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1 One day, as he was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up 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 said to him, "Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority." 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?"
3 He answered them, "I also will ask you a question; now 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 And they discussed it with one another, 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; 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 whence it was. 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from."
8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither 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 let it out to tenants, and went into another country for a long while. 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 the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, that they should give him some of the fruit of the vineyard; but the tenants 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 sent another servant; him also they beat and treated 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 sent yet a third; this one they wounded and cast out. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out.
13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be 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 tenants saw him, they said to themselves, '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 And they cast 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 those tenants, and give the vineyard to others." When they heard this, they said, "God forbid!" 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 he looked at them and said, "What then is this that is written: 'The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner'? 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 broken to pieces; but when it falls on any one it will crush him." 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 at that very hour, but they feared the people; for they perceived that he had told 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 sincere, that they might take hold of what he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction 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 asked him, "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and show no partiality, but truly teach the way of God. 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 give tribute to Caesar, or not?" 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them,
24 "Show me a coin. Whose likeness and inscription has it?" They said, "Caesar's." 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?"
25 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 not able in the presence of the people to catch him by what he said; but marveling at his answer they were 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 There came to him some Sadducees, those 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 asked him a question, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the wife and raise up 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 Now there were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and died without children; 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 took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children.
32 Afterward the woman also died. 32 Finally, the woman died too.
33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife." 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
34 And 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 accounted worthy to attain to that age and to 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 die any more, because they are equal to 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 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 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 And some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well." 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!"
40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question. 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions.
41 But he said to them, "How can they say that 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 till I make thy enemies a stool for thy feet.' 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." '
44 David thus calls him Lord; so how is he his son?" 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?"
45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples,
46 "Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and love salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor 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 who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."