11And He began to speak to them in parables : "2A man3PLANTED A VINEYARD AND PUT A aWALLAROUND IT, AND DUG A VATUNDER THE WINEPRESS AND BUILT A TOWER, and rented it out to bvine-growers and went on a journey.2"At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers.3"They took him, and beat him and sent him awayempty-handed.4"Again he sent them anotherslave, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully.5"And he sentanother, and that one they killed ; and so with manyothers, beatingsome and killingothers .6"He hadonemore to send, a belovedson ; he sent him last of all to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.'7"But thosevine-growerssaid to oneanother, 'This is the heir ; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours !'8"They took him, and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard.9"What will the cowner of the vineyarddo ? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others.10"Have you not evenreadthisScripture :'4THE STONEWHICH THE BUILDERSREJECTED,THISBECAME THE CHIEFCORNER stone;115THISCAME ABOUT FROM THE LORD,AND IT IS MARVELOUS IN OUR EYES '?"126And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the dpeople, for they understood that He spoke the parableagainst them. And so 7they left Him and wentaway.
138Then they sentsome of the Pharisees and 9Herodians to Him in order to 10trap Him in a statement.
They came and said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and edefer to noone ; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it flawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?
"Shall we payor shall we not pay ?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a gdenarius to look at."16
They brought one. And He said to them, "Whoselikeness and inscription is this ?" And they said to Him, "Caesar's."
And Jesussaid to them, "11Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they hwere amazed at Him.
1812Some Sadducees (whosay that there is noresurrection ) came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying,
19"Teacher, Moseswrote for us that 13IF A MAN'SBROTHERDIES and leavesbehind a wife AND LEAVESNOCHILD, HIS BROTHER SHOULD iMARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER.
"There were sevenbrothers ; and the firsttook a wife, and diedleavingnochildren.
"The secondonejmarried her, and diedleavingbehindnochildren ; and the thirdlikewise ;
and so kallsevenleftnochildren. Last of all the womandiedalso.
"In the resurrection, lwhen they riseagain, whichone'swife will she be? For mallsevenhad married her."
24Jesussaid to them, "Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not nunderstand the Scripturesor the power of God ?25"For when they rise from the dead, they neithermarrynor are given in marriage, but are likeangels in heaven.26"But oregarding the fact that the deadriseagain, have you not read in the book of Moses, 14in the passage about the burning bush, howGodspoke to him, saying, '15I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, and the God of Jacob '?27"16He is not the Godpof the dead, but of the living ; you are greatlymistaken."2817One of the scribescame and heard them arguing, and 18recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Whatcommandment is the qforemost of all ?"
29Jesusanswered, "The foremost is, '19HEAR, O ISRAEL ! THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONELORD ;3020AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND, AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.'31"The second is this, '21YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is noothercommandmentgreater than these."32
The scribesaid to Him, "Right, Teacher ; You have trulystated that 22HE IS ONE, AND THERE IS NOONEELSEBESIDES HIM;
3323AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS HIMSELF, 24is muchmore than allburntofferings and sacrifices."
When Jesussaw that he had answeredintelligently, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God."25After that, noone would venture to ask Him anymorequestions.
3526And Jesus began to say, as He 27taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribessay that rthe Christ is the 28son of David ?36"Davidhimselfsaidsin the HolySpirit,'29THE LORDSAID TO MY LORD,"SIT AT MY RIGHTHAND,UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIESBENEATH YOUR FEET."'37"Davidhimselfcalls Him 'Lord '; so in whatsense is He his son ?" And 30the largecrowdtenjoyedlistening to Him.
3831In His teaching He was saying : "Beware of the scribes who like to walkaround in longrobes, and like 32respectful greetings in the marketplaces,39and chiefseats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,4033who devourwidows'houses, and for appearance'ssakeofferlongprayers ; these will receivegreatercondemnation."
4134And He satdownopposite35the treasury, and began observinghow the people were 36puttingumoney into the treasury ; and manyrichpeople were putting in largesums.
A poorwidowcame and put in twovsmallcoppercoins, whichamount to a wcent.
43Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, "Truly I say to you, thispoorwidowput in more than allxthe contributors to the treasury ;44for they allput in out of their ysurplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, zall she had 37to live on."