New International Reader's Version

Luke 20:1-47

The Authority of Jesus Is Questioned

1One day Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courtyard. He was announcing the good news to them. The chief priests and the teachers of the law came up to him. The elders came with them. 2“Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they all said. “Who gave you this authority?”

3Jesus replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me, 4was John’s baptism from heaven? Or did it come from people?”

5They talked to one another about it. They said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ 6But if we say, ‘From people,’ all the people will throw stones at us and kill us. They believe that John was a prophet.”

7So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know where John’s baptism came from.”

8Jesus said, “Then I won’t tell you by what authority I am doing these things either.”

The Story of the Renters

9Jesus went on to tell the people a story. “A man planted a vineyard,” he said. “He rented it out to some farmers. Then he went away for a long time. 10At harvest time he sent a slave to the renters. They were supposed to give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the renters beat the slave. Then they sent him away with nothing. 11So the man sent another slave. They beat that one and treated him badly. They also sent him away with nothing. 12The man sent a third slave. The renters wounded him and threw him out.

13“Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What should I do? I have a son, and I love him. I will send him. Maybe they will respect him.’

14“But when the renters saw the son, they talked the matter over. ‘This is the one who will receive all the owner’s property someday,’ they said. ‘Let’s kill him. Then everything will be ours.’ 15So they threw him out of the vineyard. And they killed him.

“What will the owner of the vineyard do to the renters? 16He will come and kill them. He will give the vineyard to others.”

When the people heard this, they said, “We hope this never happens!”

17Jesus looked right at them and said, “Here is something I want you to explain the meaning of. It is written,

“ ‘The stone the builders didn’t accept

has become the most important stone of all.’ (Psalm 118:22)

18Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces. But the stone will crush anyone it falls on.”

19The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest Jesus at once. They knew he had told that story against them. But they were afraid of the people.

Is It Right to Pay the Royal Tax to Caesar?

20The religious leaders sent spies to keep a close watch on Jesus. The spies pretended to be sincere. They hoped they could trap Jesus with something he would say. Then they could hand him over to the power and authority of the governor. 21So the spies questioned Jesus. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you speak and teach what is right. We know you don’t favor one person over another. You teach the way of God truthfully. 22Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

23Jesus saw they were trying to trick him. So he said to them, 24“Show me a silver coin. Whose picture and words are on it?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

25He said to them, “Then give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. And give back to God what belongs to God.”

26They were not able to trap him with what he had said there in front of all the people. Amazed by his answer, they became silent.

Marriage When the Dead Rise

27The Sadducees do not believe that people rise from the dead. Some of them came to Jesus with a question. 28“Teacher,” they said, “Moses wrote for us about a man’s brother who dies. Suppose the brother leaves a wife but has no children. Then the man must marry the widow. He must provide children to carry on his dead brother’s name. 29There were seven brothers. The first one married a woman. He died without leaving any children. 30The second one married her. 31And then the third one married her. One after another, the seven brothers married her. They all died. None left any children. 32Finally, the woman died too. 33Now then, when the dead rise, whose wife will she be? All seven brothers were married to her.”

34Jesus replied, “People in this world get married. And their parents give them to be married. 35But it will not be like that when the dead rise. Those who are considered worthy to take part in the world to come won’t get married. And their parents won’t give them to be married. 36They can’t die anymore. They are like the angels. They are God’s children. They will be given a new form of life when the dead rise. 37Remember the story of Moses and the burning bush. Even Moses showed that the dead rise. The Lord said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.’ (Exodus 3:6) 38He is not the God of the dead. He is the God of the living. In his eyes, everyone is alive.”

39Some of the teachers of the law replied, “You have spoken well, teacher!” 40And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Whose Son Is the Messiah?

41Jesus said to them, “Why do people say that the Messiah is the son of David? 42David himself says in the Book of Psalms,

“ ‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand

43until I put your enemies

under your control.” ’ (Psalm 110:1)

44David calls him ‘Lord.’ So how can he be David’s son?”

Warning Against the Teachers of the Law

45All the people were listening. Jesus said to his disciples, 46“Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in long robes. They love to be greeted with respect in the market. They love to have the most important seats in the synagogues. They also love to have the places of honor at banquets. 47They take over the houses of widows. They say long prayers to show off. God will punish these men very much.”

