Luk 20:1 And it happened on one of those days, as He was teaching the people and proclaiming the gospel in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes came up, along with the elders,
Luk 20:2 and spoke to Him, saying, Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who is it who gave to you this authority?
Luk 20:3 And answering, He said to them, I will also ask you one thing, and you tell me:
Luk 20:4 The baptism of John, was it from Heaven, or from men?
Luk 20:5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we say, From Heaven, He will say, Then why did you not believe him?
Luk 20:6 But if we say, From men, all the people will stone us, for they are being convinced that John was a prophet.
Luk 20:7 And they answered, they did not know from where.
Luk 20:8 And Jesus said to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
Luk 20:9 And He began to speak this parable to the people: A certain man planted a vineyard and let it out to vinedressers. And he left the country for long periods of time. Isa. 5:1, 2
Luk 20:10 And in season, he sent a slave to the vinedressers, that they might give him the fruit of the vineyard. But the vinedressers sent him away empty, beating him.
Luk 20:11 And he again sent another slave. But they also sent that one away empty, beating and insulting him.
Luk 20:12 And he again sent a third. But they also threw this one out, wounding him.
Luk 20:13 And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. Perhaps, having seen this one, they will respect him.
Luk 20:14 And having seen him, the vinedressers reasoned with themselves, saying, This is the heir. Come let us kill him so that the inheritance may become ours.
Luk 20:15 And throwing him out of the vineyard, they killed him. Therefore, what will the lord of the vineyard do to them?
Luk 20:16 He will come and will destroy these vinedressers and will give the vineyard to others. And hearing this, they said, Let it not be!
Luk 20:17 And looking at them He said, What then is this which has been written, “The stone that the builders rejected, this one came to be for the Head of the Corner- Psa. 118:22
Luk 20:18 Everyone falling on that Stone will be broken in pieces but on whomever It falls, It will crush him.
Luk 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on Him in the same hour. And they feared the people, for they knew that He told this parable against them.
Luk 20:20 And watching carefully, they sent spies, pretending themselves to be righteous, in order that they might seize upon a word of His, so as to deliver Him to the power and to the authority of the governor.
Luk 20:21 And they questioned Him, saying, Teacher, we know that You say and teach rightly, and do not receive a face, but You teach the way of God with truth.
Luk 20:22 Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Luk 20:23 But perceiving their slyness, He said to them, Why do you tempt Me?
Luk 20:24 Show Me a denarius. Whose image and superscription does it have? And answering, they said, Caesar’s.
Luk 20:25 And He said to them, Then give back the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God.
Luk 20:26 And they were not able to lay hold of His speech before the people. And marveling at His answer, they were silent.
Luk 20:27 And some of the Sadducees coming up, those speaking against a resurrection, that it was not to be, they questioned Him,
Luk 20:28 saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If anyone’s brother dies having a wife, and this one should die childless, that his brother should take the wife and raise up seed to his brother. Deut. 25:5
Luk 20:29 Then there were seven brothers. And having taken a wife, the first died childless.
Luk 20:30 And the second took the wife, and this one died childless.
Luk 20:31 And the third took her, and likewise also the seven did not leave children, and died.
Luk 20:32 And last of all the woman died.
Luk 20:33 Then in the resurrection, of which of them does she become wife? For the seven had her as wife.
Luk 20:34 And answering, Jesus said to them, The sons of this world marry and are given in marriage.
Luk 20:35 But those counted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage.
Luk 20:36 For they are not able to die any more; they are equal to angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
Luk 20:37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses pointed out at the Bush, when he calls the Lord “the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Ex. 3:6
Luk 20:38 But He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to Him.
Luk 20:39 And answering, some of the scribes said, Teacher, you speak well.
Luk 20:40 And they did not dare to question Him any more, not a thing.
Luk 20:41 And He said to them, How do they say the Christ is David’s son?
Luk 20:42 Even David himself said in the Book of Psalms, “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand
Luk 20:43 until I place the ones hostile to You as a footstool of Your feet.” LXX-Psa. 109:1; MT-Psa. 110:1
Luk 20:44 Then David calls Him Lord. And how is He his son?
Luk 20:45 And as all the people were listening, He said to His disciples,
Luk 20:46 Beware of the scribes, those desiring to walk about in long robes, and liking greetings in the markets, and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief couches in the suppers,
Luk 20:47 who devour the houses of the widows, and under pretense pray long. These will receive a more severe judgment.
On this day...
- Having less to fix later - 2012
- Man's natural enmity against God - 2012
- Spiritual groanings - 2012
- Through them have vindicated my holiness in the sight of many nations - 2011
- I am in the right, and God has taken away my right - 2011
- The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth - 2011
- The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works - 2011
- Amen - 2011
- Forget the fruit sins, commit to break the root sins - 2010
- Debt is my crucible of life. - 2010