18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and the one on whom it falls—it will crush him!” 19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay their[a] hands on him at that same hour, and they were afraid of the people, for they knew that he had told this parable with reference to them.

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20 And they watched him[b] closely and[c] sent spies who pretended they were upright, in order that they could catch him in a statement, so that they could hand him over to the authority and the jurisdiction of the governor.

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  1. Luke 20:19 Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun
  2. Luke 20:20 Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
  3. Luke 20:20 Here “and” is supplied because the previous participle (“watched closely”) has been translated as a finite verb