Mark 12

ALT(i) 1 And He began to be speaking to them in allegories: "A man 'planted a vineyard and put a fence around [it] and dug a trough [or, trench for gathering juice under the wine press] and built a lookout tower,' and he leased it to vineyard keepers and went on a journey. [Isaiah 5:1,2] 2 "Then he sent a slave to the vineyard keepers at the [harvest] time, so that from the vineyard keepers he should receive from the fruit of the vineyard. 3 "But they, having taken him, repeatedly beat [him] and sent him away empty-handed. 4 "And again he sent to them another slave. And that one, having cast stones at [him], they wounded in the head and sent [him] away, having been treated shamefully. 5 "And again he sent another. And that one they killed. And many others: some repeatedly beating, but others killing. 6 "Therefore, having still one son— his beloved— he sent even him to them last, saying, 'They will respect my son.' 7 "But those vineyard keepers said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come; let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!' 8 "Then having taken him, they killed [him], and threw [him] outside of the vineyard. 9 "Therefore, what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, and he will destroy the vineyard keepers, and he will give the vineyard to others. 10 "Did youp not even read this Scripture, 'A stone which the builders rejected, this [stone] became [the] cornerstone. 11 'This came to be from the LORD, and it is marvelous in our eyes?'" [Psalm 118:22,23] 12 Then they began seeking to take Him into custody— but they feared the crowd— for they knew that He spoke the allegory against them. And having left Him, they went away. 13 And they send to Him some of the Pharisees and [some] of the Herodians, so that they should trap Him in [some] word. 14 So having come, they say to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful, and You are not concerned for anyone; for you do not look to the face of people [fig., You do not show favoritism to people], but You teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute [or, a tax] to Caesar or not? 15 "Should we give, or should we not give?" But knowing their insincerity, He said to them, "Why do youp test Me? Be bringing to Me a denarius [i.e., a Roman, silver coin], so that I should see [it]." 16 So they brought [it]. Then He says to them, "Whose image [is] this? And the inscription?" So they said to Him, "Caesar's." 17 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Give back [or, Render] the [things] of Caesar to Caesar and the [things] of God to God." And they were amazed at Him. 18 Then Sadducees come to Him— who say there is not a resurrection— and they questioned Him, saying, 19 "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that 'if someone's brother dies' (and leaves behind a wife) 'and leaves no children, that his brother shall take his wife and raise up seed [fig., offspring] to his brother.' [Deut 25:5] 20 "[There] were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed. 21 "Then the second took her, and died, and neither did he leave seed. And the third in the same manner. 22 "And the seven took her and left no seed. Last of all the woman also died. 23 "In the resurrection, whenever they rise, whose wife of them will she be? For the seven had her [as] wife." 24 And answering, Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason youp are led astray [fig., are mistaken]: youp do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God? 25 "For when they rise from [the] dead, they neither marry nor are they given in marriage, but they are as angels, the [ones] in the heavens. 26 "But concerning the dead [ones], that they rise: youp have read in the Scroll of Moses (at The Bush), how God spoke to him, saying, 'I [am] the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob,' have youp not? [Exod 3:6] 27 He is not the God of dead [ones], but [the] God of living [ones]! Therefore, youp are greatly led astray [fig., mistaken]!" 28 Then one of the scribes having approached, having heard them debating, knowing that He answered them well, questioned Him, "Which is [the] first commandment of all?" 29 Then Jesus answered him, "[The] first of all the commandments [is], 'Be hearing [or, Be paying attention], O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one.' 30 'And youp will love the LORD your God with your whole heart [fig., your entire inner self] and with your whole soul and with your whole understanding and with your whole strength'— this [is] the first commandment. [Deut 6:4,5] 31 "And [the] second [is] similar to it, 'You will love your neighbor as yourself'— no other commandment is greater [than] these." [Lev 19:18] 32 Then the scribe said to Him, "Well [said], Teacher! You have spoken in truth that He is one, and [there] is not another besides Him. [Deut 4:35,39] 33 "And to be loving Him with the whole heart [fig., one's entire inner self] and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength and to be loving one's neighbor as oneself is more [than] all the whole burnt-offerings and the sacrifices." [Deut 6:5; Lev 19:18' 1Sam 15:22] 34 And Jesus, having seen him, that he answered wisely, said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And no one dared any longer to question Him. 35 Then answering, Jesus was saying, teaching in the temple, "How are the scribes saying that the Christ [or, the Messiah, and throughout book] is [the] Son of David? 36 "For David himself said by [the] Holy Spirit, 'The LORD says to my Lord, "Be sitting at My right hand until I put Your enemies [as] Your footstool for Your feet."' [Psalm 110:1] 37 "Therefore, David himself calls Him 'Lord.' Then how is He his Son?" And the large crowd was gladly hearing him. 38 And He was saying to them in His teaching, "Be watching out for [or, Beware of] the scribes, the ones desiring to be walking about in long robes and [desiring] greetings in the marketplaces, 39 and first seats [fig., most important places] in the synagogues and first couches [fig., places of honor] at the banquets; 40 the ones devouring the houses of the widows [fig., illegally cheating widows out of their property] and in pretense [or, with a false show] are long [in] praying. These will receive more severe judgment [or, condemnation]." 41 And Jesus having sat down opposite the treasury [fig., collection boxes], He began watching how the crowd put copper coin [or, money] into the treasury. And many rich [people] were putting in much. 42 Then having come, one poor widow put [in] two lepta [or, two very small copper coins], which are a kodrantes [or, a small copper coin]. 43 And having summoned His disciples, He says to them, "Positively, I say to youp, this poor widow has put [in] more [than] all the ones having put into the treasury [fig., the collection boxes]. 44 "For all put in out of their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, all, as much as she was having— she put in her whole livelihood."