1 aAnd He began to speak to them in parables: “bA man cplanted a vineyard and put a 1wall around it, and dug a vat under the wine press and built a tower, and rented it out to 2vine-growers and went on a journey.
9 “What will the 1owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others.
‘aThe stone which the builders rejected,
This became the chief corner stone;
11 aThis came about from the Lord,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?”
14 They * came and * said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and 1defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it 2lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?
15 “Shall we pay or shall we not pay?” But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, “Why are you testing Me? Bring Me a 1denarius to look at.”
16 They brought one. And He * said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” And they said to Him, “Caesar’s.”
21 “The second one 1married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise;
22 and so 1all seven left no children. Last of all the woman died also.
24 Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not 1understand the Scriptures or the power of God?
26 “But 1regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, ain the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘bI am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?
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;
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.
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.” ’
40 awho devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”
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;
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