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1 On one of those days while He was teaching the people in the Temple and proclaiming the Good News, the High Priests came upon Him, and the Scribes, 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 together with the Elders, and they asked Him, "Tell us, By what authority are you doing these things? And who is it that gave you this authority?" 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"
3 "I also will put a question to you, "He said; 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,
4 "was John's baptism of Heavenly or of human origin?" 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"
5 So they debated the matter with one another. "If we say `Heavenly,'" they argued, "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 And if we say, `human,' the people will all stone us; for they are thoroughly 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 And they answered that they did not know the origin of it. 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."
8 "Nor will I tell you," said Jesus, "by what authority I do these things." 8 Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
9 Then He proceeded to speak a parable to the people. "There was a man," He said, "who planted a vineyard, let it out to vine-dressers, and went abroad for a considerable 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 vintage-time he sent a servant to the vine-dressers, for them to give him a share of the crop; but the vine-dressers beat him cruelly 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 Then he sent a second servant; and him too they beat and ill treated and sent away empty-handed. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
12 Then again he sent a third; and this one also they wounded and drove away. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, "`What am I to do? I will send my son--my dearly-loved son: they will probably 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-dressers saw him, they discussed the matter with one another, and said, "`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 "So they turned him out of the vineyard and murdered 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 put these vine-dressers to death, and give the vineyard to others." "God forbid!" exclaimed the hearers. 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 He looked at them and said, "What then does that mean which is written, "`The Stone which the builders rejected has been made the cornerstone'? 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 who falls on that stone will be severely hurt, but on whomsoever it falls, he will be utterly crushed." 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed."
19 At this the Scribes and the High Priests wanted to lay hands on Him, then and there; only they were afraid of the people. For they saw that in this parable He had referred to 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, after impatiently watching their opportunity, they sent spies who were to act the part of good and honest men, that they might fasten on some expression of His, so as to hand Him over to the ruling power and the Governor's authority. 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 they put a question to Him. "Rabbi," they said, "we know that you say and teach what is right and that you make no distinctions between one man and another, but teach God's way truly. 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 allowable to pay a tax to Caesar, or not?" 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
23 But He saw through their knavery and replied, 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them,
24 "Show me a shilling; whose likeness and inscription does it bear?" "Caesar's," they said. 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?"
25 "Pay therefore," He replied, "what is Caesar's to Caesar--and what is God's 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 There was nothing here that they could lay hold of before the people, and marvelling at His answer they said no more. 26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent.
27 Next some of the Sadducees came forward (who deny that there is a Resurrection), and they asked Him, 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question.
28 "Rabbi, Moses made it a law for us that if a man's brother should die, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up a family for 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. The first of them took a wife and died childless. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless.
30 The second and the third also took her; 30 The second
31 and all seven, having done the same, left no children when they died. 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children.
32 Finally the woman also died. 32 Finally, the woman died too.
33 The woman, then--at the Resurrection--whose wife shall she be? for they all seven married her." 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
34 "The men of this age," replied Jesus, "marry, and the women are given in marriage. 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.
35 But as for those who shall have been deemed worthy to find a place in that other age and in the Resurrection from among the dead, the men do not marry and the women are not 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 indeed they cannot die again; they are like angels, and are sons of God through 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 rise to life even Moses clearly implies in the passage about the Bush, where he calls the Lord `The God of Abraham, 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 He is not a God of dead, but of living men, for to Him are all living." 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
39 Then some of the Scribes replied, "Rabbi, you have spoken well." 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"
40 From that time, however, no one ventured to challenge Him with a single question. 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
41 But He asked them, "How is it they say that the Christ is a son of David? 41 Then Jesus said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David?
42 Why, 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 have made thy foes a footstool under they feet.' 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
44 "David himself therefore calls Him Lord, and how can He be his son?" 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"
45 Then, in the hearing of all the people, 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 about in long robes, and love to be bowed to in places of public resort and to occupy the best seats in the synagogues or at a dinner party; 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 swallow up the property of widows and mask their wickedness by making long prayers. They will be punished far more severely than others." 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."