Ketab El Hayat

إنجيل لوقا 20:1-47

سلطة يسوع

1وَفِيمَا كَانَ يُعَلِّمُ الشَّعْبَ فِي الْهَيْكَلِ ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ، وَيُبَشِّرُ، تَصَدَّى لَهُ رُؤَسَاءُ الْكَهَنَةِ وَالْكَتَبَةُ مَعَ الشُّيُوخِ، 2وَخَاطَبُوهُ قَائِلِينَ: «قُلْ لَنَا بِأَيَّةِ سُلْطَةٍ تَفْعَلُ مَا فَعَلْتَ؟ أَوْ مَنْ مَنَحَكَ هذِهِ السُّلْطَةَ؟» 3فَأَجَابَهُمْ يَسُوعُ قَائِلاً: «وَأَنَا أَيْضاً أَسْأَلُكُمْ أَمْراً وَاحِداً، فَأَجِيبُونِي عَنْهُ: 4أَمِنَ السَّمَاءِ كَانَتْ مَعْمُودِيَّةُ يُوحَنَّا أَمْ مِنَ النَّاسِ؟» 5فَتَشَاوَرُوا فِيمَا بَيْنَهُمْ قَائِلِينَ: «إِنْ قُلْنَا: مِنَ السَّمَاءِ، يَقُولُ: وَلِمَاذَا لَمْ تُؤْمِنُوا بِهِ؟ 6وَإِنْ قُلْنَا: مِنَ النَّاسِ، يَرْجُمُنَا الشَّعْبُ كُلُّهُ، لأَنَّهُمْ مُقْتَنِعُونَ أَنَّ يُوحَنَّا كَانَ نَبِيًّا». 7فَأَجَابُوا أَنَّهُمْ لَا يَعْرِفُونَ مِنْ أَيْنَ هِيَ. 8فَقَالَ لَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: «وَأَنَا لَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ بِأَيَّةِ سُلْطَةٍ أَفْعَلُ مَا فَعَلْتُ!»

مَثل المزارعين

9وَأَخَذَ يُكَلِّمُ الشَّعْبَ بِهَذَا الْمَثَلِ: «غَرَسَ إِنْسَانٌ كَرْماً وَسَلَّمَهُ إِلَى مُزَارِعِينَ، وَسَافَرَ مُدَّةً طَوِيلَةً. 10وَفِي مَوْسِمِ الْحَصَادِ أَرْسَلَ إِلَى الْمُزَارِعِينَ عَبْداً، لِكَيْ يُعْطُوهُ مِنْ ثَمَرِ الْكَرْمِ. وَلكِنَّ الْمُزَارِعِينَ ضَرَبُوهُ وَرَدُّوهُ فَارِغَ الْيَدَيْنِ. 11فَعَادَ وَأَرْسَلَ عَبْداً آخَرَ. إِلّا أَنَّهُمْ ضَرَبُوهُ أَيْضاً وَأَهَانُوهُ وَرَدُّوهُ فَارِغَ الْيَدَيْنِ. 12ثُمَّ عَادَ وَأَرْسَلَ عَبْداً ثَالِثاً، فَجَرَّحُوهُ وَطَرَحُوهُ خَارِجَ الْكَرْمِ. 13فَقَالَ رَبُّ الْكَرْمِ: مَاذَا أَفْعَلُ؟ سَأُرْسِلُ ابْنِي الْحَبِيبَ، لَعَلَّهُمْ يَهَابُونَهُ! 14وَلكِنْ مَا إِنْ رَآهُ الْمُزَارِعُونَ، حَتَّى تَشَاوَرُوا فِيمَا بَيْنَهُمْ قَائِلِينَ: هَذَا هُوَ الْوَرِيثُ، فَلْنَقْتُلْهُ لِيَصِيرَ الْمِيرَاثُ لَنَا. 15فَطَرَحُوهُ خَارِجَ الْكَرْمِ وَقَتَلُوهُ. فَمَاذَا إِذَنْ يَفْعَلُ رَبُّ الْكَرْمِ بِهِمْ؟ 16إِنَّهُ يَأْتِي وَيُهْلِكُ أُولئِكَ الْمُزَارِعِينَ، وَيُسَلِّمُ الْكَرْمَ إِلَى غَيْرِهِمْ».

