THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
D. Passing through the Final Examinations
1. Of the Chief Priests, Scribes, and Elders
2 And spoke, saying to Him, Tell us by what aauthority you do these things, or who is the one who gave you this authority?
3 And He answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, and you tell Me:
5 And they reasoned together among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven, He will say, Why did you anot believe him?
6 But if we say, From men, all the people will stone us to death, for they are persuaded that John was a aprophet.
7 And they answered that they did not know where it was from.
8 And Jesus said to them, 1Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
11 And he went on to send another slave, but they beat that one also, and dishonored him, and sent him away empty-handed.
12 And he went on to send a third, but that one also they wounded and threw out.
14 But when the vinedressers saw him, they reasoned with one another, saying, This is the aheir; let us kill him that the inheritance may become ours.
17 But He looked at them, and said, What then is this that is written, a"The stone which the builders rejected, this has become the head of the corner''?
19 And the scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on Him in that hour; yet they feared the people, for they perceived that it was with them in view that He spoke this parable.
2. Of the Pharisees and Herodians
20 1And they awatched Him closely and bsent spies who cfeigned themselves to be righteous, in order that they might lay hold on some dword of His, so as to edeliver Him up to the rule and authority of the fgovernor.
23 But He perceived their acraftiness and said to them,
24 Show Me a adenarius. Whose image and inscription does it have? And they said, Caesar's.
25 And He said to them, Therefore arender the things that are Caesar's to Caesar, and the things that are God's to God.
26 And they were not able to lay hold of a asaying of His in the presence of the people; and marveling at His answer, they kept silent.
3. Of the Sadducees
28 Saying, Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If anyone's brother has a awife and dies, and this one is childless, his brother should take the wife and raise up seed to his brother.
29 There were then seven brothers. And the first took a wife and died childless;
30 And the 1second;
31 And the third took her; and similarly the seven also did not leave children and died.
32 Finally the woman also died.
33 In the resurrection, therefore, which one's wife does the woman become? For the seven had her as wife.
38 Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all men are aliving.
4. Muzzling All the Examiners
39 And some of the scribes answered and said, Teacher, You have spoken awell.
43 Until I set Your enemies as a footstool for Your feet.''
5. Warning against the Scribes
45 And as all the people were listening, He asaid to His disciples,