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1 And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far 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 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen 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 caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones , and wounded him in the head , and sent him away shamefully handled . 4 Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully.
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed , and many others ; beating some , and killing some . 5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.
6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying , They will reverence 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 husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come , let us kill him, and the inheritance shall 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 cast him out of the vineyard. 8 So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do ? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto 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 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: 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 marvellous in our eyes? 11 the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes' ?"
12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way . 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 send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. 13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.
14 And when they were come , they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, 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 Shall we give , or shall we not give ? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see 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 it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's. 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" "Caesar's," they replied.
17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled 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 Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying , 18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
19 Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die , and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto 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 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children.
21 And the second took her, and died , neither left he any seed: 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 had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. 22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too.
23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise , whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. 23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?"
24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err , because ye know not the scriptures, neither 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 shall rise from the dead, they neither marry , nor are given in marriage ; but are as the angels which are 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 touching the dead, that they rise : have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto 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 the God of the dead, but the God of the living : ye therefore do greatly err . 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!"
28 And one of the scribes came , and having heard them reasoning together , and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment 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 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear , O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: 29 "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 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 And the second is like, namely this , Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none 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 unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: 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 soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is 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 discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any 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 And Jesus answered and said , while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that 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 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool . 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 therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people 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 he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations 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 the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts: 39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.
40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers : these shall receive greater damnation. 40 They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely."
41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 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 there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 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 unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in , than all they which have cast into the treasury: 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 all they did cast in of their abundance ; but she of her want did cast in all that she had , even all her living. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on."