Luke 20:9-26 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: äóìA man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. 10 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 He sent another servant, but that one also they beat and treated shamefully and sent away empty-handed. 12 He sent still a third, and they wounded him and threw him out. 13 äóìThen the owner of the vineyard said, äóÖWhat shall I do? I will send my son, whom I love; perhaps they will respect him.äó» 14 äóìBut when the tenants saw him, they talked the matter over. äóÖThis is the heir,äó» they said. äóÖLetäó»s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.äó» 15 So they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. äóìWhat then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.äó When the people heard this, they said, äóìGod forbid!äó 17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, äóìThen what is the meaning of that which is written: äóìäóÖThe stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstoneäó»? 18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.äó 19 The teachers of the law and the chief priests looked for a way to arrest him immediately, because they knew he had spoken this parable against them. But they were afraid of the people. 20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor. 21 So the spies questioned him: äóìTeacher, we know that you speak and teach what is right, and that you do not show partiality but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. 22 Is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?äó 23 He saw through their duplicity and said to them, 24 äóìShow me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?äó äóìCaesaräó»s,äó they replied. 25 He said to them, äóìThen give back to Caesar what is Caesaräó»s, and to God what is Godäó»s.äó 26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent.