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Luke 20

MSG 1 One day he was teaching the people in the Temple, proclaiming the Message. The high priests, religion scholars, and leaders confronted NIV 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. MSG 2 him and demanded, "Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to speak and act like this?" NIV 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?" MSG 3 Jesus answered, "First, let me ask you a question: NIV 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me, MSG 4 About the baptism of John - who authorized it, heaven or humans?" NIV 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?" MSG 5 They were on the spot, and knew it. They pulled back into a huddle and whispered, "If we say 'heaven,' he'll ask us why we didn't believe him; NIV 5 They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Why didn't you believe him?' MSG 6 if we say 'humans,' the people will tear us limb from limb, convinced as they are that John was God's prophet." NIV 6 But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet." MSG 7 They agreed to concede that round to Jesus and said they didn't know. NIV 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from." MSG 8 Jesus said, "Then neither will I answer your question." NIV 8 Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things." MSG 9 Jesus told another story to the people: "A man planted a vineyard. He handed it over to farmhands and went off on a trip. He was gone a long time. NIV 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. MSG 10 In time he sent a servant back to the farmhands to collect the profits, but they beat him up and sent him off empty-handed. NIV 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. MSG 11 He decided to try again and sent another servant. That one they beat black and blue, and sent him off empty-handed. NIV 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. MSG 12 He tried a third time. They worked that servant over from head to foot and dumped him in the street. NIV 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out. MSG 13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'I know what I'll do: I'll send my beloved son. They're bound to respect my son.' NIV 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.' MSG 14 "But when the farmhands saw him coming, they quickly put their heads together. 'This is our chance - this is the heir! Let's kill him and have it all to ourselves.' NIV 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.' MSG 15 They killed him and threw him over the fence. "What do you think the owner of the vineyard will do? NIV 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. "What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? MSG 16 Right. He'll come and clean house. Then he'll assign the care of the vineyard to others." Those who were listening said, "Oh, no! He'd never do that!" NIV 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!" MSG 17 But Jesus didn't back down. "Why, then, do you think this was written: That stone the masons threw out - It's now the cornerstone!? NIV 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 ' ? MSG 18 "Anyone falling over that stone will break every bone in his body; if the stone falls on anyone, it will be a total smashup." NIV 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." MSG 19 The religion scholars and high priests wanted to lynch him on the spot, but they were intimidated by public opinion. They knew the story was about them. NIV 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. MSG 20 Watching for a chance to get him, they sent spies who posed as honest inquirers, hoping to trick him into saying something that would get him in trouble with the law. NIV 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. MSG 21 So they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you're honest and straightforward when you teach, that you don't pander to anyone but teach the way of God accurately. NIV 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. MSG 22 Tell us: Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" NIV 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" MSG 23 He knew they were laying for him and said, NIV 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them, MSG 24 "Show me a coin. Now, this engraving, who does it look like and what does it say?" NIV 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?" MSG 25 "Caesar," they said. Jesus said, "Then give Caesar what is his and give God what is his." NIV 25 "Caesar's," they replied. He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." MSG 26 Try as they might, they couldn't trap him into saying anything incriminating. His answer caught them off guard and left them speechless. NIV 26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent. MSG 27 Some Sadducees came up. This is the Jewish party that denies any possibility of resurrection. They asked, NIV 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. MSG 28 "Teacher, Moses wrote us that if a man dies and leaves a wife but no child, his brother is obligated to take the widow to wife and get her with child. NIV 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. MSG 29 Well, there once were seven brothers. The first took a wife. He died childless. NIV 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. MSG 30 The second married her and died, NIV 30 The second MSG 31 then the third, and eventually all seven had their turn, but no child. NIV 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. MSG 32 After all that, the wife died. NIV 32 Finally, the woman died too. MSG 33 That wife, now - in the resurrection whose wife is she? All seven married her." NIV 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?" MSG 34 Jesus said, "Marriage is a major preoccupation here, NIV 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. MSG 35 but not there. Those who are included in the resurrection of the dead will no longer be concerned with marriage NIV 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, MSG 36 nor, of course, with death. They will have better things to think about, if you can believe it. All ecstasies and intimacies then will be with God. NIV 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. MSG 37 Even Moses exclaimed about resurrection at the burning bush, saying, 'God: God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob!' NIV 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.' MSG 38 God isn't the God of dead men, but of the living. To him all are alive." NIV 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive." MSG 39 Some of the religion scholars said, "Teacher, that's a great answer!" NIV 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!" MSG 40 For a while, anyway, no one dared put questions to him. NIV 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions. MSG 41 Then he put a question to them: "How is it that they say that the Messiah is David's son? NIV 41 Then Jesus said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David? MSG 42 In the Book of Psalms, David clearly says, God said to my Master, "Sit here at my right hand NIV 42 David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand MSG 43 until I put your enemies under your feet." NIV 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." ' MSG 44 "David here designates the Messiah as 'my Master' - so how can the Messiah also be his 'son'?" NIV 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?" MSG 45 With everybody listening, Jesus spoke to his disciples. NIV 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, MSG 46 "Watch out for the religion scholars. They love to walk around in academic gowns, preen in the radiance of public flattery, bask in prominent positions, sit at the head table at every church function. NIV 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. MSG 47 And all the time they are exploiting the weak and helpless. The longer their prayers, the worse they get. But they'll pay for it in the end." NIV 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."