Mark 12

And He began to speak to them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and placed a hedge round it, and dug a wine-trough; and built a tower, and he gave it out to husbandmen, and went away. And he sent a servant to the husbandmen in the season, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard: and they taking him, beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent to them another servant; and stoning him they wounded him in the head, and sent him away dishonored. And again he sent another; and they slew him, and many others beating some, killing others. Then having still one son, his own beloved, he sent him also to them last, saying; That they will reverence my son. And those husbandmen said to one another; This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. And taking him they slew him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What then shall the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not read the Scripture; The stone which the builders rejected, the same has come to be the head of the corner: 11 this was with the Lord, and is wonderful in our eyes? 12 And they were seeking to arrest Him; and they feared the multitude; for they knew that He spoke the parable against them. And leaving Him they went away. 13 And they send to Him certain ones of the Pharisees and Herodians, that they may catch Him with speech. 14 And they having come, say to Him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and there is not a care to thee for any one: for thou dost not look into the face of men, but thou dost teach the way of God in truth: is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? must we give, or must we not give? 15 And knowing their hypocrisy, He said to them, Why tempt ye me? Bring to me the denarion, that I may see it. 16 And they brought it. And He says to them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they say to Him, Caesar's. 17 And Jesus responding said to them, Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and unto God the things which are God's. And they were astonished at Him. 18 And the Sadducees come to Him, who say there is no resurrection; and asked Him, saying; 19 Teacher, Moses wrote to us, That if the brother of any man may die, and leave a wife and have no children, that his brother must take his wife and raise up seed to his brother. 20 There were seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. 21 And the second received her and died, and he left no seed; and the third likewise. 22 And the seven received her and left no seed. Last of all the woman also died. 23 Then in the resurrection, when they may rise, of which one of them shall she be the wife? for the seven had her a wife. 24 And Jesus responding, said to them; Therefore do you not err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God? 25 For when they may rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage; but they are as angels in the heavens. 26 But concerning the dead, that they are raised, have you not read in the book of Moses at the Bush, how God spoke to him saying; I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You do err much. 28 And a certain one of the scribes, hearing them propounding questions, knowing that He answered them beautifully, asked Him, What is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus responded to him, The first commandment of all; Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, is one Lord: 30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribes said to Him, Truly, Teacher; thou hast spoken in truth that He is One; and there is no other besides Him. 33 And love Him with all the heart, and with all the mind, and with all the strength, and to love thy neighbor as thyself is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34 And Jesus seeing that he answered intelligently, said to him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared to ask Him any more, 35 And Jesus responding spoke, teaching in the temple, How do the scribes say that Christ is the son of David? 36 For David himself said in the Holy Spirit, the Lord said unto my Lord; Sit thou on my right hand, until I may make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet! 37 Then David himself calls Him Lord; and whence is He his son? And the great multitude were hearing Him delightfully. 38 And He said to them in His teaching, Beware of the scribes, wishing to walk about in robes, and salutations in the forums, 39 and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first couches at the suppers. 40 They are those devouring the houses of widows, and making long prayers through pretext; they shall receive the greater judgment. 41 And He sitting in front of the treasury, was seeing how the multitudes are casting their money into the treasury. And many rich people were casting in much. 42 And one poor widow was casting in two mites, which is a farthing. 43 And calling His disciples to Him, He says to them, Truly I say unto you, That this poor widow has cast in more than all those casting into the treasury. 44 For all they of that which abounds unto them cast in; but she of her scarcity cast in all things so many as she had, all her living.
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