12:1 And he began to speak to them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge about it, and dug an under winevat and built a tower, and let it out to vinedressers and went into another country.
2 And at the time he sent to the vinedressers a servant, that he might receive from the vinedressers of the fruits of the vineyard.
3 And they took him and scourged him, and sent him away empty.
4 And again he sent to them another servant; and they wounded him in the head and dishonored him.
5 And he sent another; and him they killed, and many others, scourging some, and killing some.
6 Yet one had he, a son beloved: he sent him to them last, saying: They will reverence my son.
7 But those vinedressers said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
8 And they took him and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 What will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.
10 Have you not read this scripture? A stone that the builders rejected, this became the head of the corner:
11 this was from the Lord, and it is wondrous in our eyes?
12 And they sought to lay hold on him and feared the multitude: for they knew that he had Spoken the parable against them. And leaving him they went away.
13 And they send to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they may entrap him in a word.
14 And they come and say to him: Teacher, we know that thou art true, and thou carest for no one; for thou lookest not on the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not? Must we give or not give?
15 But he, perceiving their hypocrisy, said to them: Why tempt me? Bring me a denarius that I may see it.
16 They brought it. And he said to them: Whose image is this, and the superscription? They said to him: Caesar’s.
17 And Jesus said to them: Return to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they were astonished at him.
18 And the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, came to him, and questioned him, saying:
19 Teacher, Moses wrote for us that, if any one’s brother die, and leave a wife, and leave no child, his brother shall take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.
20 There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.
21 And the second took her, and died leaving no offspring; and the third in like manner;
22 and the seven left no offspring. Last of all the woman also died.
23 In the resurrection, when they rise, of which of them shall she be the wife? For the seven had her as a wife.
24 Jesus said to them: Do you not therefore err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God?
25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in the heavens.
26 But concerning the dead, that they do rise. Have you not read in the book of Moses, at the Bush, how God spoke to him, saying: I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?
27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You greatly err.
28 And one of the scribes came forward as he had heard them disputing, and seeing that he had answered them well, he asked him: Which is the first commandment of all?
29 Jesus answered him: The first is: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord;
30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength.
31 The second is this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said to him: Teacher, in truth hast thou well said that there is One, and there is no other beside him.
33 And to love him with the whole heart, and with the whole understanding, and with the whole strength, and to love one’s neighbor as himself is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.
34 And Jesus, seeing him that he had answered with understanding, said to him: Not far art thou from the kingdom of God. And no one any more ventured to ask him a question.
35 And Jesus answered and said, while teaching in the temple: How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David?
36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit: The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand till I make thy enemies thy footstool.
37 David himself calls him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the great multitude heard him with pleasure.
38 And in his teaching he said; Beware of the scribes, who delight to walk about in robes, and love salutations in the markets,
39 And the first seats in the synagogues, and the first reclining places at suppers:
40 Who eat up widow’s houses and for a pretext make long prayers: these shall receive greater condemnation.
41 And as he sat opposite the treasury, he was observing how the multitude threw money into the treasury; and many rich men threw in much;
42 And there came one poor widow and threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
43 And calling his disciples to him, he said to them: Verily I say to you that this poor widow has thrown in more than all that are throwing into the treasury;
44 For all have thrown in out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has thrown in all that she had, her whole living.