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Luke 20 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

20 And it was done in one of the days, when he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the princes of priests and [the] scribes came together with the elder men;

and they said to him, [saying,] Say to us, in what power thou doest these things, or who is he that gave to thee this power?

And Jesus answered, and said to them, And I shall ask you one word; answer ye to me. [Forsooth Jesus answering said to them, I shall ask you one word; answer ye to me.]

Was the baptism of John of heaven, or of men?

And they thought within themselves, saying, For if we [shall] say, Of heaven, he shall say, Why then believe ye not to him?

and if we say, Of men, all the people shall stone us; for they be certain, that John is a prophet.

And they answered, that they knew not, of whence it was.

And Jesus said to them, Neither I say to you, in what power I do these things.

And he began to say to the people this parable. A man planted a vineyard [Some man planted a vineyard], and hired it to tillers; and he was gone in pilgrimage long time.

10 And in the time of gathering of grapes, he sent a servant to the tillers, that they should give to him of the fruit of the vineyard; which beat him, and let him go void.

11 And he thought yet to send another servant; and [also] they beat this, and tormented him sore, and let him go void.

12 And he thought yet to send the third, and him also they wounded, and casted [cast] him out.

13 And the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I shall send my dear-worthy son; peradventure, when they see him, they shall dread [they shall be ashamed].

14 And when the tillers saw him, they thought within themselves, and said [saying], This is the heir, slay we him, that the heritage be [made] ours.

15 And they casted [cast] him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What shall then the lord of the vineyard do to them [What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do to them]?

16 He shall come, and destroy these tillers [and lose these tillers], and [he shall] give the vineyard to others. And when this thing was heard, they said to him, God forbid [Far be it].

17 But he beheld them, and said, What then is this that is written, The stone which men building reproved, this is made into the head of the corner?

18 Each that shall fall on that stone, shall be bruised, but on whom it shall fall, it shall break him all to pieces.[a]

19 And the princes of priests, and [the] scribes, sought to lay on him hands in that hour [sought to lay hands on him in that hour], and they dreaded the people; for they knew that to them he said this likeness.

20 And they espied, and sent spies, that feigned them[selves] just [which feigned themselves just], that they should take him in word, and betake him to the power of the prince, and to the power of the justice.

21 And they asked him, and said, Master, we know, that rightly thou sayest and teachest [And they asked him, saying, Master, we know, that thou sayest and teachest rightly]; and thou takest not the person of man, but thou teachest in truth the way of God.

22 Is it leaveful to us to give tribute to the emperor, or nay? [Is it leaveful to us for to give tribute to Caesar, or nay?]

23 And he beheld the deceit of them, and said to them, What tempt ye me?

24 Show ye to me a penny; whose image and superscription hath it? They answered, and said to him, The emperor's [They answering said to him, Caesar's].

25 And he said to them, Yield ye therefore to the emperor those things that be the emperor's [Yield ye therefore to Caesar those things that be Caesar's], and those things that be of God, to God.

26 And they might not reprove his word before the people; and they wondered in his answer, and held peace.

27 Some of the Sadducees, that denied the again-rising from death to life [that deny resurrection for to be], came, and asked him,

28 and said, Master, Moses wrote to us, if the brother of any man have a wife, and he be dead, and he was without heirs [saying, Master, Moses wrote to us, if the brother of any man having a wife died, and he was without free children], that his brother take his wife, and raise seed to his brother.

29 And so there were seven brethren. The first took a wife, and is dead without heirs; [There were therefore seven brethren. The first took a wife, and is dead, without free children;]

30 and the brother following took her [and the second took her], and he is dead without son;

31 and the third took her; also and all seven, and they left not seed [and left no seed], but be dead;

32 and the last of all the woman is dead. [the last of all and the woman is dead.]

33 Therefore in the rising again, whose wife of them shall she be? for seven had her to wife.

34 And Jesus said to them, Sons of this world wed, and be given to weddings;

35 but they that shall be had worthy of that world, and of the rising again from death [forsooth they that shall be worthy to that world, and rising again from dead men], neither be wedded, nor wed wives,

36 neither they shall be able to die more; for they be even with angels, and be the sons of God, since they be the sons of the rising again from death [since they be the sons of rising again].

37 And that dead men rise again, also Moses showed beside the bush, as he saith, The Lord God of Abraham, and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob.

38 And God is not of dead men [Forsooth God is not of dead men], but of living men; for all men live to him.

39 And some of the scribes answering, said, Master, thou hast well-said.

40 And they durst no more ask him any thing.

41 But he said to them, How say men, Christ to be the son of David [How say men, that Christ is the son of David],

42 and David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right half,

43 till I put thine enemies a stool of thy feet?

