Christ avoucheth his authority by a question of John's baptism.
Luke 20:1 And it came to pass, on one of the days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and telling the good tidings, that the High-priests and the Scribes, with the Elders, came upon him, Luke 20:2 and spake, saying, unto himTell us, by what authority, these things, thou art doing, and, who, is it, that gave thee this authority. Luke 20:3 And answering, he said unto themI too, will question, you, as to a matter,and tell me! Luke 20:4 The immersion of John, Of heaven, was it, or of men? Luke 20:5 And they deliberated together by themselves, sayingIf we say, Of heaven, he will say, Wherefore did ye not believe him? Luke 20:6 But, if we say, Of men, the people, one and all, will stone us, for, persuaded, they are, that, John, was, a prophet. Luke 20:7 And they answered, that they knew not whence. Luke 20:8 And, Jesus, said unto themNeither do, I, tell, you, by what authority, these things, I am doing.
The parable of the vineyard.
Luke 20:9 And he began, unto the people, to be speaking this parable:A man, planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went from home for a long time. Luke 20:10 And, in due season, he sent unto the husbandmen, a servant, that, of the fruit of the vineyard, they might give him; but, the husbandmen, having beaten him, sent him away empty. Luke 20:11 And he, further, sent another servant; but, they, beating, that one also, and dishonouring him, sent him away, empty. Luke 20:12 And he, further, sent, a third; but, they, bruising, this one also, thrust him out. Luke 20:13 And the lord of the vineyard saidWhat shall I do? I will send my son, the beloved,It may be, that, him, they will respect. Luke 20:14 But he husbandmen, seeing him, began to deliberate one with another, sayingThis, is, the heir: Let us slay him, that, ours, may be, the inheritance. Luke 20:15 And, thrusting him forth outside the vineyard, they slew him. What, then, will the lord of the vineyard do unto them? Luke 20:16 He will come, and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard unto others. But, when they heard it, they saidFar be it! Luke 20:17 But, he, looking at them, saidWhat, then, is this that is written,A stone which the builders rejected, The same, hath become, head of the corner? Luke 20:18 Every one who falleth on that stone, will be sorely bruised, but, on whomsoever it shall fall, it will utterly destroy him.
Of giving tribute to Caesar.
Luke 20:19 And the Scribes and the High-priests sought to thrust on him their hands, in that very hour; and feared the people; for they perceived that, against them, spake he this parable. Luke 20:20 And, watching narrowly, they sent forth suborned men, feigning themselves to be, righteous, that they might lay hold of a word of his, so as to deliver him up unto the rule and the authority of the governor. Luke 20:21 And they questioned him, sayingTeacher! we know that, rightly, thou speakest and teachest, and respectest no person, but, in truth, the way of God, dost teach: Luke 20:22 Is it allowable for us to give, unto Caesar, tribute, or not? Luke 20:23 But, observing their villainy, he said unto them Luke 20:24 Shew me a denary. Of whom, hath it an image and inscription? And, they, saidOf Caesar. Luke 20:25 And, he, said unto themWell then! render the things of Caesar, unto Caesar, and the things of God, unto God. Luke 20:26 And they could not lay hold of the saying, before the people; and, marveling at his answer, they held their peace.
He convinceth the Sadducees that denied the resurrection.
Luke 20:27 But there came near certain of the Sadducees, they who say, Resurrection, there is none! and questioned him, Luke 20:28 sayingTeacher! Moses, wrote for us, If one's brother die, having a wife, and, he, be, childless, that his brother shall take the wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Luke 20:29 Seven brethren, therefore, there were,and, the first, taking a wife, died childless, Luke 20:30 And, the second, Luke 20:31 and the third, took her,yea, likewise, even the seven; They left no children, and died: Luke 20:32 Later on, the woman also, died. Luke 20:33 The woman, therefore, in the resurrection, Of which of them, doth she become wife? for, the seven, had her to wife. Luke 20:34 And Jesus said unto themThe sons of this age, marry, and are given in marriage, Luke 20:35 But, they who have been accounted worthy, that age, to obtain, and the resurrection that is from among the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage; Luke 20:36 For they cannot, even die any more,for, equal unto messengers, are they, and are, sons of God, Of the resurrection, being, sons. Luke 20:37 But, that the dead do rise, even Moses, disclosed at the bush, when he calleth the LordThe God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob: Luke 20:38 Now, God, he is not, of the dead, but, of the living,for, all, unto him, do live.
Luke 20:39 And certain of the Scribes, answering, saidTeacher! Well, hast thou spoken. Luke 20:40 For, no longer, were they daring to ask him any questions.
How Christ is the son of David.
Luke 20:41 And he said unto themHow say they, that, the Christ, is, David's Son? Luke 20:42 For, David himself, saith, in [the] book of Psalms: Said the Lord, unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, Luke 20:43 Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Luke 20:44 David, therefore, calleth, him Lord: How, then, his son, is he?
He warneth his disciples to beware of the scribes.
Luke 20:45 And, all the people hearing, he said unto the disciples: Luke 20:46 Be taking heed of the ScribesWho desire to walk about in long robes, and are fond of salutations in the markets, and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in the chief meals, Luke 20:47 Who devour the houses of widows, and, for a show, are a long time at prayer. These, shall receive, a heavier sentence.