12 And he began to be speaking unto them in parables—A man planted a vineyard, And put round it a wall And digged a wine-vat And built a tower,—And let it out to husbandmen; And left home.
2 And he sent forth unto the husbandmen in the season a servant, that from the husbandmen he might receive of the fruits of the vineyard;
3 and taking him they beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again sent he forth unto them another servant; and him they smote on the head and dishonoured.
5 And another sent he forth; and him they slew. And many others; some indeed beating, and others slaying.
6 Yet one had he, a son beloved: he sent him forth last unto them, saying—They will pay deference unto my son!
7 But those husbandmen unto themselves said—This is the heir: Come! let us slay him, And ours shall be the inheritance.
8 And taking they slew him, and cast him forth outside the vineyard.
9 What will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and let the vineyard unto others.
10 Have ye not this scripture read—A stone which the builders rejected The same hath become head of the corner!
11 From the Lord hath this come to pass, And is marvellous in our eyes?
12 And they were seeking to secure him,—and were in fear of the multitude; for they perceived that against them the parable he had spoken. And leaving him they departed.
13 And they send forth unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him in discourse.
14 And coming they say unto him—Teacher! we know that true thou art, And it concerneth thee not about anyone,—For thou lookest not unto the face of men; But in truth the way of God dost teach:—Is it allowable to give tax unto Caesar, or not? Should we give, or should we not give?
15 But he knowing their hypocrisy said unto them—Why are ye tempting me? Bring me a denary that I may see it.
16 And they brought one. And he saith unto them—Whose is this image and the inscription? And they said unto him—Caesar’s.
17 And Jesus said—The things of Caesar render unto Caesar, And the things of God unto God. And they were marvelling at him.
18 And there come Sadducees unto him,—who indeed say—Resurrection there is none! and they were questioning him, saying—
19 Teacher! Moses wrote for us, that—If one’s brother die, and leave behind a wife and leave no child That his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
20 Seven brethren there were; And the first took a wife, and dying left no seed,—
21 And the second took her, and died not leaving behind seed,—And the third likewise,—
22 And the seven left no seed; Last of all the woman also died:—
23 In the resurrection—Of which of them shall she be wife? For the seven had her to wife.
24 Jesus said unto them—Are ye not for this cause deceiving yourselves, Knowing neither the Scriptures, nor the power of God?
25 For when from among the dead they rise They neither marry nor are given in marriage, But are like messengers in the heavens.
26 But as touching the dead that they do rise,—Have ye not read in the book of Moses at the Bush, How God spake unto him, saying—I [am] the God of Abraham and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob:—
27 He is not a God of dead men, but of living. Greatly are ye deceiving yourselves.
28 And one of the Scribes coming near hearing them discussing, seeing that well he had answered them began to question him—Which is the chief commandment of all?
29 Jesus answered—The chief is: Hear! O Israel,—The Lord our God is one Lord;
30 Therefore shalt thou love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,—and with all thy mind; and with all thy strength.
31 The second is this—Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Greater than these other commandment is there none.
32 The Scribe said unto him—Well Teacher! in truth hast thou said—He is One, and there is none other than he;
33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding,—and with all the might; and to love one’s neighbour as one’s self is abundantly more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And Jesus seeing him that with intelligence he answered said unto him—Not far [art thou] from the kingdom of God! And no one any longer was daring to question him.
35 And Jesus answering was saying as he taught in the temple—How say the Scribes that the Christ is Son of David?
36 David himself hath said by the Holy Spirit—The Lord hath said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I put thy foes beneath thy feet.
37 David himself calleth him Lord: whence then is he his own son? And the great multitude was hearing him gladly.
38 And in his teaching he was saying—Beware of the Scribes, Who desire in robes to be walking about, And salutations in the markets,
39 And first seats in the synagogues, And first couches in the chief meals,—
40 Who devour widows’ houses, And for a pretence are long in prayer: These shall receive a more surpassing judgment.
41 And taking his seat over against the treasury he was observing how the multitude was casting in copper into the treasury, and many rich were casting in much.
42 And there came one destitute widow, and cast in two mites which are a farthing.
43 And calling near his disciples he said to them—Verily I say unto you, This destitute widow more than they all hath cast in of those casting into the treasury;
44 For they all out of their surplus cast in, But she out of her deficiency all as much as she had cast in,—the whole of her living.