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Luke 20

ESV 1 One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up MSG 1 One day he was teaching the people in the Temple, proclaiming the Message. The high priests, religion scholars, and leaders confronted ESV 2 and said to him, "Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority." MSG 2 him and demanded, "Show us your credentials. Who authorized you to speak and act like this?" ESV 3 He answered them, "I also will ask you a question. Now tell me, MSG 3 Jesus answered, "First, let me ask you a question: ESV 4 was the baptism of John from heaven or from man?" MSG 4 About the baptism of John - who authorized it, heaven or humans?" ESV 5 And they discussed it with one another, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Why did you not believe him?' 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; ESV 6 But if we say, 'From man,' all the people will stone us to death, for they are convinced that John was a prophet." MSG 6 if we say 'humans,' the people will tear us limb from limb, convinced as they are that John was God's prophet." ESV 7 So they answered that they did not know where it came from. MSG 7 They agreed to concede that round to Jesus and said they didn't know. ESV 8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things." MSG 8 Jesus said, "Then neither will I answer your question." ESV 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. 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. ESV 10 When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 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. ESV 11 And he sent another servant. But they also beat and treated him shamefully, 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. ESV 12 And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out. MSG 12 He tried a third time. They worked that servant over from head to foot and dumped him in the street. ESV 13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.' 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.' ESV 14 But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, 'This is the heir. Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.' 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.' ESV 15 And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? MSG 15 They killed him and threw him over the fence. "What do you think the owner of the vineyard will do? ESV 16 He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others." When they heard this, they said, "Surely not!" 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!" ESV 17 But he looked directly at them and said, "What then is this that is written: "'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone'? 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!? ESV 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him." 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." ESV 19 The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 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. ESV 20 So they watched him and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor. 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. ESV 21 So they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you speak and teach rightly, and show no partiality, but truly teach the way of God. 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. ESV 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?" MSG 22 Tell us: Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" ESV 23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, MSG 23 He knew they were laying for him and said, ESV 24 "Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?" They said, "Caesar's." MSG 24 "Show me a coin. Now, this engraving, who does it look like and what does it say?" ESV 25 He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." MSG 25 "Caesar," they said. Jesus said, "Then give Caesar what is his and give God what is his." ESV 26 And they were not able in the presence of the people to catch him in what he said, but marveling at his answer they became silent. 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. ESV 27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, MSG 27 Some Sadducees came up. This is the Jewish party that denies any possibility of resurrection. They asked, ESV 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 widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 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. ESV 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. MSG 29 Well, there once were seven brothers. The first took a wife. He died childless. ESV 30 And the second MSG 30 The second married her and died, ESV 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. MSG 31 then the third, and eventually all seven had their turn, but no child. ESV 32 Afterward the woman also died. MSG 32 After all that, the wife died. ESV 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife." MSG 33 That wife, now - in the resurrection whose wife is she? All seven married her." ESV 34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, MSG 34 Jesus said, "Marriage is a major preoccupation here, ESV 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor 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 ESV 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 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. ESV 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. MSG 37 Even Moses exclaimed about resurrection at the burning bush, saying, 'God: God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob!' ESV 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him." MSG 38 God isn't the God of dead men, but of the living. To him all are alive." ESV 39 Then some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well." MSG 39 Some of the religion scholars said, "Teacher, that's a great answer!" ESV 40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question. MSG 40 For a while, anyway, no one dared put questions to him. ESV 41 But he said to them, "How can they say that the Christ is David's son? MSG 41 Then he put a question to them: "How is it that they say that the Messiah is David's son? ESV 42 For David himself says in the Book of Psalms, "'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, MSG 42 In the Book of Psalms, David clearly says, God said to my Master, "Sit here at my right hand ESV 43 until I make your enemies your footstool.' MSG 43 until I put your enemies under your feet." ESV 44 David thus calls him Lord, so how is he his son?" MSG 44 "David here designates the Messiah as 'my Master' - so how can the Messiah also be his 'son'?" ESV 45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, MSG 45 With everybody listening, Jesus spoke to his disciples. ESV 46 "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 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. ESV 47 who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." 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."

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