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Mark 12

NIRV 1 Jesus began to speak to the people by using stories. He said, "A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it. He dug a pit for a winepress. He also built a lookout tower. He rented the vineyard out to some farmers. Then he went away on a journey. NIV 1 Jesus 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 moved to another place. NIRV 2 "At harvest time he sent a servant to the renters. He told the servant to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. NIV 2 At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. NIRV 3 But they grabbed the servant and beat him up. Then they sent him away with nothing. NIV 3 But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed. NIRV 4 So the man sent another servant to the renters. They hit this one on the head and treated him badly. NIV 4 Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully. NIRV 5 The man sent still another servant. The renters killed him. The man sent many others. The renters beat up some of them. They killed the others. NIV 5 He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed. NIRV 6 "The man had one person left to send. It was his son, and he loved him. He sent him last of all. He said, 'They will respect my son.' NIV 6 “He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ NIRV 7 "But the renters said to each other, 'This is the one who will receive all the owner's property someday. Come, let's kill him. Then everything will be ours.' NIV 7 “But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ NIRV 8 So they took him and killed him. They threw him out of the vineyard. NIV 8 So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. NIRV 9 "What will the owner of the vineyard do then? He will come and kill those renters. He will give the vineyard to others. NIV 9 “What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others. NIRV 10 "Haven't you read what Scripture says, " 'The stone the builders didn't accept has become the most important stone of all. NIV 10 Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; NIRV 11 The Lord has done it. It is wonderful in our eyes'?" (Psalm 118:22,23) NIV 11 the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?” NIRV 12 Then the religious leaders looked for a way to arrest Jesus. They knew he had told the story against them. But they were afraid of the crowd. So they left him and went away. NIV 12 Then the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders 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. NIRV 13 Later the religious leaders sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus. They wanted to trap him with his own words. NIV 13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words. NIRV 14 They came to him and said, "Teacher, we know you are a man of honor. You don't let others tell you what to do or say. You don't care how important they are. But you teach the way of God truthfully. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? NIV 14 They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, 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 the imperial tax to Caesar or not? NIRV 15 Should we pay or shouldn't we?" But Jesus knew what they were trying to do. So he asked, "Why are you trying to trap me? Bring me a silver coin. Let me look at it." NIV 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.” NIRV 16 They brought the coin. He asked them, "Whose picture is this? And whose words?" "Caesar's," they replied. NIV 16 They brought the coin, and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”“Caesar’s,” they replied. NIRV 17 Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. And give to God what belongs to God." They were amazed at him. NIV 17 Then Jesus said to them, “Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”And they were amazed at him. NIRV 18 The Sadducees came to Jesus with a question. They do not believe that people rise from the dead. NIV 18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. NIRV 19 "Teacher," they said, "Moses wrote for us about a man who died and didn't have any children. But he did leave a wife behind. That man's brother must get married to the widow. He must have children to carry on his dead brother's name. NIV 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 raise up offspring for his brother. NIRV 20 "There were seven brothers. The first one got married. He died without leaving any children. NIV 20 Now there were seven brothers. The first one married and died without leaving any children. NIRV 21 The second one got married to the widow. He also died and left no child. It was the same with the third one. NIV 21 The second one married the widow, but he also died, leaving no child. It was the same with the third. NIRV 22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too. NIV 22 In fact, none of the seven left any children. Last of all, the woman died too. NIRV 23 When the dead rise, whose wife will she be? All seven of them were married to her." NIV 23 At the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?” NIRV 24 Jesus replied, "You are mistaken because you do not know the Scriptures. And you do not know the power of God. NIV 24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? NIRV 25 When the dead rise, they won't get married. And their parents won't give them to be married. They will be like the angels in heaven. NIV 25 When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. NIRV 26 "What about the dead rising? Haven't you read in the scroll of Moses the story of the bush? God said to Moses, 'I am the God of Abraham. I am the God of Isaac. And I am the God of Jacob.'(Exodus 3:6) NIV 26 Now about the dead rising—have you not read in the Book of Moses, in the account of the burning bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? NIRV 27 He is not the God of the dead. He is the God of the living. You have made a big mistake!" NIV 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!” NIRV 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard the Sadducees arguing. He noticed that Jesus had given the Sadducees a good answer. So he asked him, "Which is the most important of all the commandments?" NIV 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?” NIRV 29 Jesus answered, "Here is the most important one. Moses said, 'Israel, listen to me. The Lord is our God. The Lord is one. NIV 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. NIRV 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind and with all your strength.'(Deuteronomy 6:4,5) NIV 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.’ NIRV 31 And here is the second one. 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'(Leviticus 19:18) There is no commandment more important than these." NIV 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.” NIRV 32 "You have spoken well, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one. There is no other God but him. NIV 32 “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. NIRV 33 To love God with all your heart and mind and strength is very important. So is loving your neighbor as you love yourself. These things are more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." NIV 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.” NIRV 34 Jesus saw that the man had answered wisely. He said to him, "You are not far from God's kingdom." From then on, no one dared to ask Jesus any more questions. NIV 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. NIRV 35 Jesus was teaching in the temple courtyard. He asked, "Why do the teachers of the law say that the Christ is the son of David? NIV 35 While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? NIRV 36 The Holy Spirit spoke through David himself. David said, " 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your control." ' (Psalm 110:1) NIV 36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: “ ‘The Lord said to my Lord:“Sit at my right handuntil I put your enemiesunder your feet.” ’ NIRV 37 David himself calls him 'Lord.' So how can he be David's son?" The large crowd listened to Jesus with delight. NIV 37 David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?”The large crowd listened to him with delight. NIRV 38 As he taught, he said, "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in long robes. They like to be greeted in the market places. NIV 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 with respect in the marketplaces, NIRV 39 They love to have the most important seats in the synagogues. They also love to have the places of honor at dinners. NIV 39 and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. NIRV 40 They take over the houses of widows. They say long prayers to show off. God will punish those men very much." NIV 40 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.” NIRV 41 Jesus sat down across from the place where people put their temple offerings. He watched the crowd putting their money into the offering boxes. Many rich people threw large amounts into them. NIV 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. NIRV 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins. They were worth much less than a penny. NIV 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. NIRV 43 Jesus asked his disciples to come to him. He said, "What I'm about to tell you is true. That poor widow has put more into the offering box than all the others. NIV 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. NIRV 44 They all gave a lot because they are rich. But she gave even though she is poor. She put in everything she had. She gave all she had to live on." NIV 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

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