Luke Chapter 20

Luke 20

1And 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,

2And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

3And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

4The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

6But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

7And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

8And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

9Then 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.

10And 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.

11And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.

12And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.

13Then 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.

14But 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.

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

16He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.

17And 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?

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

19And 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.

20And 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.

21And 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:

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

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

24Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar’s.

25And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.

26And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

27Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,

28Saying, 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.

29There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.

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

31And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.

32Last of all the woman died also.

33Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.

34And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:

35But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

37Now 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.

38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

39Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.

40And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

41And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David’s son?

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

43Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

44David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

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

46Beware 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;

47Which devour widows’ houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

22 thoughts on “Luke Chapter 20

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  2. ANY QUESTIONS?

    40 And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

    Jesus spoke TRUTH and left those questioning him no room to question. There is no need to be defensive over TRUTH; simply speak TRUTH and silence the questions. Often we feel tempted to defend our Faith or Belief in a certain area. However all that is really required is to speak the TRUTH. Jesus simply reminded the scribes what Moses said and they were silenced.

    Much like the answer Jesus sent to John while he was preparing to die in prison; Jesus sent TRUTH, the blind see, the deaf hear and miracles. An answer of TRUTH (WORD of GOD) will always silence the questions.

    BE Church

    Speak and Live TRUTH and we will answer any question.

  3. 19And 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.20And 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.

    Your enemys will always send spies out to try to get some sort of “dirt” on you. This is one reason why as christians we act like christians and not like the world. Be what you say you are.

  4. CEV v 37″ Moses clearly shows that people will live again”
    CEV: The Lord is the God worshipped by Abraham Isaac, and Jacob and if GOD is worshiped by these three, they must be alive because
    HE IS THE GOD OF THE LIVING.
    Jn.11:25 ” I AM THE RESSURRECTION,ANDTHE LIFE.

    PRAISE GOD!! No more death wreaths on our doors, no more teardrops. A place where grief is not welcome, and our hearts will never break any- more.
    Death has no victory.
    Those that don’t believe in the RESSURRECTION will
    be disappointed.

  5. Vs. 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?” This scripture made me think of two other scripture passages.

    1 Peter 2:5-8 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.”

    Eph. 2:19-22 “Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed togehter groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”

    Jesus Christ is the Chief Corner Stone on which to build our lives.

  6. I ask lord that our lomg prayers would not hit deaf ears and be in vain. we need to dress coservatively as honest men and not ashamed of our own reflecion in the mirror.Not to colorful or flashy.Sometimes newcomers become blinded by the way we drees as get distracted from the word we want to present

  7. 36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

    No pain or tears when we get to heaven. Thank you Jesus!!

  8. 35But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

    36Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection

    We have such a great inheritance by being a child of God AND that He desires us to be there! When God is for us, who can be against us? If a linebacker on a football team said it’s not my will that you get past me…I would have a very hard time trying to get past that giant of a man! And if God says it’s not my will that any should perish, but all come to repentence…we will have an even harder time with trying to bypass God’s will for our life! So, let your will be done Lord in the lives of souls in the region of Fort Worth!

  9. 18Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

    Anyone who goes against the stone will be destroyed.

    2. He referred them to the scripture: “What is this then that is written? How can you escape the judgment of God, when you cannot prevent the exaltation of him whom you despise and reject? The word of God hath said it, that the stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner.” The Lord Jesus will be exalted to the Father’s right hand. He has all judgment and all power committed to him; he is the corner-stone and top-stone of the church, and, if so, his enemies can expect no other than to be destroyed. Even those that slight him, that stumble at him, and are offended in him, shall be broken – it will be their ruin; but as to those that not only reject him, but hate and persecute him, as the Jews did, he will fall upon them and crush them to pieces-will grind them to powder. The condemnation of spiteful persecutors will be much sorer than that of careless unbelievers.
    (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary

  10. 35But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead…

    We must be counted worthy to be able to receive what Jesus has prepared for us.

  11. Verse 26 in the Message Version reads…..”Try as they might, they couldn’t trap him into saying anything incriminating. His answer caught them off guard and left them speechless.” God’s answer is always alot better than our answer.

  12. 38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

    He is holds everlasting life. In him do I trust.

  13. Beware of the Spirit of a Scribe… looking right, getting the respect and greetings of others as a respected personality in the church, getting special seating in church services, praying long, eloquent, educated, loud, self-exalting prayers. This type of spirit will receive greater damnation. Jesus warned of this to his disciples in front of the very people he was speaking of.

    The difference between a scribe and a disciple is that one thinks that they have obtained righteousness and the other knows that there is only one righteous.

  14. 38For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

    39Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.

    40And after that they durst not ask him any question at all.

    How many questions do (we) people have to ask before the fullness of God is true to us? His Word is living and full of life! What foolishness it is to question the one who created the heavens and the earth and breathe the breath of life into a soul so that we could live and know of his goodness. I choose to serve God!

  15. V36 “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.”

    The question is, after this life passes do we want to be equal with the angels in heaven or “equal with the angels” in hell? Hell is for the devil and his angels, yet sin made that our eternal home address too. Will we accept Jesus’ offer to switch families, switch houses, switch addresses, switch destinies?

  16. This chapter is one of sadness. Why is it the world wanted to condemn Christ then just as they want to now, because the world thinks they are correct in their own carnal minds. Jesus gave examples of how to avoid trickery and deceit, which is the Word. Therefore if we Be-Church with the Word, we will also be able to defeat the trickery and deceit. He that hath an ear let them hear the Word; thank God for men that preach truth. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  17. It is amazing how Jesus rarely answered a question put forth by the scribes and pharisees straight out, but instead asked them a question in return and always wonfounded them.

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