44 Therefore David calleth him Lord, and how is he his son?

45 And in hearing of all the people, he said to his disciples,

46 Be ye ware of the scribes, that will wander in stoles, and love salutations in the market [and love salutations in the markets], and the first chairs in the synagogues, and the first sitting places in [the] feasts;

47 that devour the houses of widows, and feign long praying; these shall take the more damnation. [which devour the houses of widows, feigning long prayer; these shall take more damnation.]

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 20:18 Each that shall fall upon that stone, shall be scattered, or broken; forsooth on whom it shall fall, it shall break him into small parts.

Luke 20 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

They ask Christ one question, and he asks them another. The parable of the vineyard. Of tribute to be given to Caesar, and how Christ stops the mouths of the Sadducees.

20 And it happened in one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, the high priests and the scribes came with the elders and spoke to him, saying, Tell us by what authority you do these things. Or who is it that gave you this authority? He answered and said to them, I also will ask you a question, and answer me. The baptism of John: was it from heaven, or of men?

And they thought within themselves, saying, If we say from heaven, he will say, Why then did you not believe him? But if we say of men, all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John is a prophet. And they answered that they did not know where it was from.

And Jesus said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Then he began and put forth to the people this similitude: A certain man planted a vineyard and let it out to farmers, and went himself into a far country for a great season. 10 And when the time came, he sent a servant to his tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruits of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 11 And again he sent yet another servant. And they beat him and grievously used him also, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 Moreover he sent a third too, and him they wounded and cast out.

13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my dear son; him perhaps they will respect, when they see him. 14 But when the farmers saw him, they thought in themselves, saying, This is the heir; come, let us kill him so that the inheritance can be ours. 15 And they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. Now, what will the lord of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy these farmers, and will let out his vineyard to others.

When they heard that, they said, God forbid!

17 And he looked upon them and said, What then does this mean that is written: The stone that the builders refused, the same is made the head cornerstone; 18 whosoever stumbles at that stone will be broken, but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder?

19 And the high priests and the scribes in that same hour went about to lay hands on him, but they feared the people. For they perceived that he had spoken this similitude against them.

20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies who would pretend to be sincere, to take him in his words, and to deliver him to the power and authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that you say and teach right, and do not consider any man’s degree, but teach the way of God truly. 22 Is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Caesar, or no?

23 He perceived their craftiness and said to them, Why do you bait me? 24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and superscription does it have?

They answered and said, Caesar’s.

25 And he said to them, Give then to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar, and to God that which belongs to God.

26 And they could not reprove his saying before the people. But they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

27 Then there came to him certain of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection. 28 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if any man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no issue, then his brother should take his wife and raise up seed for his brother. 29 There were seven brethren, and the first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second took the wife, but he died childless. 31 And the third took her, and so on likewise the rest of the seven, leaving no children behind them, and died. 32 Last of all, the woman died also. 33 Now at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the brothers? For seven had her as wife.

34 Jesus answered and said to them, The children of this world marry and are married, 35 but those who will be made worthy to enjoy that world, and the resurrection from death, neither marry, nor are married, 36 nor yet can die any more. For they are like the angels, and are the sons of God, inasmuch as they are the children of the resurrection. 37 And that the dead shall rise again, even Moses signified in his account of the bush, when he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living. For all live in him.

39 Then certain of the Pharisees answered and said, Teacher, you have well said. 40 And after that they dared not ask him any question at all.

41 Then he said to them, How is it they say that Christ is David’s son? 42 And David himself says in the book of the Psalms, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, 43 till I make your enemies your footstool. 44 Seeing David calls him Lord, how is he then his son?

45 Then, in the hearing of all the people, Jesus said to his disciples, 46 Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long clothing, and love greetings in the markets, the highest seats in the synagogues, and the places of honour at feasts; 47 who devour widows’ houses, and that under a colour of long praying. The same shall receive greater damnation.

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Luke 20 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

20 4 From whence John’s Baptism was. 9 The wickedness of the Priests is noted by the parable of the vineyard and the husbandmen. 21 To give tribute to Caesar. 27 He convinceth the Sadducees denying the resurrection. 41 How Christ is the son of David.

And [a]it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the Temple, and preached the Gospel, the high Priests and the Scribes came upon him, with the Elders,

And spake unto him, saying, Tell us by what authority thou doest these things, or who is he that hath given thee this authority?

And he answered, and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing: tell me therefore:

The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

And they reasoned within themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

But if we shall say, Of men, all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a Prophet.

Therefore they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

Then Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you, by what authority I do these things.

[b]Then began he to speak to the people this parable, A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen: and went into a strange country, for a great time.

10 And at the time convenient he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen did beat him, and sent him away empty.

11 Again he sent yet another servant: and they did beat him, and foul entreated him, and sent him away empty.

12 Moreover he sent the third, and him they wounded, and cast out.

13 Then said the Lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be that they will do reverence when they see him.

14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned with themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.

15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What shall the Lord of the vineyard therefore do unto them?

