Christ avoucheth his authority by a question of John's baptism.
Luke 20:1 And it came to passe, that on one of those dayes, as he taught ye people in the temple, & preached the Gospell, the hie priestes and the scribes came vpo hym, with the elders. Luke 20:2 And spake vnto him, saying: Tell vs by what aucthoritie doest thou these thynges? Eyther who is he that gaue thee this aucthoritie? Luke 20:3 Iesus aunswered, & sayde vnto them: I also wyll aske you one thyng, & aunswere me. Luke 20:4 The baptisme of Iohn, was it from heauen, or of men? Luke 20:5 And they reasoned within the selues, saying, Yf we say from heauen, he wyll say, why then beleued ye hym not? Luke 20:6 But and yf we say of men, all the people wyll stone vs: For they be perswaded that Iohn is a prophete. Luke 20:7 And they aunswered, that they coulde not tell whence it was. Luke 20:8 And Iesus saide vnto them: Neither tell I you by what aucthoritie I do these thynges.
The parable of the vineyard.
Luke 20:9 Then began he to put foorth to the people this parable. A certayne man planted a vineyarde, and let it foorth to husbande men, and went hym selfe into a straunge countrey for a great season. Luke 20:10 And when the time was come, he sent a seruaunt to the husbande men, that they shoulde geue hym of the fruite of the vineyarde. And they beat hym, and sent hym away emptie. Luke 20:11 And agayne, he sent yet another seruaunt: and hym they did beate, and entreated hym shamefully, and sent hym away emptie. Luke 20:12 Agayne, he sent the thirde also: and hym they wounded, and cast hym out. Luke 20:13 Then said the Lord of the vineyarde: What shal I do? I wyl send my deare sonne, it may be they wyll reuerence hym, when they see hym. Luke 20:14 But when the husbande men sawe him, they reasoned within them selues, saying: This is the heyre, come, let vs kyll hym, that the inheritaunce may be ours. Luke 20:15 And they cast him out of the vineyard, and kylled hym. What shall the Lorde of the vineyarde therfore do vnto them? Luke 20:16 He shall come and destroye these husbande men, & shall let out his vineyarde to other. When they hearde this, they sayde, God forbyd. Luke 20:17 And he behelde them, & sayde: What is this then that is written, The stone that the buylders refused, the same is become the head of the corner. Luke 20:18 Whosoeuer doth stumble vppon that stone, shalbe broken: but on whosoeuer it falleth, it wyll grinde hym to powder.
Of giving tribute to Caesar.
Luke 20:19 And the hye priestes & the scribes, the same houre went about to laye handes on hym: and they feared the people. For they perceaued that he had spoken this similitude agaynst them. Luke 20:20 And they watched hym, & sent foorth spyes, which shoulde fayne them selues ryghteous men, to take hym in his wordes, and to delyuer hym vnto the power and aucthoritie of the deputie. Luke 20:21 And they asked him, saying: Maister, we knowe that thou sayest and teachest ryght, neither considerest thou the outwarde appearaunce of any man, but teachest the way of God truely: Luke 20:22 Is is lawfull for vs to geue tribute vnto Caesar, or no? Luke 20:23 He perceaued their craftynesse, & saide vnto them: why tempt ye me? Luke 20:24 Shewe me a penie, whose image and superscription hath it? They aunswered and sayde, Caesars. Luke 20:25 And he sayde vnto them: Geue then vnto Caesar, the thynges which belong vnto Caesar, and to God the thynges that perteyne vnto God. Luke 20:26 And they coulde not reproue his saying before the people: and they marueyled at his aunswere, & helde their peace.
He convinceth the Sadducees that denied the resurrection.
Luke 20:27 Then came to hym certayne of the saducees, which denie that there is any resurrection, and they asked hym, Luke 20:28 Saying: Maister, Moyses wrote vnto vs, yf any mans brother dye, hauyng a wyfe, and he dye without chyldren: that then his brother shoulde take his wyfe, & rayse vp seede vnto his brother. Luke 20:29 There were therfore seuen brethren, and the first toke a wyfe, & dyed without chyldren. Luke 20:30 And the seconde toke her, and he dyed chyldlesse. Luke 20:31 And the thirde toke her, & in lykewise the residue of the seuen, and left no chyldren behynde them, and dyed. Luke 20:32 Last of all, the woman dyed also. Luke 20:33 Nowe in the resurrection, whose wife of them shall she be? For seuen had her to wyfe. Luke 20:34 Iesus aunswered and saide vnto the: The chyldren of this worlde marrye wyues, and are marryed: Luke 20:35 But they which shalbe counted worthy to enioy that worlde, and the resurrection from the dead, do not marrye wyues, neither are marryed, Luke 20:36 Nor yet can dye any more: For they are equall vnto the angels, and are the sonnes of God, inasmuche as they are chyldren of the resurrection. Luke 20:37 And that the dead shall ryse agayne, Moyses also sheweth besides the bushe, when he calleth the Lorde the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, & the God of Iacob. Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of dead, but of lyuyng: For all lyue vnto hym.
Luke 20:39 Then certayne of the pharisees aunswered, and sayde? Maister, thou hast well sayde. Luke 20:40 And after that, durst they not aske him any question at all.
How Christ is the son of David.
Luke 20:41 And he sayde vnto them: Howe saye they that Christe is Dauids sonne: Luke 20:42 And Dauid hym selfe sayeth in the booke of the psalmes: The Lord saide to my Lord, syt thou on my right hand, Luke 20:43 Tyll I make thine enemies thy footestoole? Luke 20:44 Dauid therfore calleth hym Lorde, & howe is he then his sonne?
He warneth his disciples to beware of the scribes.
Luke 20:45 Then in the audience of all the people, he saide vnto his disciples. Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, whiche wyll go in long robes, and loue greetinges in the markets, and the hyest seates in the synagogues, and the chiefe rowmes at feastes: Luke 20:47 Which deuour widowes howses vnder colour of longe prayers: The same shall receaue greater dampnation.