Luke Chapter 20
1 And it came to passthat on one of those daysas he taughtthe people in the templeand preached the gospelthe chiefpriests and the scribes came upon him with the elders
2 And spake unto himsayingTell usby what authority doestthou these thingsor who is he that gave thee this authority
3 And he answered and said unto themI will also ask you onethingand answer me
4 The baptism of Johnwas it from heavenor of men
5 And they reasoned with themselvessayingIf we shall sayFrom heavenhe will sayWhy then believed ye him not
6 But and if we sayOf menall the people will stone usforthey be persuaded that John was a prophet.
7 And they answeredthat they could not tell whence it was.
8 And Jesus said unto themNeither tell I you by what authorityI do these things.
9 Then began he to speak to the people this parableA certainman planted a vineyardand let it forth to husbandmenandwent into a far country for a long time.
10 And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmenthatthey should give him of the fruit of the vineyardbut thehusbandmen beat himand sent him away empty.
11 And again he sent another servantand they beat him alsoandentreated him shamefullyand sent him away empty.
12 And again he sent a thirdand they wounded him alsoand casthim out.
13 Then said the lord of the vineyardWhat shall I doI willsend my beloved sonit may be they will reverence him whenthey see him.
14 But when the husbandmen saw himthey reasoned amongthemselvessayingThis is the heircomelet us kill himthat the inheritance may be ours.
15 So they cast him out of the vineyardand killed him. Whattherefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them
16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmenand shall give thevineyard to others. And when they heard itthey saidGodforbid.
17 And he beheld themand saidWhat is this then that iswrittenThe stone which the builders rejectedthe same isbecome the head of the corner
18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be brokenbut onwhomsoever it shall fallit will grind him to powder.
19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought tolay hands on himand they feared the peoplefor theyperceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
20 And they watched himand sent forth spieswhich should feignthemselves just menthat they might take hold of his words that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority ofthe governor.
21 And they asked himsayingMasterwe know that thou sayestand teachest rightlyneither acceptest thou the person ofanybut teachest the way of God truly
22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Caesaror no
23 But he perceived their craftinessand said unto themWhytempt ye me
24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath itTheyanswered and saidCaesar s.
25 And he said unto themRender therefore unto Caesar the thingswhich be Caesar sand unto God the things which be God s.
26 And they could not take hold of his words before the peopleand they marvelled at his answerand held their peace.
27 Then came to him certain of the Sadduceeswhich deny thatthere is any resurrectionand they asked him
28 SayingMasterMoses wrote unto usIf any man s brother die having a wifeand he die without childrenthat his brothershould take his wifeand raise up seed unto his brother.
29 There were therefore seven brethrenand the first took awifeand died without children.
30 And the second took her to wifeand he died childless.
31 And the third took herand in like manner the seven alsoandthey left no childrenand died.
32 Last of all the woman died also.
33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is sheforseven had her to wife.
34 And Jesus answering said unto themThe children of this worldmarryand are given in marriage
35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that worldand the resurrection from the deadneither marrynor aregiven in marriage
36 Neither can they die any morefor they are equal unto theangelsand are the children of Godbeing the children of theresurrection.
37 Now that the dead are raisedeven Moses shewed at the bushwhen he calleth the Lord the God of Abrahamand the God ofIsaacand the God of Jacob.
38 For he is not a God of the deadbut of the livingfor alllive unto him.
39 Then certain of the scribes answering saidMasterthou hastwell said.
40 And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.
41 And he said unto themHow say they that Christ is David sson
42 And David himself saith in the book of PsalmsThe LORD saidunto my LordSit thou on my right hand
43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
44 David therefore calleth him Lordhow is he then his son
45 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto hisdisciples
46 Beware of the scribeswhich desire to walk in long robesandlove greetings in the marketsand the highest seats in thesynagoguesand the chief rooms at feasts
47 Which devour widowshousesand for a shew make long prayersthe same shall receive greater damnation.