Mark 12
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1AND he began to speak to them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and fenced it all around, and he dug in it a wine-press, and built a tower in it, and then he leased it to laborers, and went on a journey. 2And in due season he sent his servant to the laborers, to receive some of the fruits of the vineyard. 3But they beat him, and sent him away empty. 4And again he sent to them another servant; they stoned him also, and wounded him, and sent him away in disgrace. 5And again he sent another, but they killed him; and he sent many other servants, some of them they beat, and some they killed. 6But finally, he had a very beloved son, and he sent him to them last of all, for he said, They might feel ashamed before my son. 7But the laborers said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours. 8And they took and killed him, and threw him outside of the vineyard. 9What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy those laborers, and give the vineyard to others.

10Have you not read this scripture, The stone which the builders rejected, the same became the corner-stone?

11This was from the Lord, and it is a wonder in our eyes.

12They wanted to seize him, but they were afraid of the people; for they knew that he spoke this parable against them; and they left him and went away.

13And they sent to him some men of the scribes and of the Herodians, that they might trap him by a word. 14They came and asked him, Master, we know that you are true, and you do not favor any man; for you are impartial, and you teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give head-tax to Caesar or not? 15Shall we give or shall we not give? But he knew their scheme, and said to them, Why do you tempt me? Bring me a penny, that I may see it. 16And they brought it to him. He said to them, Whose is this image and inscription? They said, Caesar’s. 17Jesus said to them, Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s. And they were amazed at him.

18Then the Sadducees came to him, those who say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, 19Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if a man’s brother die, and leave a wife, and leave no children, his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother. 20Now there were seven brothers; the first one took a wife and died, and left no off- spring. 21Then the second one married her, and he died; he also left no offspring; and likewise the third one. 22So all seven of them married her, and left no offspring. And after them all the woman also died. 23Therefore at the resurrection, whose wife will she be? for all seven had married her. 24Jesus said to them, Do you not err, because you do not understand the scriptures, nor the power of God? 25For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry women, nor are women given in marriage to men; but they are like the angels in heaven. 26Now concerning the rising of the dead, have you not read in the book of Moses, how God said to him from the bush, I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? 27And yet he was not the God of the dead, but of the living. You therefore greatly err.

28And one of the scribes came near and heard them debating, and he saw that he gave them a good answer. So he asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29Jesus said to him, The first of all commandments is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; 30And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your power; this is the first commandment. 31And the second is like to it, You must love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these. 32The scribe said to him, Well, Teacher, you have said the truth, that he is one, and there is no other beside him; 33And that a man should love him with all the heart, and with all the mind, and with all the soul, and with all the power, and love his neighbor as himself; this is far more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34When Jesus saw that he replied wisely, he answered and said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And no man dared again to question him.

35And Jesus answered and said, as he taught in the temple, How do the scribes say that Christ is the son of David?

36For David himself said through the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I put your enemies a stool under your feet.

37Now therefore David himself calls him my Lord, and how can he be his son? And all the people heard him with pleasure.

38And in his teaching he said to them, Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in long robes, and love to be saluted in the streets, 39And the front seats in the synagogues, and the head places at banquets; 40Those who embezzle the property of widows, with the pretense of making long prayers. They shall receive greater judgment.

41And when Jesus sat towards the treasury, he watched how the people cast their alms into the treasury; and many rich men were casting in a great deal. 42And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two coins, which are farthings. 43And Jesus called his disciples, and said to them, Truly I say to you, that this poor widow has cast in the treasury more than all the men who are casting; 44For all of them cast of their abundance; but she of her poverty cast everything she had, even all of her possessions.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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