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Luke 20 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jesus’ Authority Questioned

(Mat 21:23–27; Mar 11:27–33 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:1 - On one of the days while He was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders confronted Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:2 - and they declared, saying to Him, “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things, or who is the one who gave You this authority?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:3 - But He replied to them, “I will also ask you a [fn]question, and you tell Me:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:4 - “Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:5 - They discussed among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:6 - “But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us to death, since they are convinced that John was a prophet.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:7 - And so they answered that they did not know where it came from.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:8 - And Jesus said to them, “Neither am I telling you by what authority I do these things.”

Parable of the Vine-growers

(Mat 21:33–46; Mar 12:1–12 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:9 - But He began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and leased it to [fn]vine-growers, and went on a journey for a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:10 - “At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, so that they would give him his share of the produce of the vineyard; but the vine-growers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:11 - “And he proceeded to send another slave; but they beat him also and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:12 - “And he proceeded to send a third; but this one too they wounded and threw out.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:13 - “Now the [fn]owner of the vineyard said, ‘What am I to do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:14 - “But when the vine-growers saw him, they discussed with one another, saying, ‘This is the heir; let’s kill him so that the inheritance will be ours.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:15 - “And so they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What, then, will the [fn]owner of the vineyard do to them?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:16 - “He will come and put these vine-growers to death, and will give the vineyard to others.” However, when they heard this, they said, “May it never happen!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:17 - But [fn]Jesus looked at them and said, “Then what is this statement that has been written:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:18 - “Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; but on whomever it falls, it will crush him.”

Paying Taxes to Caesar

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:19 - The scribes and the chief priests tried to lay hands on Him that very hour, and yet they feared the people; for they were aware that He had spoken this parable against them.
(Mat 22:15–22; Mar 12:13–17 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:20 - And so they watched Him [fn]closely, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, in order that they might catch Him in some statement, so that they could hand Him over to the jurisdiction and authority of the governor.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:21 - And the spies questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You speak and teach correctly, and You [fn]are not partial to anyone, but You teach the way of God on the basis of truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:22 - “Is it [fn]permissible for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:23 - But He saw through their trickery and said to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:24 - “Show Me a [fn]denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:25 - And He said to them, “Then pay to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:26 - And they were unable to catch Him in a statement in the presence of the people; and they were amazed at His answer, and said nothing.

Is There a Resurrection?

(Mat 22:23–33; Mar 12:18–27 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:27 - Now some of the Sadducees (who maintain that there is no resurrection) came to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:28 - and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if [fn]a man’s brother dies, [fn]leaving a wife, and he is childless, that his brother is to [fn]marry the wife and raise up children [fn]for his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:29 - “So then, there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:30 - and the second
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:31 - and the third [fn]married her; and in the same way [fn]all seven [fn]died, leaving no children.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:32 - “Finally the woman also died.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:33 - “Therefore, in the resurrection, [fn]which one’s wife does the woman become? For [fn]all seven [fn]married her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:34 - Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and the women are given in marriage,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:35 - but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:36 - for they cannot even die anymore, for they are like angels, and are sons of God, being [fn]sons of the resurrection.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:37 - “But as for the fact that the dead are raised, even Moses revealed this in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:38 - “Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:39 - Some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:40 - For they did not have the courage to question Him any longer about anything.
(Mat 22:41–46; Mar 12:35–37 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:41 - But He said to them, “How is it that they say the [fn]Christ is David’s son?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:42 - “For David himself says in the book of Psalms,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:44 - “Therefore David calls Him ‘Lord,’ and so how is He his son?”
(Mat 23:1–7; Mar 12:38–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:45 - And while all the people were listening, He said to the disciples,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:46 - “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love personal greetings in the marketplaces, and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 20:47 - who [fn]devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers. These will receive all the more condemnation.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit word
Or tenant farmers, also vv 10, 14, 16
Lit lord
Lit lord
Lit He
Lit head of the corner
Or maliciously
Lit do not receive a face
I.e., by Jewish law and tradition
The denarius was a day’s wages for a laborer
Lit someone’s brother
Lit having
Lit take
I.e., as his brother’s heir
Lit took
Lit the seven also
Lit left no children, and died
Lit of which of them
Lit the seven
Lit had her as wife
I.e., participants in
I.e., Messiah
I.e., misappropriate their property

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