1 And he said to them, in parables, A man planted a vineyard and made a hedge about it, and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad. 2 And he sent a servant to the husbandmen at the time to receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard; 3 and they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4 And again he sent another servant to them, and they wounded him on the head, and treated him shamefully. 5 And he sent another, and they killed him; and many others, and they beat some, and killed some.
6 Having yet one beloved son, he sent him last to them, saying, They will reverence my son.
7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours. 8 And seizing him, they killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 What will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy those husbandmen, and let the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not read this Scripture, The stone which the builders rejected, has become the head of a corner; 11 this is from the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes?
12 And they sought to take him, and feared the multitude, for they knew that he spoke this parable against them. And they left him, and went away.
13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and Herodians to ensnare him in his words. 14 And they came and said to him, Teacher, we know that you are true, and care for no one, for you respect not the face of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay tribute to Caesar or not? 15 Shall we pay? or shall we not pay? But he knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why do you try me? Bring me a denarius [14 cents], that I may see it. 16 And they brought him one. And he said to them, Whose is this figure, and the inscription? And they said to him, Caesar's.
17 And Jesus said, Render Caesar's dues to Caesar, and God's to God. And they wondered at him.
18 And the Sadducees came to him, who say there is no resurrection, and asked him, saying, 19 Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if one's brother dies and leaves a wife, and leaves no child, his brother shall take his wife and raise up children for his brother. 20 There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died, and left no child; 21 and the second took her, and died leaving no child; and the third in like manner. 22 And the seven left no child. Last of all, the woman died also. 23 In the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife shall she be? for the seven had her as a wife.
24 Jesus said to them, Do you not err on this account, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are married, but are like angels in heaven. 26 But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, how God spoke to him at the bush, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27 He is not a God of the dead, but of the living; you greatly err.
28 And one of the scribes coming forward hearing them disputing, knowing that he answered them well, asked him, What commandment is first of all?
29 Jesus answered, First is, Hear Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength.
31 Second is this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
32 And the scribe said to him, Well, teacher, you have said truly; there is one [God], and no other but him; 33 and to love him with all the heart, and all the understanding, and all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as himself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 And Jesus seeing him, that he answered understandingly, said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God; and no one dared to question him more.
35 And Jesus answered and said, teaching in the temple, How do the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David? 36 David himself said, by the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.
37 David himself calls him Lord, and whence is he his son? And the great multitude heard him gladly.
38 And he said to them in his teaching, Beware of the scribes who desire to walk in long robes, and desire salutations in the markets, 39 and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first places at feasts; 40 who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers. They shall receive a greater judgment.
41 And sitting opposite to the treasury, he observed how the multitude cast copper into the treasury. And many rich men cast in much; 42 and one poor widow came and cast in two lepta, which is a quadrans [4 mills]. 43 And calling his disciples, he said to them, I tell you truly, that this poor widow has cast in more than all who have cast into the treasury. 44 For all [others] have cast in of their abundance; but she of her want has cast in all that she had her entire living.