Luka 20 – לוקא כ


1And it came to pass on one day, while He was teaching the people and declaring good news in the Heikhal, the chief Kohanim and the Sofrim with the elders rose up against Him.  2And they said to Him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, and who gave you this authority?”  3Yeshua answered, saying to them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell me; 4the immersion of Yokhanan, was it from Heaven or from men?”  5And they reasoned with themselves, saying, “If we should say ‘from Heaven,’ He will say to us, ‘why then did you not believe him?’  6And if we should say ‘from men,’ all the people will stone us; for they regard Yokhanan as a navi.”  7So they said to him, “We do not know from where it is.”  8Yeshua said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”

9And He began to speak this mashal to the people: “A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to laborers, and went on a journey for a long time.  10And at the Mo’ed he sent his servant to the laborers to give him of the fruit of the vineyard; but the laborers beat him and sent him back empty.  11And again he sent another of his servants; but they beat him also and treated him shamefully and sent him back empty.  12And again he sent the third one; but they wounded him also and threw him outside.  13Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will see him and feel ashamed.’  14But when the laborers saw him, they reasoned with themselves, saying, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’  15So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do to them?  16He will come and destroy those laborers, and give the vineyard to others.” And when they heard it, they said, “This will never happen.”  17But He looked at them and said, “What is it that is written, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, the same became the cornerstone?’  18Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; and whomever it falls upon, it will destroy.”  19The chief Kohanim and the Sofrim sought to lay hands on Him that very hour; but they were afraid of the people; for they knew that He had spoken this mashal against them.

20So they sent spies disguised as Tzedokim to ensnare Him by a word, and to deliver Him to the judge and then to the authority of the governor.  21So they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach truthfully, and you do not discriminate between men, but you teach the Way of Elohim justly.  22Does Torah permit for us to pay head tax to Caesar or not?”  23But He understood their craftiness and said, “Why do you test me?  24Show me a denarii. Whose image and inscription are on it?” They said, “Caesar’s.”  25Yeshua said to them, “Give therefore to Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and to Elohim what is Elohim’s.”  26And they were not able to get a word from Him before the people; and they were amazed at His answer, and kept silence.

27Then came to Him some of the men of the Tzedokim, those who say there is no resurrection, and they asked Him, 28“Teacher, Moshe wrote to us that if a man’s brother should die, and he has a wife without children, let his brother take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.  29Now there were seven brothers; the first married and died without children.  30The second married his wife, and died without children.  31And the third one married her again; and likewise the seven of them; and they died, leaving no children.  32And at last the woman also died.  33Therefore at the resurrection, to which one of them will she be a wife? For seven of them married her.”  34Yeshua said to them, “The sons of this world marry women, and women are given to men in marriage.  35But those who are worthy of the other world and the resurrection from the dead, neither take women in marriage nor are women given in marriage to them.  36For they cannot die again, because they are like Malakhim; and they are sons of Elohim, because they are sons of the resurrection.  37Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, even Moshe pointed it out, for he referred to it at the bush, saying, ‘ יהוה , the Elohim of Avraham, the Elohim of Yitz’khak, and the Elohim of Ya’akov.’  38Elohim is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to Him.”

39And some of the men of the Sofrim answered, saying to Him, “Teacher, you have spoken well.”  40And they did not dare again to question Him concerning anything.  41And He said to them, “How can the Sofrim say concerning the Mashi’akh that He is Ben David?  42And yet David said in the book of Tehillim, ‘ יהוה  said to My Adon, Sit at my right hand, 43until I put down your enemies under your feet.’  44If, therefore, David calls him My Adon, how then can he be his son?”  45And while all the people were listening, He said to His Talmidim, 46 “Beware of the Sofrim who like to walk in long robes, and love to be greeted in the streets, and take the chief seats in the Beit K’nessets and the high places at the banquets, 47those who embezzle the property of widows with the pretense that they make long prayers; they will receive a greater judgment.”

Coming Soon! We are working daily on translating the remainder of the Brit Khadashah from Aramaic to Hebrew. Check back soon for this chapter’s Hebrew version!