فَلَمَّا سَمِعُوا ذلِكَ، قَالُوا «حَاشَا!» 17وَلكِنَّهُ نَظَرَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَقَالَ: «إِذَنْ مَا مَعْنَى هذِهِ الآيَةِ الْمَكْتُوبَةِ: الْحَجَرُ الَّذِي رَفَضَهُ الْبُنَاةُ، هُوَ نَفْسُهُ صَارَ حَجَرَ الزَّاوِيَةِ؟ 18مَنْ يَقَعُ عَلَى هَذَا الْحَجَرِ يَتَكَسَّرُ، وَمَنْ يَقَعُ الْحَجَرُ عَلَيْهِ يَسْحَقُهُ سَحْقاً؟» 19فَسَعَى رُؤَسَاءُ الْكَهَنَةِ وَالْكَتَبَةُ إِلَى إلْقَاءِ الْقَبْضِ عَلَيْهِ فِي تِلْكَ السَّاعَةِ عَيْنِهَا، وَلكِنَّهُمْ خَافُوا الشَّعْبَ، فَقَدْ أَدْرَكُوا أَنَّهُ عَنَاهُمْ بِهَذَا الْمَثَلِ.

دفع الجزية للقيصر

20فَجَعَلُوا يُرَاقِبُونَهُ، وَبَثُّوا حَوْلَهُ جَوَاسِيسَ يَتَظَاهَرُونَ أَنَّهُمْ أَبْرَارٌ، لِكَيْ يُمْسِكُوهُ بِكَلِمَةٍ يَقُولُهَا، فَيُسَلِّمُوهُ إِلَى قَضَاءِ الْحَاكِمِ وَسُلْطَتِهِ. 21فَقَالُوا يَسْأَلُونَهُ: «يَا مُعَلِّمُ، نَعْلَمُ أَنَّكَ تَتَكَلَّمُ وَتُعَلِّمُ بِالصِّدْقِ، فَلا تُرَاعِي مَقَامَاتِ النَّاسِ، بَلْ تُعَلِّمُ طَرِيقَ اللهِ بِالْحَقِّ: 22أَفَيَحِلُّ لَنَا أَنْ نَدْفَعَ الْجِزْيَةَ لِلْقَيْصَرِ، أَمْ لا؟» 23فَأَدْرَكَ مَكْرَهُمْ، وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: 24«أَرُونِي دِينَاراً: لِمَنِ الصُّورَةُ وَالنَّقْشُ عَلَيْهِ؟» فَأَجَابُوا: «لِلْقَيْصَرِ!» 25فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «إِذَنْ، أَعْطُوا مَا لِلْقَيْصَرِ لِلْقَيْصَرِ، وَمَا لِلهِ لِلهِ». 26فَلَمْ يَتَمَكَّنُوا مِنَ الإِيقَاعِ بِهِ أَمَامَ الشَّعْبِ بِكَلِمَةٍ يَقُولُهَا، فَسَكَتُوا مَدْهُوشِينَ مِمَّا سَمِعُوا.

القيامة والزواج

27وَتَصَدَّى لَهُ بَعْضُ الصَّدُّوقِيِّينَ الَّذِينَ يُنْكِرُونَ أَمْرَ الْقِيَامَةِ، وَسَأَلُوهُ قَائِلِينَ: 28«يَا مُعَلِّمُ، كَتَبَ لَنَا مُوسَى: إِنْ مَاتَ لأَحَدٍ أَخٌ مُتَزَوِّجٌ وَلَيْسَ لَهُ وَلَدٌ، فَعَلَى أَخِيهِ أَنْ يَتَزَوَّجَ بِأَرْمَلَتِهِ وَيُقِيمَ نَسْلاً عَلَى اسْمِ أَخِيهِ. 29فَقَدْ كَانَ هُنَاكَ سَبْعَةُ إِخْوَةٍ، اتَّخَذَ أَوَّلُهُمْ زَوْجَةً ثُمَّ مَاتَ دُونَ وَلَدٍ، 30فَتَزَوَّجَ الثَّانِي بِالأَرْمَلَةِ، 31ثُمَّ اتَّخَذَهَا الثَّالِثُ، حَتَّى تَزَوَّجَ بِها السَّبْعَةُ وَمَاتُوا دُونَ أَنْ يُخَلِّفُوا وَلَداً. 32وَمِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ جَمِيعاً مَاتَتِ الْمَرْأَةُ أَيْضاً. 33فَفِي الْقِيَامَةِ لِمَنْ مِنْهُمْ تَكُونُ الْمَرْأَةُ زَوْجَةً، فَقَدْ كَانَتْ زَوْجَةً لِكُلٍّ مِنَ السَّبْعَةِ».

