Luke 20 ©
Christ silenceth those who questioned his authority. The parable of the vineyard let out to wicked husbandmen. The chief priests and scribes seek matter against him: his reply to their insidious question concerning paying tribute to Caesar. He proveth the Sadducees completely wrong concerning the resurrection: he offereth an unanswerable proposition concerning a difficulty relating to the character of Christ: he warneth his disciples against the ambition and hypocrisy of the scribes.
Then began he to speak to the people this parable; kA certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to lhusbandmen, and went into ma far country for a long time.
And at the season he nsent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the ofruit of the vineyard: pbut the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent another servant: and they beat him also, and *entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.
And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.
But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is rthe heir: come, slet us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.
zAnd they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so athey might deliver him unto the power and authority of bthe governor.
There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.
And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
Last of all the woman died also.
Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
¶Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, thou hast well said.
Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.