whose wife will she be? All seven brothers were married to her." 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
34 Jesus replied, "People in this world get married. And their parents give them to get married. 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.
35 But it will not be like that when the dead rise. Those who are considered worthy to take part in what happens at that time won't get married. And their parents won't give them to be married. 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 They can't die anymore. They are like the angels. They are God's children. They will be given a new form of life when the dead rise. 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 "Remember the story of Moses and the bush. Even Moses showed that the dead rise. The Lord said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.'#1(Exodus 3:6)#2 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 He is not the God of the dead. He is the God of the living. In his eyes, everyone is alive." 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
39 Some of the teachers of the law replied, "You have spoken well, teacher!" 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"
40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions. 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
41 Jesus said to them, "Why do people say that the Christ is the Son of David? 41 Then Jesus said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David?
42 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 put your enemies under your control." ' #1(Psalm 110:1)#2 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
44 David calls him 'Lord.' So how can he be David's son?" 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"
45 All the people were listening. Jesus said to his disciples, 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples,
46 "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in long robes. They love to be greeted in the market places. They love to have the most important seats in the synagogues. They also love to have the places of honor at dinners. 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 They take over the houses of widows. They say long prayers to show off. God will punish those men very much." 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."