18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and if it falls on anyone, it will grind him to powder!”(A)

19 Then the scribes and the chief priests(B) looked for a way to get their hands on Him(C) that very hour, because they knew He had told this parable against them, but they feared the people.(D)

God and Caesar

20 They[a](E) watched closely(F) and sent spies(G) who pretended to be righteous,[b] so they could catch Him in what He said,[c](H) to hand Him(I) over to the governor’s(J) rule and authority.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 20:20 The scribes and chief priests of v. 19
  2. Luke 20:20 Or upright; that is, loyal to God’s law
  3. Luke 20:20 Lit catch Him in [a] word

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