Mark 12
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1And 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. 2And at the harvest season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, so that he might receive the fruit of the vineyard from the husbandmen. 3But they took him and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4And 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. 5And in turn, he sent still another servant, and they killed him; and he sent many others, and some were beaten and others were killed. 6Now 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. ' 7But those husbandmen said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. ' 8And after seizing him, they killed him and cast him out of the vineyard. 9Therefore, what will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen and will give the vineyard to others.

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

11This was from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes'? "

12Then 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.

13But they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, in order to entrap Him in His words. 14And 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? 15Should 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." 16Then they brought it. And He said to them, "Whose image and superscription is on this coin?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's." 17And 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.

18Then 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. 20Now there were seven brothers; the first took a wife and died, leaving no seed; 21And the second took her and died, and neither did he leave seed; and the third likewise. 22And the seven had her and left no seed. Last of all the woman died also. 23Now then, in the resurrection, when they shall arise, to which of them shall she be wife? For all seven had her as wife." 24Then Jesus answered them and said, "In asking this, do you not err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God? 25For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels who are in heaven. 26But 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'? 27He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Therefore, you err greatly."

28And 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?" 29Then Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is, 'Hear, O Israel. Our one God is the Lord, the Lord. 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. ' This is the first commandment. 31And the second is like this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ' There is no other commandment greater than these." 32Then the scribe said to Him, "Right, Master. You have spoken according to truth that God is one, and there is not another besides Him; 33And 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." 34And 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.

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

36For 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." '

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

38And 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, 39And in the chief seats in the synagogues and the chief places in the feasts; 40Who devour the houses of widows, and for a pretext make long prayers. These shall receive the greater condemnation."

41And 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. 42And one poor widow came and dropped in two tiny coins, which is equal to one copper coin. 43Then 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. 44For 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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