h[See ver. 3 above]
l[See ver. 3 above]
bbActs 7:32; Cited from Ex. 3:6
bgCited from Lev. 19:18; See Matt. 19:19
bi[See ver. 29 above]
bjCited from Deut. 4:35 (Gk.)

Mark 12

The Parable of the Tenants

1 a  And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted b  a vineyard c  and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and d  leased it to tenants and e  went into another country. 2When the season came, he sent a servant
Greek bondservant; also verse 4
to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 g  And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 4 h  Again i  he sent to them another servant, and j  they struck him on the head and k  treated him shamefully. 5 l  And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed. 6He had still one other, m  a beloved son. n  Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 7But those tenants said to one another o  This is the heir. Come p  let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ 8And they took him and killed him and q  threw him out of the vineyard. 9What will the owner of the vineyard do? r  He will s  come and destroy the tenants and t  give the vineyard to others. 10 u  Have you not read v  this Scripture:

w  “‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
Greek  the head of the corner

11this was the Lord’s doing,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”

12And y  they were seeking to arrest him z  but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they aa  left him and went away.

Paying Taxes to Caesar

13 ab  And they sent to him some of ac  the Pharisees and some of ad  the Herodians, to ae  trap him in his talk. 14And they came and said to him, “Teacher af  we know that you are true and do not care about anyone’s opinion. For ag  you are not swayed by appearances
Greek  you do not look at people’s faces
but truly teach ai  the way of God. Is it lawful to pay aj  taxes to ak  Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?”
15But, knowing al  their hypocrisy, he said to them, Why am  put me to the test? Bring me an  a denarius
A  denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
and let me look at it.”
16And they brought one. And he said to them, Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar’s.” 17Jesus said to them, ap  Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.

The Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

18And aq  Sadducees came to him ar  who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, 19Teacher, Moses wrote for us that as  if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man
Greek his brother
must
take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.
20There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring. 21And the second took her, and died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise. 22And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died. 23In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.”

24Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because au  you know neither the Scriptures nor av  the power of God? 25For when they rise from the dead, they neither aw  marry nor ax  are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26And as for the dead being raised ay  have you not read in az  the book of Moses, in ba  the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying bb  I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong.”

The Great Commandment

28 bc  And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The most important is, bd  Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God be  the Lord is one. 30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 bf  The second is this: bg  ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment bh  greater than these.” 32And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that bi  he is one, and bj  there is no other besides him. 33And to love him with all the heart and with all bk  the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself bl  is much more than all bm  whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” bn  And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Whose Son Is the Christ?

35 bo  And as bp  Jesus taught in the temple, he said, How can the scribes say that bq  the Christ is the son of David? 36David himself br  in the Holy Spirit, declared,

bs  “‘The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies bt  under your feet.”’

37David himself calls him Lord. So bu  how is he his son?” And the great throng bv  heard him gladly.

Beware of the Scribes

38 bw  And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39and have the best seats in the synagogues and bx  the places of honor at feasts, 40 by  who devour widowshouses and bz  for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

The Widow’s Offering

41 ca  And he sat down opposite cb  the treasury and watched the people cc  putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42And a poor widow came and put in two cd  small copper coins, which make a penny.
Greek  two lepta, which make a kodrantes; a kodrantes (Latin quadrans) was a Roman copper coin worth about 1/64 of a denarius (which was a day’s wage for a laborer)
43And he called his disciples to him and said to them, Truly, I say to you cf  this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her cg  poverty has put in everything she had, all ch  she had to live on.”

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