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1 And he began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a pit for the winepress and built a tower, and leased it to tenants and went into another country. 1 He then began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey.
2 When the season came, he sent a servant to the tenants to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 2 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.
3 And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
4 Again he sent to them another servant, and they struck him on the head and treated him shamefully. 4 Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully.
5 And he sent another, and him they killed. And so with many others: some they beat, and some they killed. 5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.
6 He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, 'They will respect my son.' 6 "He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
7 But those tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' 7 "But the tenants said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let's kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
8 And they took him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. 8 So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
9 What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. 9 "What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others.
10 Have you not read this Scripture: "'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; 10 Haven't you read this scripture: " 'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
11 this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?" 11 the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes' ?"
12 And they were seeking to arrest him but feared the people, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them. So they left him and went away. 12 Then they looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.
13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. 13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.
14 And they came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?" 14 They came to him and said, "Teacher, we know you are a man of integrity. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?
15 But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it." 15 Should we pay or shouldn't we?" But Jesus knew their hypocrisy. "Why are you trying to trap me?" he asked. "Bring me a denarius and let me look at it."
16 And they brought one. And he said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" They said to him, "Caesar's." 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied.
17 Jesus 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. 17 Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." And they were amazed at him.
18 And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection. And they asked him a question, saying, 18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
19 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 19 "Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother.
20 There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no offspring. 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children.
21 And the second took her, and died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise. 21 The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third.
22 And the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died. 22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too.
23 In the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife." 23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
24 Jesus said to them, "Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God? 24 Jesus replied, "Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or 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. 25 When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
26 And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? 26 Now about the dead rising--have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account of the bush, how God said to him, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'
27 He is not God of the dead, but of the living. You are quite wrong." 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!"
28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?" 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"
29 Jesus answered, "The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 29 "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
30 And 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.' 30 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: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." 31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
32 And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. 32 "Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him.
33 And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." 33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all 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 to ask him any more questions. 34 When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions.
35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, "How is it that the teachers of the law say that the Christ is the son of David?
36 David himself, in the Holy Spirit, declared, "'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.' 36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '
37 David himself calls him Lord. So how is he his son?" And the great throng heard him gladly. 37 David himself calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?" The large crowd listened to him with delight.
38 And in his teaching he said, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 38 As he taught, Jesus said, "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted in the marketplaces,
39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.
40 who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation." 40 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."
41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.
42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.
43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on." 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on."