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(Matt 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33)
20:1 And it came to pass, [that] on one of those days, as he taught the people in Beit HaMikdash, and proclaimed the Good News, the Rashei haKohanim and the Sofrim (Torah-teachers) came upon [him] with the Ziknei,
20:2 And spake to Him, saying:
Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things?
or who is he that gave thee this authority?
20:3 And Yehoshua (יהושע) answered and said to them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:
20:4 The immersion of Yochanan, was it from shamayim, or of men?
20:5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From shamayim; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?
20:6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that Yochanan was a Navi.
20:7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence [it was].
20:8 And Yehoshua (יהושע) said to them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
20:9 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.
20:10 And at the season he sent a eved to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent [him] away empty.
20:11 And again he sent another eved: and they beat him also, and entreated [him] shamefully, and sent [him] away empty.
20:12 And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast [him] out.
20:13 Then said the master of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence [him] when they see him.
20:14 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.
20:15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed [him]. What therefore shall the master of the vineyard do to them?
20:16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard [it], they said, Chalilah (Far be it).
20:17 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?
20:18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
20:19 And the Rashei haKohanim and the Sofrim (Torah-teachers) 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.
20:20 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 to the power and authority of the governor.
20:21 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 Elohim truly:
20:22 Is it permissive for us to give tribute to Kaisar, or no?
20:23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, Why tempt ye me?
20:24 Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription has it? They answered and said, Kaisar's.
20:25 And he said to them, Render therefore to Kaisar the things which be Kaisar's, and to Elohim the things which be Elohim's.
20:26 And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their shalom.
20:27 Then came to [him] certain of the Tzedukim, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
20:28 Saying, Master, Mosheh wrote to 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 to his brother.
20:29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.
20:30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
20:31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
20:32 Last of all the woman died also.
20:33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
20:34 And Yehoshua (יהושע) answering said to them, benai this world marry, and are given in marriage:
20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal to the malakhim; and are benai Elohim, being benai the resurrection.
20:37 Now that the dead are raised, even Mosheh shewed at the bush, when he calleth Adonay Elohei Avraham, ve Elohei Yitzchak, ve Elohei Yaakov.
20:38 For he is not a Elohim of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him.
20:39 Then certain of the Sofrim (Torah-teachers) answering said, Master, thou hast well said.
20:40 For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything.
20:41 And he said to them, How say they that Mashiach is David's son?
20:42 And David himself saith in the scroll of Tehillim, YHWH said to my Adon, Sit thou on my right hand,
20:43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
20:44 David therefore calleth him Adon, how is he then his son?
20:45 Then in the audience of all the people he said to His Talmidim,
20:46 Beware of the Sofrim (Torah-teachers), which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the Shul, and the chief rooms at feasts;
20:47 Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.
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