34فَرَدَّ عَلَيْهِمْ يَسُوعُ قَائِلاً: «أَبْنَاءُ الزَّمَانِ الْحَاضِرِ يُزَوِّجُونَ وَيَتَزَوَّجُونَ. 35أَمَّا الَّذِينَ حُسِبُوا أَهْلاً لِلْمُشَارَكَةِ فِي الزَّمَانِ الآتِي وَالْقِيَامَةِ مِنْ بَيْنِ الأَمْوَاتِ، فَلا يُزَوِّجُونَ وَلا يَتَزَوَّجُونَ. 36إِذْ لَا يُمْكِنُ أَنْ يَمُوتُوا أَيْضاً بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ، لأَنَّهُمْ يَكُونُونَ مِثْلَ الْمَلائِكَةِ، وَهُمْ أَبْنَاءُ اللهِ لِكَوْنِهِمْ أَبْنَاءَ الْقِيَامَةِ. 37وَأَمَّا أَنَّ الْمَوْتَى يَقُومُونَ، فَحَتَّى مُوسَى أَشَارَ إِلَى ذَلِكَ فِي الْحَدِيثِ عَنِ الْعُلَّيْقَةِ، حَيْثُ يَدْعُو الرَّبَّ إِلهَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِلَهَ إِسْحَاقَ وَإِلَهَ يَعْقُوبَ. 38وَلكِنَّ اللهَ لَيْسَ إِلهَ أَمْوَاتٍ بَلْ هُوَ إِلهُ أَحْيَاءَ، فَإِنَّ الْجَمِيعَ يَحْيَوْنَ لَدَيْهِ!» 39فَقَالَ بَعْضُ الْكَتَبَةِ: «يَا مُعَلِّمُ، أَحْسَنْتَ الْكَلامَ!» 40وَلَمْ يَجْرُؤْ أَحَدٌ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ أَنْ يَسْأَلَهُ شَيْئاً.

المسيح وداود

41وَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «كَيْفَ يُقَالُ إِنَّ الْمَسِيحَ هُوَ ابْنُ دَاوُدَ، 42فِيمَا يَقُولُ دَاوُدُ نَفْسُهُ فِي كِتَابِ الْمَزَامِيرِ: قَالَ الرَّبُّ لِرَبِّي: اجْلِسْ عَنْ يَمِينِي 43حَتَّى أَضَعَ أَعْدَاءَكَ مَوْطِئاً لِقَدَمَيْكَ؟ 44إِذَنْ، دَاوُدُ يَدْعُوهُ رَبّاً، فَكَيْفَ يَكُونُ ابْنَهُ؟»

التحذير من الكتبة

45وَفِيمَا كَانَ جَمِيعُ الشَّعْبِ يُصْغُونَ، قَالَ لِتَلامِيذِهِ: 46«احْذَرُوا مِنَ الْكَتَبَةِ الَّذِينَ يَرْغَبُونَ التَّجَوُّلَ بِالأَثْوَابِ الْفَضْفَاضَةِ، وَيُحِبُّونَ تَلَقِّي التَّحِيَّاتِ فِي السَّاحَاتِ الْعَامَّةِ، وَصُدُورَ الْمَجَالِسِ فِي الْمَجَامِعِ، وَأَمَاكِنَ الصَّدَارَةِ فِي الْوَلائِمِ؛ 47يَلْتَهِمُونَ بُيُوتَ الأَرَامِلِ وَيَتَبَاهُونَ بِإِطَالَةِ الصَّلَوَاتِ. هؤُلاءِ سَتَنْزِلُ بِهِمْ دَيْنُونَةٌ أَقْسَى!»