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1 Then, using this illustration, Jesus spoke to them. He said, "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, made a vat for the winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to vineyard workers and went on a trip. 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 "At the right time he sent a servant to the workers to collect from them a share of the grapes from 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 The workers took the servant, beat him, and sent him back with nothing. 3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
4 So the man sent another servant to them. They hit the servant 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 The man sent another, and they killed that servant. Then he sent many other servants. Some of these they beat, and others 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 one more person to send. That person was his son, whom he loved. Finally, he sent his son to them. He thought, '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 workers said to one another, 'This is the heir. Let's 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 So they took him, 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 workers 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 never read the Scripture passage: '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 The Lord has done this, and it is amazing for us to see'?" 11 the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes' ?"
12 They wanted to arrest him but were afraid of the crowd. They knew that he had directed this illustration at them. So they left him alone 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 The leaders sent some of the Pharisees and some of Herod's followers to Jesus. They wanted to trap him into saying the wrong thing. 13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.
14 When they came to him, they said, "Teacher, we know that you tell the truth. You don't favor individuals because of who they are. Rather, you teach the way of God truthfully. Is it right to pay taxes to the emperor or not? Should we pay taxes or 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 Jesus recognized their hypocrisy, so he asked them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a coin so that I can 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 They brought a coin. He said to them, "Whose face and name is this?" They told him, "The emperor'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, "Give the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and give God what belongs to God." They were surprised at his reply. 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 Some Sadducees, who say that people will never come back to life, came to Jesus. They asked him, 18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
19 "Teacher, Moses wrote for us, 'If a man dies and leaves a wife but no child, his brother should marry his widow and have children 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 got married and died without having children. 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children.
21 The second married her and died without having children. So did the third. 21 The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third.
22 None of the seven brothers had any children. Last of all, the woman died. 22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too.
23 When the dead come back to life, whose wife will she be? The seven brothers had married her." 23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
24 Jesus said to them, "Aren't you mistaken because you don't know the Scriptures or God's power? 24 Jesus replied, "Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?
25 When the dead come back to life, they don't marry. Rather, they are like the 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 Haven't you read in the book of Moses that the dead come back to life? It's in the passage about the bush, where God said, 'I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and 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'+t +u?
27 He's not the God of the dead but of the living. You're badly mistaken!" 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!"
28 One of the scribes went to Jesus during the argument with the Sadducees. He saw how well Jesus answered them, so he asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of them 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, 'Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord. 29 "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
30 So love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, 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 most important commandment is this: 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these." 31 The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
32 The scribe said to Jesus, "Teacher, that was well said! You've told the truth that there is only one God and 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 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself is more important than all the 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 When Jesus heard how wisely the man answered, he told the man, "You're not too far from the kingdom of God." After that, no one dared to ask him another question. 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 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courtyard, he asked, "How can the scribes say that the Messiah is David's son? 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, guided by the Holy Spirit, said, 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Take the highest position in heaven until I put your enemies under your control."' 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 calls him Lord. So how can he be his son?" The large crowd enjoyed listening to him. 37 David himself calls him 'Lord.' How then can he be his son?" The large crowd listened to him with delight.
38 As he taught, he said, "Watch out for the scribes! They like to walk around in long robes, to be greeted 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 to have the front seats in synagogues and the places of honor at dinners. 39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.
40 They rob widows by taking their houses and then say long prayers to make themselves look good. The scribes will receive the most severe punishment." 40 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."
41 As Jesus sat facing the temple offering box, he watched how [much] money people put into it. Many rich people put in large amounts. 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 A poor widow dropped in two small coins, worth less than a cent. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.
43 He called his disciples and said to them, "I can guarantee this truth: This poor widow has given more than all the others. 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 All of them have given what they could spare. But she, in her poverty, has given everything 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."