Mark 12

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Mark 12

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1. And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard, and put a fence around it, and dug a winevat, and built a tower, and leased it out to husbandmen, and then left the country.

2. And at the harvest season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, so that he might  receive the fruit of the vineyard from the husbandmen.

3. But they took him and beat him, and sent him away empty.

4. And in turn, he sent another servant to them; but they stoned him and wounded him on the head, and after insulting him sent him away.

5. And in turn, he sent still another servant, and they killed him; and he sent many others, and some were beaten and others were killed.

6. Now then, he had yet one son, his own beloved. And so, last of all he sent him to them also, saying, ‘They will have respect for my son.’

7. But those husbandmen said among themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.’

8. And after seizing him, they killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.

9. Therefore, what will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others.

10. Have you not read even this scripture: ‘The Stone that the builders rejected, this has become the head of the corner;

11. This was from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes’? ”

12. Then they sought to arrest Him, but they feared the multitude; for they knew that He had spoken the parable against them. And they left Him and went their way.

13. But they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, in order to entrap Him in His words.

14. And after coming to Him, they said, “Master, we know that You are true, and that You court no man’s favor; because You do not look on the appearance of men, but You teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?

15. Should we give it, or should we not give it?” But perceiving their hypocrisy, He said to them, “Why do you tempt Me? Bring Me a silver coin, so that I may look at it.”

16. Then they brought it. And He said to them, “Whose image and superscription is on this coin?” And they said to Him, “Caesar’s.”

17. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Render the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God.” And they were amazed at Him.

18. Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him, and they questioned Him, saying,

19. “Master, Moses wrote for us that if the brother of anyone should die and leave behind a wife, but leave no children, then his brother should take his wife and raise up seed for his brother.

20. Now there were seven brothers; the first took a wife and died, leaving no seed;

21. And the second took her and died, and neither did he leave seed; and the third likewise.

22. And the seven had her and left no seed. Last of all the woman died also.

23. Now then, in the resurrection, when they shall arise, to which of them shall she be wife? For all seven had her as wife.”

24. Then Jesus answered them and said, “In asking this, do you not err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God?

25. For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels who are in heaven.

26. But concerning the dead, that they do rise, have you not read in the book of Moses about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, 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 the God of the living. Therefore, you err greatly.”

28. And one of the scribes who had come up to Him, after hearing them reasoning together and perceiving that He answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”

29. Then Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is, ‘Hear, O Israel. Our one God is the Lord, the Lord. startraditionally translated “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.”pointer(see Appendix W)

30. And 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.’ This is the first commandment.

31. And the second is like this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

32. Then the scribe said to Him, “Right, Master. You have spoken according to truth that God is one, and there is not another besides 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 one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

34. And Jesus, seeing that he answered with understanding, said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to question Him any more.

35. And while teaching in the temple, Jesus answered and said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?

36. For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” ‘

37. Now then, if David himself called Him Lord, how can He be his Son?” And the whole multitude listened to Him eagerly.

38. And He said to them in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who take pleasure in walking around in robes, and in salutations in the marketplaces,

39. And in the chief seats in the synagogues and the chief places in the feasts;

40. Who devour the houses of widows, and for a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive the greater condemnation.”

41. And after sitting down opposite the temple treasury, He observed how the people were casting money into the treasury; and many rich ones were putting in much.

42. And one poor widow came and dropped in two tiny coins, which is equal to one copper coin.

43. Then He called His disciples to Him and said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all of those who are casting money into the treasury.

44. For everyone else contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her destitution put in as much as she had, giving all her living.”

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