Mark 12:28–44

28 aOne of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and brecognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the 1foremost of all?”

29 Jesus answered, The foremost is, ‘aHear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord;

30 aand you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

31 The second is this, ‘aYou shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

32 The scribe said to Him, “Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that aHe is One, and there is no one else besides Him;

33 aand to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as himself, bis much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

34 When Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God.” aAfter that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.

35 aAnd Jesus began to say, as He btaught in the temple, How is it that the scribes say that 1the Christ is the cson of David?

36 David himself said 1in the Holy Spirit,

aThe Lord said to my Lord,

Sit at My right hand,

Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.” ’

37 David himself calls HimLord’; so in what sense is He his son?” And athe large crowd 1enjoyed listening to Him.

38 aIn His teaching He was saying: Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like brespectful greetings in the market places,

39 and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,

40 awho devour widows houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”

The Widow’s Mite

41 aAnd He sat down opposite bthe treasury, and began observing how the people were cputting 1money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

42 A poor widow came and put in two 1small copper coins, which amount to a 2cent.

43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all 1the contributors to the treasury;

44 for they all put in out of their 1surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, 2all she had ato live on.”

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