Mark 12

And He began to speak unto them in parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and made a fence about it, and digged a place for the wine-fat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and travelled abroad. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that he might receive from them of the fruit of the vineyard: and they took him and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they threw stones, and wounded him on the head, and sent him away shamefully used. And again, he sent another; and him they killed: and many others, beating some, and killing others. Having yet therefore one Son, his beloved, he sent him also at last unto them, saying, they will reverence my Son. But the husbandmen said to one another, this is the heir, Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours. And they took him, and killed Him too, casting him out of the vineyard. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy those husbandmen, and will let the vineyard to others. 10 And have ye not read this scripture, "The stone, which the builders refused, is become the head of the corner: 11 this was from the Lord, and it is marvellous in our eyes." 12 And they sought to lay hands on Him, but they were afraid of the people; (for they knew that He spake the parable against them) and they left Him, and went away. 13 And they send to Him some of the pharisees, and of the Herodians to insnare Him in his discourse: 14 and these, when they came, said to Him, Master, we know that thou art a man of truth, and carest for no man; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to pay tribute to Cesar, or not? should we give, or should we not give? 15 But He knew their hypocrisy, and said to them, Why do ye tempt me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. 16 So they brought one: and He saith to them, Whose is this image and inscription? And they said Cesar's. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Render then unto Cesar the things that are Cesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at Him. 18 Then come the sadducees to Him, who say there is no resurrection; 19 and they asked Him, saying, Master, Moses, in his writings tells us, if any one's brother die, and leave a wife, and leave no children, that his brother shall take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife and died and left no seed; 21 and the second took her, and died, and he left no seed neither; and the third likewise. 22 And all the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all died the woman also. 23 In the resurrection therefore, when they rise again, whose wife shall be of them; for all the seven had her to wife? 24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, nor the power of God? 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels in heaven. 26 But as to the dead, that they are raised, have ye not read in the book of Moses, how God spake to him in the bush, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: therefore ye do greatly mistake. 28 And one of the scribes, who heard them disputing, seeing that He answered them well, came to Him and asked Him, Which is the chief commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the 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 or chief commandment, 31 and the second is like it, even this, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself:" there is no other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto Him, Truly, Master, thou hast spoke exceeding well; for there is one God, and there is no other beside Him. 33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole-burnt-offerings and sacrifices. 34 And Jesus seeing that he answered discreetly, said to him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared any more to put questions to Him. 35 And Jesus spake and said, as He was teaching in the temple, How do the scribes say, that the Christ is the son of David? 36 for David himself said by the holy Spirit, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool. 37 So that David himself calleth Him Lord: how then is He his son? And many of the people heard Him with pleasure. 38 And He said unto them as He was teaching them, Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in long robes, and salutations in public-places, 39 and the chief seats in the synagogues, and uppermost places at feasts; 40 who devour widows houses, and for a shew of religion make long prayers: these shall receive the heavier judgement. 41 And as Jesus was sitting over against the treasury, He saw how the people threw money into the treasury, and many of the rich put in much; 42 and there came a poor widow and put in two mites, that is, a farthing. 43 And He called his disciples to Him, and saith unto them, Verily I tell you, that this poor widow has given more than all those who have cast into the treasury. 44 For they all have contributed out of their abundance: but she out of her penury hath given all that she had, even her whole living.
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