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1 One day Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courtyard and telling them the Good News. The chief priests, scribes, and leaders came up to 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 They asked him, "Tell us, what gives you the right to do these things? Who told you that you could do this?" 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"
3 Jesus answered them, "I, too, have a question for you. Tell me, 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,
4 did John's right to baptize come from heaven or from humans?" 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"
5 They talked about this among themselves. 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 humans,' everyone will stone us to death. They're 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 didn't know who gave John the right to baptize. 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."
8 Jesus told them, "Then I won't tell you why I have the right to do these things." 8 Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
9 Then, using this illustration, Jesus spoke to the people: "A man planted a vineyard, leased it to vineyard workers, and went on a long trip. 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 right time he sent a servant to the workers to obtain from them a share of the grapes from the vineyard. But the workers beat the servant and sent him back 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 he sent a different servant. The workers beat him, treated him shamefully, and sent him back with nothing. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed.
12 Then he sent a third servant. But they injured this one and threw him out [of the vineyard]. 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'll send my son, whom I love. They'll 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 "When the workers saw him, they talked it over among themselves. They said, 'This is the heir. Let's 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 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 destroy these workers and give the vineyard to others." Those who heard him said, "That's unthinkable!" 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 Then Jesus looked straight at them and asked, "What, then, does this Scripture verse mean: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become 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 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken. If that stone falls on anyone, it will crush that person." 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 wanted to arrest him right there, but they were afraid of the people. They knew that he had directed this illustration at 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 for an opportunity to send out some spies. The spies were to act like sincere religious people. They wanted to catch him saying the wrong thing so that they could hand him over to 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 asked him, "Teacher, we know that you're right in what you say and teach. Besides, you don't play favorites. Rather, 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 the emperor or not?" 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
23 He saw through their scheme, so he said to them, 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them,
24 "Show me a coin. Whose face and name is this?" They answered, "The emperor's." 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?"
25 He said to them, "Well, then give the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and give 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 couldn't make him say anything wrong in front of the people. His answer surprised them, so 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 Some Sadducees, who say that people will never come back to life, came to Jesus. They asked him, 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question.
28 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us, 'If a married man dies and has no children, his brother should marry his widow and have children 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 There were seven brothers. The first got married and died without having children. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless.
30 Then the second brother married the widow, 30 The second
31 and so did the third. In the same way all seven brothers married the widow, died, and left 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. 32 Finally, the woman died too.
33 Now, when the dead come back to life, whose wife will she be? The seven brothers 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, "In this world people get married. 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.
35 But people who are considered worthy to come back to life and live in the next world will neither marry 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 nor die anymore. They are the same as the angels. They are God's children who have come back to life. 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 "Even Moses showed in the passage about the bush that the dead come back to life. He says that the Lord is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and 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's not the God of the dead but of the living. In God's sight all people are living." 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
39 Some scribes responded, "Teacher, that was well said." 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"
40 From that time on, no one dared to ask him another question. 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
41 Jesus said to them, "How can people say that the Messiah is David's son? 41 Then Jesus said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David?
42 David says in the book of Psalms, 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Take the highest position in heaven 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 your footstool."' 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
44 David calls him Lord. So how can he be his son?" 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"
45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to the disciples, 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples,
46 "Beware of the scribes! They like to walk around in long robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces, to have the front seats in the synagogues and 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 rob widows by taking their houses and then say long prayers to make themselves look good. The scribes will receive the most severe punishment." 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."