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12 Then i He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard, j put a fence around it, dug out a pit for a winepress, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and went away. 2 At harvest time he sent k a * slave l to the farmers to collect some of the fruit m of the vineyard from the farmers. 3 But they took him, beat n him, and sent him away empty-handed. o 4 Again he sent another slave to them, and they p hit him on the head and treated him shamefully. q 5 Then he sent another, and they killed that one. He also sent many others; they beat some and they killed some.
The w stone that the builders rejected
11 This came from the Lord z
and is wonderful in our eyes?” a
13 Then b they sent some of the * Pharisees c and the * Herodians d to Him to trap Him by what He said. e f 14 When they came, they said to Him, “Teacher, we know You are truthful and defer to no one, for You don’t show partiality g h but teach truthfully the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes i to Caesar or not? 15 Should we pay, or should we not pay?”
“Caesar’s,” they said.
18 Some q * Sadducees, r who say there is no resurrection, s came to Him and questioned Him: 19 “Teacher, t Moses u wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaves his wife behind, and leaves no child, v his brother should take the wife w and produce * offspring for his brother. x y 20 There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying, left no offspring. 21 The second also took her, and he died, leaving no offspring. And the third likewise. 22 So the seven z left no offspring. Last of all, the woman died too. 23 In the resurrection, when they rise, a whose wife will she be, since the seven had married her?” b
24 Jesus told them, “Are you not deceived because you don’t know the Scriptures c or the power d of God? e 25 For when they rise f from the dead, g they neither marry nor are given in marriage h but are like angels i in heaven. 26 Now concerning the dead being raised—haven’t you read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him: I j am the God of Abraham k and the God of Isaac l and the God of Jacob? m n 27 He is not God of the dead but of the living. You are badly deceived.”
29 “This is the most important,” r Jesus answered:
32 Then the scribe said to Him, “You are right, Teacher! You have correctly said that He is One, and there is no one f else except Him. g 33 And to love h Him with all your heart, with all your understanding, i and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself, is far more important than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices.” j
The Lord t declared to my Lord,
‘Sit at My right hand u
38 He x also said in His teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who want to go around in long robes, y and who want greetings in the marketplaces, z 39 the front seats a in the * synagogues, b and the places of honor c at banquets. d 40 They devour e widows’ f houses and say long prayers g just for show. These will receive harsher punishment.”
41 Sitting h across from the temple treasury, i He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich j people were putting in large sums. 42 And a poor k widow came and dropped in two tiny coins worth very little. l 43 Summoning His disciples, m He said to them, “* I assure you: n This poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury. o 44 For they all gave out of their surplus, p but she out of her poverty q has put in everything she possessed r—all she had to live on.” s
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