The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Mark
- Then He began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard and
set a hedge around it, dug a place for the wine vat and built a tower. And he
leased it to vinedressers and went into a far country.
- Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that he might
receive some of the fruit of the vineyard from the vinedressers.
- And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
- Again he sent them another servant, and at him they threw stones, wounded
him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.
- And again he sent another, and him they killed; and many others, beating
some and killing some.
- Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them
last, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
- But those vinedressers said among themselves, 'This is the heir. Come, let
us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
- So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.
- Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy
the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.
- Have you not even read this Scripture: 'The stone which the builders
rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
- This was the LORD'S doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes'?"
- And they sought to lay hands on Him, but feared the multitude, for they
knew He had spoken the parable against them. So they left Him and went away.
- Then they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch
Him in His words.
- When they had come, they said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are true,
and care about no one; for You do not regard the person of men, but teach the
way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?
- Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said
to them, "Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it."
- So they brought it. And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is
this?" They said to Him, "Caesar's."
- And Jesus answered and 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.
- Then some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him; and
they asked Him, saying:
- "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies, and leaves his
wife behind, and leaves no children, his brother should take his wife and
raise up offspring for his brother.
- Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife; and dying, he left
- And the second took her, and he died; nor did he leave any offspring. And
the third likewise.
- So the seven had her and left no offspring. Last of all the woman died
- Therefore, in the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be?
For all seven had her as wife."
- Jesus answered and said to them, "Are you not therefore mistaken, because
you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?
- For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in
marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
- But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of
Moses, in the burning bush passage, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the
God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?
- He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. You are
therefore greatly mistaken."
- Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together,
perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first
commandment of all?"
- Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O
Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.
- And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first
- And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as
yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
- So the scribe said to Him, "Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth,
for there is one God, and there is no other but He.
- And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all
the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is
more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
- Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, "You are not
far from the kingdom of God." But after that no one dared question Him.
- Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, "How is it
that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?
- For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: 'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit
at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool." '
- Therefore David himself calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?" And the
common people heard Him gladly.
- Then He said to them in His teaching, "Beware of the scribes, who desire
to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces,
- The best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts,
- Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These
will receive greater condemnation."
- Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into
the treasury. And many who were rich put in much.
- Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.
- So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say
to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to
- For they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put
in all that she had, her whole livelihood."
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