Mark 12

Thomson(i) 1 Then he addressed them in parables, saying, A man planted a vineyard, and hedged it about, and dug a wine lake, and built a tower, and let it to tenants, and went to a distant country. 2 And at the vintage season he sent a servant to the tenants, that he might receive from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 But they, having seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty. 4 Again he sent to them another servant; and him they attacked with stones, and wounded on the head, and sent back with disgrace. 5 Again he sent another, whom they killed; and many others, some of whom they beat, and some they killed. 6 Therefore, at last, having an only son, his beloved, he sent him also to them, saying, They will reverence mv son. 7 But the tenants said among themselves, This is the heir. Come; let us kill him; and the inheritance will be our own. 8 So having seized him, they killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. 9 What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy these tenants, and give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you never read this portion of scripture, "The stone which the builders rejected, was the very one for the head of the corner. 11 This [salvation] was from the Lord, and is wonderful in our eyes." 12 Upon this they sought to lay hold of him, but were afraid of the people. For they knew that he had spoken the parable against them. So they left him and went away, 13 and send to him some of the Pharisees, and the Herodians, to entrap him with a speech. 14 And when they came, they say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man. For thou respectest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God with truth. Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar? Or is it not? 15 Should we give? Or should we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why do ye try me? Bring me a deniar, that I may see it. 16 So they brought him one. Then he saith to them, Whose image and inscription is this? And they said, Caesar"s. 17 Then Jesus, answering, said to them, Render to Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and to God, the things which are God's. And they expressed admiration at him. 18 Then came to him the Sadducees, who say there is no revival of the dead. And they asked him, saying, 19 Teacher, Moses hath written for us, that if any one's brother die, and leave a wife without leaving children, his brother should take his wife and raise up a seed for his brother. 20 Now there were seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and died without leaving issue. 21 Then the second took her, and died, and he left no issue. And the same was the case with the third. 22 Indeed the seven married her, but left no issue. Last of all, the woman also died. 23 At the revival of the dead, therefore, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? for she hath been wife to the seven. 24 In reply to which, Jesus said to them, Are you not led into error because of your not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God? 25 For when the dead rise again, they neither marry nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels in heaven. 26 Now with respect to the dead, that they are raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, how God spake in the bush to him, saying, "I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaak, and the God of Jacob. 27 He is not the God of the dead; but the God of the living. You are therefore led much astray. 28 Then one of the Scribes who had heard them disputing, and knew that he had answered them properly, coming up, asked him, Which is the chief commandment of all? 29 Whereupon Jesus answered, This is the chief of all the commandments: "Hear, O Israel, The Lord is our God: 30 the Lord is one: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding, and with all thy strength." This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, resembling it, is this, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself". There is no other commandment greater than these. 32 Upon this the Scribe said to him, right! Teacher! thou hast said truly that there is one God; and there is no other besides him: 33 and to love him with the whole heart, and with the whole understanding, and with the whole soul, and with the whole strength; and to love one's neighbour as himself, is more than all the burnt offerings and the sacrifices. 34 Whereupon Jesus observing that he had answered discreetly, said to him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And, after that, no one ventured to ask him any questions. 35 Then Jesus, in the course of his teaching in the temple, said, How do the Scribes say, That the Christ is the son of David? 36 For David himself, by the Holy Spirit, said, "The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool." 37 If David then calleth him Lord, how is he his son? As the great multitude heard him with pleasure, 38 he said to them in his manner of teaching, Beware of the Scribes, who are fond of walking in long robes, and of salutations in public places of resort, 39 and of the principal seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost places at entertainments 40 who devour the families of widows, and make long prayers for a disguise. Such shall receive greater condemnation. 41 As Jesus was sitting over against the treasury, he observed in what manner the multitude throw money into the treasury. And many being rich, threw in a great deal. 42 At length a poor widow came, and threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 43 Thereupon Jesus, having called his disciples to him, saith to them, Verily I say to you, This poor widow hath thrown in more than all those who have thrown into the treasury. 44 For they have all contributed out of their superfluous store; but she, out of what she wanted for herself, hath thrown in all that she had"her whole living.