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Mark 12

1 And He began to speak to them in parables: A man planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a wine vat and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.
2 And at the season he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that he might receive some of the fruit of the vineyard from the vinedressers.
3 And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent to them another servant, and at him they threw stones, wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.
5 And again he sent another, and him they killed; and many others, beating some and killing some.
6 Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But those vinedressers said among themselves, This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.
8 So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.
10 Have you not even read this Scripture: The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner;
11 this came about from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes?
12 And they sought to lay hold on Him, but feared the multitude, for they knew He had spoken the parable against them. So they left Him and went away.
13 And they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His words.
14 And when they had come, they said to Him, Teacher, we know that You are true, and care about no one; for You do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it.
16 So they brought it. And He said to them, Whose image and inscription is this? They said to Him, Caesar's.
17 And Jesus answered and said to them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at Him.
18 Then some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him; and they asked Him, saying:
19 Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies, and leaves his wife behind, and leaves no children, his brother should take his wife and raise up seed for his brother.
20 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife; and dying, he left no seed.
21 And the second took her, and he died; nor did he leave any seed. And the third likewise.
22 So the seven had her and left no seed. Last of all the woman also died.
23 Therefore, in the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be? For all seven had her as wife.
24 Jesus answered and said to them, Are you not therefore in error, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?
25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in Heaven.
26 But concerning the dead, that they are raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, how God spoke to him at the bush, saying, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. You are therefore greatly in error.
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment.
31 And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
32 So the scribe said to Him, Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other besides Him.
33 And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. And after that no one dared question Him.
35 Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David?
36 For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.
37 Therefore David himself calls Him Lord; how is He then his son? And the large crowd heard Him gladly.
38 And He said to them in His teaching, Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces,
39 the chief seats in the synagogues, and the chief places at feasts,
40 who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive surpassing condemnation.
41 And Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people threw money into the treasury. And many who were rich threw in much.
42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.
43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, Truly, I say to you that this poor widow has thrown in more than all those who have thrown into the treasury;
44 for they all threw in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty threw in all that she had, her whole livelihood.
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