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Luke 20

NIRV 1 One day Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courtyard. He was preaching the good news to them. The chief priests and the teachers of the law came up to him. The elders came with them. 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. NIRV 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they all said. "Who gave you this authority?" NIV 2 "Tell us by what authority you are doing these things," they said. "Who gave you this authority?" NIRV 3 Jesus replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me, NIV 3 He replied, "I will also ask you a question. Tell me, NIRV 4 was John's baptism from heaven? Or did it come from men?" NIV 4 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men?" NIRV 5 They talked to each other about it. They said, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will ask, 'Why didn't you 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?' NIRV 6 But if we say, 'From men,' all the people will throw stones at us and kill us. They believe that 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." NIRV 7 So they answered Jesus, "We don't know where John's baptism came from." NIV 7 So they answered, "We don't know where it was from." NIRV 8 Jesus said, "Then I won't tell you by what authority I am doing these things either." NIV 8 Jesus said, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things." NIRV 9 Jesus went on to tell the people a story. "A man planted a vineyard," he said. "He rented it out 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. NIRV 10 "At harvest time he sent a servant to the renters. They were supposed to give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the renters beat the servant. Then they sent him away with nothing. 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. NIRV 11 So the man sent another servant. They beat that one and treated him badly. They also sent him away with nothing. NIV 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. NIRV 12 The man sent a third servant. The renters wounded him and threw him out. NIV 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out. NIRV 13 "Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What should I do? I have a son, and I love him. I will send him. 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.' NIRV 14 "But when the renters saw the son, they talked the matter over. 'This is the one who will receive all the owner's property someday,' they said. 'Let's kill him. Then everything 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.' NIRV 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard. And they killed him. "What will the owner of the vineyard do to the renters? NIV 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. "What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? NIRV 16 He will come and kill them. He will give the vineyard to others." When the people heard this, they said, "We hope this never happens!" 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!" NIRV 17 Jesus looked right at them and said, "Here is something I want you to explain the meaning of. It is written, " 'The stone the builders didn't accept has become the most important stone of all.' (Psalm 118:22) 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 ' ? NIRV 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces. But the stone will crush anyone it falls on." NIV 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed." NIRV 19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest Jesus at once. They knew he had told that story against them. But they were afraid of the people. 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. NIRV 20 The religious leaders sent spies to keep a close watch on Jesus. The spies pretended to be honest. They hoped they could trap Jesus with something he would say. Then they could hand him over to the power and authority 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. NIRV 21 So the spies questioned Jesus. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you speak and teach what is right. We know you don't favor one person over another. You teach the way of God truthfully. 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. NIRV 22 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?" NIRV 23 Jesus saw they were trying to trick him. So he said to them, NIV 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them, NIRV 24 "Show me a silver coin. Whose picture and words are on it?" NIV 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose portrait and inscription are on it?" NIRV 25 "Caesar's," they replied. He said to them, "Then give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. And give to God what belongs to God." 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." NIRV 26 They were not able to trap him with what he had said there in front of all the people. Amazed by 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. NIRV 27 The Sadducees do not believe that people rise from the dead. Some of them came to Jesus with a question. NIV 27 Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. NIRV 28 "Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us about a man's brother who dies. Suppose the brother leaves a wife but has no children. Then the man must get married to the widow. He must have children to carry on his dead brother's name. 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. NIRV 29 "There were seven brothers. The first one got married to a woman. He died without leaving any children. NIV 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. NIRV 30 The second one got married to her. NIV 30 The second NIRV 31 And then the third one got married to her. One after another, the seven brothers got married to her. They all died. None left any children. NIV 31 and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. NIRV 32 Finally, the woman died too. NIV 32 Finally, the woman died too. NIRV 33 Now then, when the dead rise, whose wife will she be? All seven brothers were married to her." NIV 33 Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?" NIRV 34 Jesus replied, "People in this world get married. And their parents give them to get married. NIV 34 Jesus replied, "The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. NIRV 35 But it will not be like that when the dead rise. Those who are considered worthy to take part in what happens at that time won't get married. And their parents won't give them to be married. 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, NIRV 36 They can't die anymore. They are like the angels. They are God's children. They will be given a new form of life when the dead rise. 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. NIRV 37 "Remember the story of Moses and the bush. Even Moses showed that the dead rise. The Lord said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.'(Exodus 3:6) 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.' NIRV 38 He is not the God of the dead. He is the God of the living. In his eyes, everyone is alive." NIV 38 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive." NIRV 39 Some of the teachers of the law replied, "You have spoken well, teacher!" NIV 39 Some of the teachers of the law responded, "Well said, teacher!" NIRV 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions. NIV 40 And no one dared to ask him any more questions. NIRV 41 Jesus said to them, "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? NIRV 42 David himself says in the Book of Psalms, " 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit 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 NIRV 43 until I put your enemies under your control." ' (Psalm 110:1) NIV 43 until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." ' NIRV 44 David calls him 'Lord.' So how can he be David's son?" NIV 44 David calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?" NIRV 45 All the people were listening. Jesus said to his disciples, NIV 45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, NIRV 46 "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in long robes. They love to be greeted in the market places. They love to have the most important seats in the synagogues. They also love to have the places of honor at dinners. 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. NIRV 47 They take over the houses of widows. They say long prayers to show off. God will punish those men very much." NIV 47 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."