And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes [experts in the law WU] and the chief [leading men] of the people sought to destroy him, LK 19:47 And could not find what they might do [a way to do it WU]: for all the people were very attentive to hear him [hung on his words WU]. LK 19:48
And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes [experts in the law WU] came upon him with the elders, LK 20:1 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? LK 20:2 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: LK 20:3 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of [from] men? LK 20:4 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? LK 20:5 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. LK 20:6 And they answered, that they could not tell whence [where] it was [from]. LK 20:7 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. LK 20:8
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let [rented] it forth to husbandmen [some farmers], and went into a far country for a long time. LK 20:9 And at the season [harvest time WU] he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty[-handed WU]. LK 20:10 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. LK 20:11 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. LK 20:12 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence [respect] him when they see him. LK 20:13 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. LK 20:14 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? LK 20:15 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid [may this never happen WU]. LK 20:16 And he beheld [looked at] them, and said, What is [the meaning of WU] this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner [cornerstone]? LK 20:17 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder [crush to dust]. LK 20:18
And the chief priests and the scribes [experts in the law] the same hour sought to lay hands on [arrest WU] him; and [but] they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them. LK 20:19
And they watched him [Jesus WU], and sent forth spies, which should feign [pretended] themselves just [righteous] men, that they might take hold of his words [trap him in something he said], that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. LK 20:20 And they asked him, saying, Master [Teacher], we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any [aren't partial to anyone], but teachest the way of God truly: LK 20:21 Is it lawful for us to give tribute [pay taxes] unto Caesar, or no? LK 20:22 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt [test] ye me? LK 20:23 Shew me a penny. Whose image [portrait WU] and superscription [inscription] hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's. LK 20:24 And he said unto them, Render [give] therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's. LK 20:25 And they could not take hold of [trap him in] his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace [were silent]. LK 20:26 JESUS Teacher
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