Christ avoucheth his authority by a question of John's baptism.
Luke 20:1 And it fortuned in one of those dayes (as he taught the people in the temple and preached the gospell) the hye Prestes and the Sribes came together wyth the elders, Luke 20:2 & spake vnto him sayinge: Tell vs: by what auctorite doest thou these thynges? Ether who is he, þt gaue the thys auctorite? Luke 20:3 Iesus answered & sayd vnto them: I also will aske you one thyng, & answer me. Luke 20:4 The baptyme of Iohn: was it from heauen or of men? Luke 20:5 And they thought wyth in them selues sayinge: yf we saye from heauen, he will saye: why then beleued ye hym not? Luke 20:6 But & yf we saye: of men, all þe people wyll stone vs. For they be perswaded, that Iohn is a Prophete. Luke 20:7 And they answered, that they coulde not tell whence it was. Luke 20:8 And Iesus sayd vnto them: nether tell I you, by what auctoryte I do these thynges.
The parable of the vineyard.
Luke 20:9 Then beganne he to put forth to the people thys parable: A certayne man planted a vyneyarde, and let it forth to husband men, and went hym selfe into a straunge countre for a greate season. Luke 20:10 And when the tyme was come, he sent a seruaunt to the husband men, that they shulde geue hym of the frute of the vineyarde. And they bet hym, and sent hym, awaye emptye. Luke 20:11 And agayne, he sent yet another seruaunt. And hym they dyd beat, and entreated hym shamefully, and sent hym awaye emptye. Luke 20:12 Agayne, he sent the thyrde also, and hym they wounded, and cast hym out. Luke 20:13 Then sayd the Lord of the vineyarde: what shall I do? I wyll sende my deare sonne: peraduenture they will stande in awe of him, when they se hym. Luke 20:14 But when þe husbandmen sawe hym, they thought within them selues, sayinge: this is the heyre, come, let vs kyll hym, that the enheritaunce maye be oures. Luke 20:15 And they cast him out of þe vineyarde, & kylled him. What shall the Lord of þe vineiarde therfore do vnto them? Luke 20:16 He shall come, & destroye these husbandmen, & shall let out hys vineyarde to other. When they hearde thys, they sayde: God forbyd. Luke 20:17 And he behelde them, and sayde: what is thys then that is wrytten: the stone that the buylders refused, the same is become the heed of the corner? Luke 20:18 Whosoeuer doth stomble vpon þe stone, shalbe broken: but on whosoeuer it falleth, it wyll grynde him to powder.
Of giving tribute to Caesar.
Luke 20:19 And the hye prestes and the Scrybes the same houre went about to laye handes on hym, and they feared the people. For they perceaued that he had spoken thys symilitude agaynst them. Luke 20:20 And they watched hym, & sent forth spies, which shuld fayne them selues ryghteous men, to take him in hys wordes, and to delyuer him vnto þe power & auctorite of the debyte. Luke 20:21 And they asked hym, saying: Master, we knowe that thou sayest and teachest ryght, nether consyderest þu the outward appearaunce of eny man, but teachest the waye of God truly. Luke 20:22 Is it laufull for vs to geue trybute vnto Cesar, or no? Luke 20:23 He perceaued theyr craftines, and sayde vnto them: why tempt ye me? Luke 20:24 Shewe me a peny. Whose ymage & superscripcion hath it? They answered and sayde: Cesars. Luke 20:25 And he sayde vnto them: geue then vnto Cesar, the thynges whych belonge vnto Cesar: & to God the thynges that pertayne vnto God. Luke 20:26 And they coulde not reproue his sayinge before the people: & they maruayled at his answer, and helde their peace.
He convinceth the Sadducees that denied the resurrection.
Luke 20:27 Then came to hym certayne of the Saduces, which denye that ther is eny resurreccion. And they asked him Luke 20:28 sayinge: Master, Moses wrote vnto vs, yf eny mannes brother dye hauing a wyfe, & he dye without chyldren, that then hys brother shulde take hys wyfe, and rayse vp seede vnto hys brother. Luke 20:29 Ther were therfore seuen brethren, and the fyrste toke a wyfe, & dyed without chyldren. Luke 20:30 And the seconde toke her, and he dyed chyldelesse. Luke 20:31 And the thyrde toke her: and 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 Now in the resurreccion, whose wyfe of them shall she be? For seuen had her to wyfe. Luke 20:34 Iesus answered and sayd vnto them. The chyldren of this worlde mary wyues, and are maryed: Luke 20:35 but they whych shalbe counted worthy of that worlde and the resurreccion from the deed, do not mary wyues, nether are maryed, Luke 20:36 nor yet can dye eny more, For they are equall vnto the angels, and are the sonnes of God, in as moch as they are chyldren of þe resurreccion. Luke 20:37 And that the deed shall ryse agayne: Moses also sheweth besides the busshe, when he calleth: the Lord, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Iacob. Luke 20:38 For he is not a God of deed, but of lyuynge. For all lyue vnto him.
Luke 20:39 Then certayne of the Pharises answered, annd sayd: Master, thou hast wel sayd. Luke 20:40 And after that durst they not aske him eny question at all.
How Christ is the son of David.
Luke 20:41 And he sayde vnto them: how saye they that Chryst is Dauids sonne? Luke 20:42 And Dauid him selfe sayeth in the boke of þe Psalmes: The Lorde sayde vnto my Lorde: syt thou on my ryght hande, Luke 20:43 tyll I make thyne enemyes thy fote stole. Luke 20:44 Dauid therfore calleth hym Lord: and how is he then hys sonne?
He warneth his disciples to beware of the scribes.
Luke 20:45 Then in the audyence of all the people, he sayde vnto his disciples: Luke 20:46 beware of þe Scribes, whych wyll go in longe clothynge: & loue gretynges in the markets, and the hyest seates in the synagoges, and the chefe rowmes at feastes, Luke 20:47 whych deuoure wyddowes houses, faynyng longe prayers: the same shall receaue greater dampnacyon.