Whiston(i) 1 And he began to speak unto them by parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged the wine-vat; and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. 2 And at the season he sent to the husbandman a servant, that they might give him of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 And they caught [him], and beat him, and sent [him] away empty to him. 4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and they beheaded him, and exposed him to contempt, 5 And he sent another servant; and him they killed: and many others, beating some, but killing others. 6 Having yet therefore one son, the well-beloved, he sent him also last of all, saying, They will reverence my son. 7 But the husbandmen said amongst themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. 8 And they took, and killed [him], and cast him out of the vineyard. 9 What will therefore the Lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. 10 And have ye not read this scripture? The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner. 11 This was from the Lord, and is marvellous in our eyes. 12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the multitude, for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went away. 13 And they send certain of the Pharisees, and of the Herodians, to entangle him in [his] words. 14 And the Pharisees asked him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Tell us, Is it lawful to give capitation money to Cesar, or not? 15 But Jesus seeing their hypocrisie, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a denarius that I may see [it]. 16 And they brought [it]: and he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and superscription? and they said unto him, Cesars. 17 But Jesus answering said, Render to Cesar the things that are Cesars, and to God the things that are Gods. And they marvelled at him. 18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying. 19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a mans brother die, and hath a wife, and leave no children, that his brother shall take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 20 There were therefore seven brethren among you: and the first took a wife, and died, and left no seed, 21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: 22 And in like manner the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. 23 In the resurrection therefore when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. 24 But Jesus answering, said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither know ye the power of God? 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage: but are as the angels who are in the heavens. 26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I [am] the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living: ye therefore do greatly err. 28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and seeing that he had answered them well, asked him, saying, Master, Which is the first commandment? 29 But Jesus answered him, and said. The first of all [is], Hear, Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord; 30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 But the second is like to this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy self: there is none other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God, and there is none but he. 33 And to love him with all [thy] heart and with all [thy] power, and with all [thy] soul, and to love [thy] neighbour as thy self, is more than whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no men durst ask him any question. 35 And Jesus answered, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself says, by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I shall put thine enemies beneath thy feet. 37 David himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the multitude was great, and heard him gladly. 38 But he said unto them as he was teaching, Beware of the scribes, and publicans, who delight to go in long clothing, and to be saluted in the markets. 39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost seats at feasts: 40 They devour widows houses, and on the pretence of orphans make long prayers: these shall receive far greater judgement. 41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast in much. 42 But there came one widow, and she threw in two mites, which are a farthing. 43 And Jesus called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in than all they who have cast into the treasury. 44 For all these did cast in of their abundance: but she of her want did cast in all that she had, all her living.