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1 One day Jesus was in the Temple, teaching the people and telling them the Good News. The leading priests, teachers of the law, and older Jewish leaders came up to talk with 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 saying, "Tell us what authority you have to do these things? 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, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me: 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me,
4 When John baptized people, was that authority from God or just from other people?" 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?"
5 They argued about this, saying, "If we answer, 'John's baptism was from God,' Jesus will say, 'Then 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, 'It was from other people,' all the people will stone us to death, because they believe 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 where it came from. 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."
8 Jesus said to them, "Then I won't tell you what authority I have to do these things." 8 Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."
9 Then Jesus told the people this story: "A man planted a vineyard and leased it 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 When it was time for the grapes to be picked, he sent a servant to the farmers to get some of the grapes. But they beat the servant 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 another servant. They beat this servant also, and showed no respect for him, 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 So the man sent a third servant. The farmers wounded him and threw him out. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
13 The owner of the vineyard said, 'What will I do now? I will send my son whom I love. 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 farmers saw the son, they said to each other, 'This son will inherit the vineyard. If we kill him, it 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 the farmers threw the son out of the vineyard and killed him. "What will the owner of this 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 kill those farmers and will give the vineyard to other farmers." When the people heard this story, they said, "Let this never happen!" 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, "Then what does this verse mean: 'The stone that the builders rejected became 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, and the person on whom it falls, that person will be crushed!" 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 leading priests wanted to arrest Jesus at once, because they knew the story was about them. But they were afraid of what the people would do. 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 Jesus and sent some spies who acted as if they were sincere. They wanted to trap Jesus in saying something wrong so they could hand him over to the authority and power 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 asked Jesus, "Teacher, we know that what you say and teach is true. You pay no attention to who people are, and you always teach the truth about God's way. 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 Tell us, 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 But Jesus, knowing they were trying to trick him, said, 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them,
24 "Show me a coin. Whose image and name are on it?" They said, "Caesar's." 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?"
25 Jesus said to them, "Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and give 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 So they were not able to trap Jesus in anything he said 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 Some Sadducees, who believed people would not rise from the dead, came to Jesus. 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question.
28 They asked, "Teacher, Moses wrote that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, then that man must marry the 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 Once there were seven brothers. The first brother married and died, but had no children. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless.
30 Then the second brother married the widow, and he died. 30 The second
31 And the third brother married the widow, and he died. The same thing happened with all seven brothers; they died and had 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 Since all seven brothers had married her, whose wife will she be when people rise from the dead?" 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
34 Jesus said to them, "On earth, people marry and are given to someone to marry. 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage.
35 But those who will be worthy to be raised from the dead and live again will not marry, nor will they be given to someone to 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 In that life they are like angels and cannot die. They are children of God, because they have been raised from the dead. 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 clearly showed that the dead are raised to life. When he wrote about the burning bush, he said that the Lord is '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 God is the God of the living, not the dead, because all people are alive 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 teachers of the law said, "Teacher, your answer was good." 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"
40 No one was brave enough to ask him another question. 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
41 Then Jesus said, "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 In the book of Psalms, David himself says: 'The Lord said to my Lord: Sit by me at my right side, 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.' 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
44 David calls the Christ 'Lord,' so how can the Christ 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 his followers, 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples,
46 "Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around wearing fancy clothes, and they love for people to greet them with respect in the marketplaces. They love to have the most important seats in the synagogues and 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 But they cheat widows and steal their houses and then try to make themselves look good by saying long prayers. They will receive a greater punishment." 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."