But when the vine-growers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, This is the heir; let us kill him so that the inheritance will be ours. 15
So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16
He will come and destroy these vine-growers and will give the vineyard to others. When they heard it, they said, May it never be!
17But Jesus looked at them and said, What then is this that is written:
THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED,
THIS BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone?
18Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will scatter him like dust.
Tribute to Caesar
19The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and they feared the people; for they understood that He spoke this parable against them. 20So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could deliver Him to the rule and the authority of the governor. 21They questioned Him, saying, Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. 22Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? 23But He detected their trickery and said to them, 24Show Me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have? They said, Caesars. 25And He said to them, Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are Gods. 26And they were unable to catch Him in a saying in the presence of the people; and being amazed at His answer, they became silent.
Is There a Resurrection?
27Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection), 28and they questioned Him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MANS BROTHER DIES, having a wife, AND HE IS CHILDLESS, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER. 29Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless; 30and the second 31and the third married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. 32Finally the woman died also. 33In the resurrection therefore, which ones wife will she be? For all seven had married her.
34Jesus said to them, The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB. 38Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live to Him. 39Some of the scribes answered and said, Teacher, You have spoken well. 40For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything.
41Then He said to them, How is it that they say the Christ is Davids son?
42For David himself says in the book of Psalms,
THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD,
SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND,
43UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET.
44Therefore David calls Him Lord, and how is He his son?
45And while all the people were listening, He said to the disciples, 46Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love respectful greetings in the market places, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets, 47who devour widows houses, and for appearances sake offer long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.
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