16 He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give out his vineyard to others. But when they heard it, they said, God forbid.

17 ¶ And he beheld them, and said, What meaneth this then that is written, The stone that the builders refused, that is made the head of the corner?

18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone, shall be broken: and on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

19 Then the high Priests, and the Scribes the same hour went about to lay hands on him (but they feared the people) for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

20 [c]And they [d]watched him, and sent forth [e]spies, which should feign themselves just men [f]to take him in his talk, and to deliver him unto the power and [g]authority of the governor.

21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest, and teachest right, neither dost thou accept [h]any man’s person, but teachest the way of God truly.

22 Is it lawful for us to give Caesar tribute or no?

23 But he perceived their [i]craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?

24 Show me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered, and said, Caesars.

25 Then he said unto them, Give then unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and to God those which are God’s.

26 And they could not reprove his saying before the people: but they marveled at his answer, and held their peace.

27 [j]Then came to him certain of the Sadducees (which deny that there is any resurrection) and they asked him,

28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man’s brother die having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

29 Now there were seven brethren, and the first took a wife, and he died without children.

30 And the second took the wife, and he died childless.

31 Then the third took her: and so likewise the seven died, and left no children.

32 And last of all, the woman died also.

33 Therefore at the resurrection, whose wife of them shall she be? for seven had her to wife.

34 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, The [k]children of this world marry wives, and are married.

35 But they which shall be counted worthy to enjoy that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry wives, neither are married.

36 For they can die no more, forasmuch as they are equal unto the Angels, and are the sons of God, since they are the [l]children of the resurrection.

37 And that the dead shall rise again, even Moses showed it besides the bush, when he said, The Lord is the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

38 For he is not the God of the dead, but of them which live: for all [m]live unto him.

39 Then certain of the Scribes answered, and said, Master, thou hast well said.

40 And after that, durst they not ask him anything at all.

41 [n]Then said he unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son?

42 And David himself saith in the book of the Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit at my right hand,

43 Till I shall make thine enemies thy footstool.

44 Seeing David called him Lord, how is he then his son?

45 ¶ Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples,

46 [o]Beware of the Scribes, which willingly go in long robes, and love salutations in the markets, and the highest seats in the assemblies, and the chief rooms at feasts:

47 Which devour widow’s [p]houses, and in show make long prayers: These shall receive greater damnation.

Footnotes:

  1. Luke 20:1 The Pharisees being overcome with the truth of Christ’s doctrine, move a question about his outward calling, and are overcome by the witness of their own conscience.
  2. Luke 20:9 It is no new thing to have them the chiefest enemies of Christ and his servants, which are conversant in the very Sanctuary of God’s holy place: but at length they shall not escape unpunished.
  3. Luke 20:20 The last refuge that false prophets have to destroy the true Prophets, is to lay sedition, and treason to their charge.
  4. Luke 20:20 A fit time to take him in.
  5. Luke 20:20 Whom they had deceitfully hired.
  6. Luke 20:20 That they might take some hold in his talk and thereby forge some false accusation against him.
  7. Luke 20:20 To put him to death.
  8. Luke 20:21 Thou are not moved by favor of any: and by person he meaneth outward circumstances, which if a man have respect unto, he will not judge alike of them that are indeed alike.
  9. Luke 20:23 Craftiness is a certain diligence and witness to do evil, gotten by much use and great practice in matters.
  10. Luke 20:27 The resurrection of the flesh is avouched against the Sadducees.
  11. Luke 20:34 They are called here in this place, the children of this world, which live in this world: and not they, that wholly are given to the world, as before Luke 16:8, which are contrary to the children of light.
  12. Luke 20:36 That is, men partakers of the resurrection, for as we say truly, that they shall live indeed, which shall enjoy everlasting bliss, so do they rise indeed, which rise to life, though if this word resurrection, be taken generally, it belongeth also to the wicked which shall rise to condemnation, which is not properly life, but death.
  13. Luke 20:38 That is, before him: a notable saying, the godly do not die, though they die here on earth.
  14. Luke 20:41 Christ is so the son of David according to the flesh, that he is also his Lord (because he is the everlasting son of God) according to the spirit.
  15. Luke 20:46 We must avoid the example of the ambitious and covetous pastors.
  16. Luke 20:47 This is spoken by the figure Metonymy, houses, for the goods and substance.
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Luke 20 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

20 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 came upon him with the elders, and spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. 10 And at the season 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. 11 And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out. 13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. 14 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. 15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? 16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. 17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them. 20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly: 22 is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Cæsar, or no? 23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? 24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Cæsar’s. 25 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which be Cæsar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s. 26 And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him, 28 saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. 31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. 32 Last of all the woman died also. 33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife. 34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. 37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said. 40 And after that they durst not ask him any question at all. 41 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son? 42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43 till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

45 Then in the audience of all the people he said unto his disciples, 46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; 47 which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

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