Luke 20
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1AND it came to pass on one of the days, while he was teaching the people and preaching in the temple, the high priests and the scribes with the elders rose up against him. 2And they said to him, Tell us by what authority you do these things, and who gave you this authority? 3Jesus answered and said to them, I will also ask you a word, and you tell me; 4The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? 5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we should say from heaven, he will say to us, Why then did you not believe him? 6And if we should say from men, all the people will stone us; for they regard John as a prophet. 7So they said to him, We do not know whence it is. 8Jesus said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

9And he began to say this parable to the people, A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to laborers, and went on a journey for a long time. 10And at the season he sent his servant to the laborers to give him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the laborers beat him and sent him back empty. 11And again he sent another of his servants; but they beat him also, and treated him shamefully, and sent him back empty. 12And again he sent the third one; but they wounded him also, and threw him outside. 13Then the owner of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will see him and feel ashamed. 14But when the laborers saw him, they reasoned with themselves, saying, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours. 15So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16He will come and destroy those laborers, and give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, This will never happen.

17But he looked at them and said, What is it that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same became the cornerstone?

18Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; and on whomever it falls it will scatter him.

19The high priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him that very hour; but they were afraid of the people; for they knew that he had spoken this parable against them. 20So they sent spies disguised as righteous men, to ensnare him by a word, and to deliver him to the judge, and then to the authority of the governor. 21So they asked him, and said to him, Teacher, we know that you speak and teach truthfully, and you do not discriminate be- tween men, but you teach the way of God justly. 22Is it lawful for us to pay head-tax to Caesar or not? 23But he understood their craftiness and said, Why do you tempt me? 24Show me a penny. Whose image and inscription are on it? They said, Caesar’s. 25Jesus said to them, Give therefore to Caesar that which is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. 26And they were not able to get a word from him before the people; and they were amazed at his answer, and kept silence.

27Then came to him some of the men of the Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, 28Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if a man’s brother should die, and has a wife without children, let his brother take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 29Now there were seven brothers; the first married and died without children. 30The second married his wife, and he died without children. 31And the third one married her again; and likewise the seven of them; and they died leaving no children. 32And at last the woman also died. 33Therefore at the resurrection to which one of them will she be a wife? for seven of them married her.

34Jesus said to them, The sons of this world marry women, and women are given to men in marriage. 35But those who are worthy of the other world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither take women in marriage nor are women given in marriage to men. 36For they cannot die again, because they are like angels; and they are sons of God, because they are sons of the resurrection. 37Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, even Moses pointed out; for he referred to it at the Bush when he said, The Lord God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38God is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to him. 39And some of the men of the scribes answered and said to him, Teacher, you have well said. 40And they did not dare again to question him concerning anything.

41And he said to them, How can the scribes say concerning the Christ, that he is son of David?

42And yet David said in the book of Psalms, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand,

43Until I put down your enemies under your feet. 44If, therefore David calls him my Lord, how then can he be his son?

45And while all the people were listening, he said to his disciples, 46Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and love to be greeted in the streets, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the high places at the banquets; 47Those who embezzle the property of widows with the pretence that they make long prayers; they will receive a greater judgment.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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