Mar 12:1 And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard, and set a fence around it,” and dug a winevat, “and built a tower.” And he rented it to vinedressers and went away. Isa. 5:1, 2
Mar 12:2 And at the season, he sent a slave to the vinedressers, that he might receive from the vinedressers the fruit of the vineyard.
Mar 12:3 But taking him, they beat him, and sent him away empty.
Mar 12:4 And again he sent to them another slave; stoning that one, they struck him in the head and sent him away, insulting him.
Mar 12:5 And again, he sent another, and they killed that one; also many others, indeed beating these, and killing these.
Mar 12:6 Yet having one son, his own beloved, then he sent him to them also, last of all, saying, They will have respect for my son.
Mar 12:7 But these vinedressers said to themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him and the inheritance will be ours.
Mar 12:8 And taking him, they killed him and threw him outside the vineyard.
Mar 12:9 What, then, will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and will destroy the vinedressers and will give the vineyard to others.
Mar 12:10 Have you not even read this Scripture: The “Stone which the builders rejected, this One came to be Head of the Corner;
Mar 12:11 this came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes- Psalm 118:22, 23; Acts 4:11
Mar 12:12 And they sought to seize Him, yet feared the crowd. For they knew that He spoke the parable against them. And leaving Him, they went away.
Mar 12:13 And they sent some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians to Him, that they might catch Him in a word.
Mar 12:14 And coming, they said to Him, Teacher, we know that You are true, and there is not a care to You about anyone, for You do not look to the face of men, but teach on the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Mar 12:15 Should we give, or should we not give? But knowing their hypocrisy, He said to them, Why do you tempt Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see.
Mar 12:16 And they brought one. And He said to them, Whose image and inscription is this? And they said to Him, Caesar’s.
Mar 12:17 And answering, Jesus said to them, Give back the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God. And they marveled at Him.
Mar 12:18 And Sadducees came to Him, who say there is no resurrection. And they questioned Him, saying,
Mar 12:19 Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a brother of anyone should die and leave behind a wife, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife and raise up seed to his brother. Deut. 25:5
Mar 12:20 Then there were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed.
Mar 12:21 And the second took her, and died, and neither did he leave seed; and the third likewise.
Mar 12:22 And all seven took her and left no seed. Last of all the woman also died.
Mar 12:23 Then in the resurrection, when they rise again, of which of them will she be the wife? For the seven had her as wife.
Mar 12:24 And answering, Jesus said to them, Do you not err because of this, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God?
Mar 12:25 For when they rise again from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in Heaven.
Mar 12:26 But concerning the dead, that they are raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, as God spoke to him at the Bush, saying, “I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob- Ex. 3:6
Mar 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but God of the living. Therefore, you greatly err.
Mar 12:28 And coming up, one of the scribes, hearing them arguing, knowing that He answered them well, he questioned Him, What is the first commandment of all?
Mar 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is: “Hear, Israel. The Lord our God is one Lord,
Mar 12:30 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. Deut. 6:4, 5
Mar 12:31 And the second is like this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” There is not another commandment greater than these. Lev. 19:18
Mar 12:32 And the scribe said to Him, You say well, Teacher. You have spoken according to truth, “that God is one,” Deut. 6:4, 5 and “there is no other besides Him;” Deut. 4:35
Mar 12:33 “and to love Him from all the heart”, and from all the understanding, “and from all the soul, and from all the strength;” Deut. 6:4, 5 and “to love one’s neighbor as oneself” Lev. 19:18 is more than all the burnt offerings and the sacrifices.
Mar 12:34 And seeing that he answered intelligently, Jesus said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared to question Him any more.
Mar 12:35 And teaching in the temple, answering, Jesus said, How do the scribes say that Christ is the son of David?
Mar 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit off My right until I place Your enemies as a footstool for Your feet.” LXX-Psa. 109:1; MT-Psa. 110:1
Mar 12:37 Then David himself calls Him Lord. And from where is He his son? And the large crowd heard Him gladly.
Mar 12:38 And He said to them in His teaching, Be careful of the scribes, those desiring to walk about in robes, and greetings in the markets,
Mar 12:39 and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief couches in the dinners,
Mar 12:40 those devouring the houses of widows, and for a pretense praying at length. These will receive more abundant judgment.
Mar 12:41 And sitting down opposite the treasury, Jesus watched how the crowd threw copper coins into the treasury. And many rich ones threw in much.
Mar 12:42 And coming, one poor widow threw in two lepta (which is a kodrantes).
Mar 12:43 And having called His disciples near, He said to them, Truly I say to you that this poor widow has thrown in more than all of those casting into the treasury.
Mar 12:44 For all threw in out of that abounding to them, but she out of her poverty threw in all, as much as she had, her whole livelihood.
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