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Luke 20

NCV 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, 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. NCV 2 saying, "Tell us what authority you have to do these things? Who gave you this authority?" NIV 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?" NCV 3 Jesus answered, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me: NIV 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me, NCV 4 When John baptized people, was that authority from God or just from other people?" NIV 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?" NCV 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?' NIV 5 They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Why didn't you believe him?' NCV 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." NIV 6 But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet." NCV 7 So they answered that they didn't know where it came from. NIV 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from." NCV 8 Jesus said to them, "Then I won't tell you what authority I have to do these things." NIV 8 Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things." NCV 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. 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. NCV 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. 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. NCV 11 Then he sent another servant. They beat this servant also, and showed no respect for him, and sent him away empty-handed. NIV 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. NCV 12 So the man sent a third servant. The farmers wounded him and threw him out. NIV 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out. NCV 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.' 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.' NCV 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.' 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.' NCV 15 So the farmers threw the son out of the vineyard and killed him. "What will the owner of this vineyard do to them? NIV 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. "What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? NCV 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!" 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!" NCV 17 But Jesus looked at them and said, "Then what does this verse mean: 'The stone that the builders rejected became 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 ' ? NCV 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken, and the person on whom it falls, that person will be crushed!" NIV 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." NCV 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. 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. NCV 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. 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. NCV 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. 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. NCV 22 Tell us, is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" NIV 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" NCV 23 But Jesus, knowing they were trying to trick him, said, NIV 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them, NCV 24 "Show me a coin. Whose image and name are on it?" They said, "Caesar's." NIV 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?" NCV 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." 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." NCV 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. NIV 26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent. NCV 27 Some Sadducees, who believed people would not rise from the dead, came to Jesus. NIV 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. NCV 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. 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. NCV 29 Once there were seven brothers. The first brother married and died, but had no children. NIV 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. NCV 30 Then the second brother married the widow, and he died. NIV 30 The second NCV 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. NIV 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. NCV 32 Finally, the woman died also. NIV 32 Finally, the woman died too. NCV 33 Since all seven brothers had married her, whose wife will she be when people rise from the dead?" NIV 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?" NCV 34 Jesus said to them, "On earth, people marry and are given to someone to marry. NIV 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. NCV 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. 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, NCV 36 In that life they are like angels and cannot die. They are children of God, because they have been raised from the dead. 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. NCV 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.' 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.' NCV 38 God is the God of the living, not the dead, because all people are alive to him." NIV 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive." NCV 39 Some of the teachers of the law said, "Teacher, your answer was good." NIV 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!" NCV 40 No one was brave enough to ask him another question. NIV 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions. NCV 41 Then Jesus said, "Why do people say that the Christ is the Son of David? NIV 41 Then Jesus said to them, "How is it that they say the Christ is the Son of David? NCV 42 In the book of Psalms, David himself says: 'The Lord said to my Lord: Sit by me at my right side, NIV 42 David himself declares in the Book of Psalms: " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand NCV 43 until I put your enemies under your control.' NIV 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." ' NCV 44 David calls the Christ 'Lord,' so how can the Christ be his son?" NIV 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?" NCV 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his followers, NIV 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, NCV 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. 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. NCV 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." NIV 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."