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Mark 12

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Renters of a Vineyard
(Matthew 21.33-46; Luke 20.9-19)
12
1 Jesus then told them this story:
12.1 Is 5.1
A farmer once planted a vineyard. He built a wall around it and dug a pit to crush the grapes in. He also built a lookout tower. Then he rented out his vineyard and left the country.
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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.
2 When it was harvest time, he sent a servant to get his share of the grapes.
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.
3 The renters grabbed the servant. They beat him up and sent him away without a thing. 3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 The owner sent another servant, but the renters beat him on the head and insulted him terribly.
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.
5 Then the man sent another servant, and they killed him. He kept sending servant after servant. They beat some of them and killed others. 5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
6 The owner had a son he loved very much. Finally, he sent his son to the renters because he thought they would respect him.
6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But they said to themselves, “Someday he will own this vineyard. Let's kill him! That way we can have it all for ourselves.” 7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
8 So they grabbed the owner's son and killed him. Then they threw his body out of the vineyard. 8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 Jesus asked, “What do you think the owner of the vineyard will do? He will come and kill those renters and let someone else have his 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.
10 You surely know that the Scriptures say,
12.10,11 Ps 118.22,23.

‘The stone that the builders
tossed aside
is now the most important
stone of all.
10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
11 This is something
the Lord has done,
and it is amazing to us.’ ”
11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

12 The leaders knew that Jesus was really talking about them, and they wanted to arrest him. But because they were afraid of the crowd, they let him alone and left.
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.
Paying Taxes
(Matthew 22.15-22; Luke 20.20-26)
13 The Pharisees got together with Herod's followers.
y 12.13 Herod's followers: People who were political followers of the family of Herod the Great and his son Herod Antipas.
Then they sent some men to trick Jesus into saying something wrong.
13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.
14 They went to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are honest. You treat everyone with the same respect, no matter who they are. And you teach the truth about what God wants people to do. Tell us, should we pay taxes to the Emperor or not?” 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?
15 Jesus knew what they were up to, and he said, “Why are you trying to test me? Show me a coin!”
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.
penny: valuing of our money seven pence halfpenny
16 They brought him a silver coin, and he asked, “Whose picture and name are on it?”
“The Emperor's,” they answered.
16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
17 Then Jesus told them, “Give the Emperor what belongs to him and give God what belongs to God.” The men were amazed at Jesus.
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.
Life in the Future World
(Matthew 22.23-33; Luke 20.27-40)
18 The Sadducees did not believe that people would rise to life after death. So some of them came to Jesus and said:
12.18 Ac 23.8.
18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
19 Teacher, Moses wrote that if a married man dies and has no children, his brother should marry the widow. Their first son would then be thought of as the son of the dead brother.
12.19 Dt 25.5
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.
20 There were once seven brothers. The first one married, but died without having any children. 20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
21 The second brother married his brother's widow, and he also died without having children. The same thing happened to the third brother, 21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
22 and finally to all seven brothers. At last the woman died. 22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
23 When God raises people from death, whose wife will this woman be? After all, she had been married to all seven brothers. 23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
24 Jesus answered:
You are completely wrong! You don't know what the Scriptures teach. And you don't know anything about the power of God.
24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
25 When God raises people to life, they won't marry. They will be like the angels in heaven. 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.
26 You surely know about people being raised to life. You know that in the story about Moses and the burning bush, God said, “I am the God worshiped by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
z 12.26 “I am the God worshiped by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob”: Jesus argues that if God is worshiped by these three, they must still be alive, because he is the God of the living.
12.26 Ex 3.6.
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?
27 He isn't the God of the dead, but of the living. You Sadducees are all wrong. 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
The Most Important Commandment
(Matthew 22.34-40; Luke 10.25-28)
28 One of the teachers of the Law of Moses came up while Jesus and the Sadducees were arguing. When he heard Jesus give a good answer, he asked him, “What is the most important commandment?”
12.28-34 Lk 10.25-28.
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?
29 Jesus answered, “The most important one says: ‘People of Israel, you have only one Lord and God.
12.29,30 Dt 6.4,5.
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 You must love him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.’ 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.
31 The second most important commandment says: ‘Love others as much as you love yourself.’ No other commandment is more important than these.”
12.31 Lv 19.18.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32 The man replied, “Teacher, you are certainly right to say there is only one God.
12.32 Dt 4.35
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:
33 It is also true that we must love God with all our heart, mind, and strength, and that we must love others as much as we love ourselves. These commandments are more important than all the sacrifices and offerings that we could possibly make.”
12.33 Ho 6.6.
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.
34 When Jesus saw that the man had given a sensible answer, he told him, “You are not far from God's kingdom.” After this, no one dared ask Jesus any more questions.
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.
About David's Son
(Matthew 22.41-46; Luke 20.41-44)
35 As Jesus was teaching in the temple, he said, “How can the teachers of the Law of Moses say that the Messiah will come from the family of King David?
35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
36 The Holy Spirit led David to say,
12.36 Ps 110.1.

‘The Lord said to my Lord:
Sit at my right side
a 12.36 right side: The place of power and honor.
until I make your enemies
into a footstool for you.’
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.

37 If David called the Messiah his Lord, how can the Messiah be his son?”
b 12.37 David ... his son: See the note at 10.47.
The large crowd enjoyed listening to Jesus teach.
37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
Jesus Condemns the Pharisees and the Teachers of the Law of Moses
(Matthew 23.1-36; Luke 20.45-47)
38 As Jesus was teaching, he said:
Guard against the teachers of the Law of Moses! They love to walk around in long robes and be greeted in the market.
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,
39 They like the front seats in the meeting places and the best seats at banquets. 39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
40 But they cheat widows out of their homes and pray long prayers just to show off. They will be punished most of all. 40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
A Widow's Offering
(Luke 21.1-4)
41 Jesus was sitting in the temple near the offering box and watching people put in their gifts. He noticed that many rich people were giving a lot of money.
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.
money: a piece of brass money
42 Finally, a poor widow came up and put in two coins that were worth only a few pennies. 42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
mites: it is the seventh part of one piece of that brass money
43 Jesus told his disciples to gather around him. Then he said:
I tell you that this poor widow has put in more than all the others.
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:
44 Everyone else gave what they didn't need. But she is very poor and gave everything she had. Now she doesn't have a cent to live on. 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.

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