Christ avoucheth his authority by a question of John's baptism.
Luke 20:1 And yt fortuned in one of those dayes as he taught the people in the temple and preached the gospell: the hye prestes and the scribes came with the elders Luke 20:2 and spake vnto him sayinge. Tell vs by what auctorite thou doest these thinges? Ether who is he yt gave ye this auctorite? Luke 20:3 He answered and saide vnto the: I also will axe you a questio and answer me. Luke 20:4 The baptyme of Iohn: was it from heaven or of men? Luke 20:5 And they thought with in them selves sayinge: yf we shall saye from heave: he will saye: why then beleved ye him not? Luke 20:6 But and yf we shall saye of men all ye people will stone vs. For they be persuaded that Ihon is a Prophet. Luke 20:7 And they answered that they coulde not tell whence it was. Luke 20:8 And Iesus sayde vnto them: nether tell I you by what auctorite I do these thinges.
The parable of the vineyard.
Luke 20:9 Then begane he to put forthe to the people this similitude. A certayne man planted a vyneyarde and let it forthe to fermers and went him selfe into a straunge countre for a greate season. Luke 20:10 And when the tyme was come he sent a servaut to his tennauntes that they shuld geve him of the frutes of the vyneyarde. And the tennauntes dyd bet him and sent him awaye empty. Luke 20:11 And agayne he sent yet another servaunt. And they dyd bet him and foule entreated him also and sent him awaye emptye. Luke 20:12 Moreover he sent the thyrde to and him they wouded and cast out. Luke 20:13 Then sayde the lorde of the vyneyarde: what shall I do? I will sende my deare sonne him peradventure they will reverence when they se him. Luke 20:14 But when the fermers sawe him they thought in them selves sayinge: this is the heyre come let vs kyll him that the inheritaunce maye be oures. Luke 20:15 And they cast him out of the vyneyarde and kylled him. Now what shall the Lorde of the vyneyarde do vnto them? Luke 20:16 He will come and destroye those fermers and will let out his vyneyarde to other. When they hearde that they sayde: God forbyd. Luke 20:17 And he behelde them and sayde: what meaneth this then yt is wrytten: The stone that the bylders refused the same is made ye heed corner stone? Luke 20:18 whosoever stomble at that stone shalbe broken: but on whosoever it faul vpon it wyll grynde him to powder.
Of giving tribute to Caesar.
Luke 20:19 And the hye Prestes and the Scribes the same howre went about to laye hondes on him but they feared the people. For they perceaved that he had spoken this similitude agaynst them. Luke 20:20 And they watched him and sent forth spies which shuld fayne them selves perfecte to take him in his wordes and to delyvre him vnto the power and auctorite of the debite. Luke 20:21 And they axed him sayinge: Master we knowe that thou sayest and teachest ryght nother cosiderest thou eny manes degre but teachest the waye of God truly. Luke 20:22 Ys it laufull for vs to geve Cesar tribute or no? Luke 20:23 He perceaved their craftynes and sayde vnto them: why tept ye me? Luke 20:24 Shewe me a peny. Whose ymage and superscripcio hath it? They answered and sayde: Cesars. Luke 20:25 And he sayde vnto them: Geve then vnto Cesar that which belongeth vnto Cesar: and to God that which pertayneth to God. Luke 20:26 And they coulde not reprove his sayinge before the people. But they marvayled at his answer and helde their peace.
He convinceth the Sadducees that denied the resurrection.
Luke 20:27 Then came to him certayne of the Saduces which denye that ther is eny resurreccio. And they axed him Luke 20:28 sayinge: Master Moses wrote vnto vs if eny mannes brother dye havinge a wyfe and the same dye with out yssue: that then his brother shuld take his wyfe and reyse vp seede vnto his brother. Luke 20:29 Ther were seven brethren and the fyrste toke a wyfe and dyed with out children. Luke 20:30 And the seconde toke the wyfe and he dyed chyldlesse. Luke 20:31 And the thyrde toke her and in lyke wyse the resydue of the seven and leeft no chyldren be hynde them and dyed. Luke 20:32 Last of all the woma dyed also. Luke 20:33 Now at the resurreccio whose wyfe of them shall she be? For seven had her to wyfe. Luke 20:34 Iesus answered and sayde vnto them. The chyldre of this worlde mary wyves and are maryed Luke 20:35 but they which shalbe made worthy to enioye that worlde and the resurreccion from deeth nether mary wyves nether are maryed Luke 20:36 nor yet can dye eny moare. For they are equall vnto the angels: and are the sonnes of God in as moche as they are the chyldre of the resurreccion. Luke 20:37 And that the deed shall ryse agayne even Moses signified besydes the busshe when he sayde: the Lorde God of Adraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Iacob. Luke 20:38 For he is not the God of the deed but of them which live. For all live in him.
Luke 20:39 Then certayne of the Pharises answered and sayde: Master thou hast well sayde. Luke 20:40 And after that durst they not axe him eny question at all.
How Christ is the son of David.
Luke 20:41 Then sayde he vnto them: how saye they that Christ is Davids sonne? Luke 20:42 And David him selfe sayth in the boke of the Psalmes: The Lorde sayde vnto my Lorde syt on my right honde Luke 20:43 tyll I make thine enemys thy fothe stole. Luke 20:44 Seinge David calleth him Lorde: How 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 sayde vnto his disciples Luke 20:46 beware of the Scribes which desyre to goo in longe clothinge: and love gretynges in the markets and the hyest seates in the synagoges and chefe roumes at feastes Luke 20:47 which devoure widdowes houses and that vnder a coloure of longe prayinge: the same shall receave greater damnacion.