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Mark Chapter 12

Mark 12:1 Then He began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a place for the wine press, and built a watch tower, and leased it out to some vinedressers, and went into a far country.

Mark 12:2 And at the proper season he sent to the vinedressers, a slave that he might receive from the vinedressers of the fruit of the vineyard.

Mark 12:3 But they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.

Mark 12:4 Yet again he sent to them another slave; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.

Mark 12:5 Yet again he sent another; and him they murdered, and many others; beating some, and murdering some.

Mark 12:6 Therefore having yet one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last to them, saying, they will respect my son.

Mark 12:7 But those vinedressers said among themselves, this is the heir; come, let us murder him, and the inheritance will be ours.

Mark 12:8 So they took him, and murdered him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

Mark 12:9 What will therefore the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and will give the vineyard to others.

Mark 12:10 Have you not read this scripture; the stone which the builders rejected has become chief cornerstone:

Mark 12:11 this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Mark 12:12 Then they sought to lay hold on Him, but feared the people: for they knew that He had spoken the parable against them: and they left Him, and went their way.

Mark 12:13 So they send to Him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch Him in His words.

Mark 12:14 When they had come, they say to Him, Master, we know that You are true, and are not anxious about anyone: for You regard not the approval of men, but teach the way of God in reality: is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

Mark 12:15 Will we give, or will we not give? But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, why do you tempt Me? Bring Me a denarius, that I may see it.

Mark 12:16 Then they brought it. And He said to them, whose is this image and inscription? They said to Him, Caesar’s.

Mark 12:17 So Jesus answered and said to them, render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. So they marveled at Him.

Mark 12:18 Then came to Him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and they asked Him, saying,

Mark 12:19 Master, Moses wrote to us, if a man’s brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up children for his brother.

Mark 12:20 Now there were seven brothers: and the first took a wife, and dying left no children.

Mark 12:21 So the second took her, and died, neither left any children: and the third likewise.

Mark 12:22 And the seven had her, and left no children: last of all the woman died also.

Mark 12:23 Therefore in the resurrection, when they will rise, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as a wife.

Mark 12:24 Then Jesus answered and said to them, therefore do you not error, because you know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God?

Mark 12:25 For when they will rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

Mark 12:26 And as concerning the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spoke to him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

Mark 12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: Therefore you do greatly error.

Mark 12:28 Then one of the scribes came, having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, which is the first commandment of all?

Mark 12:29 Jesus answered him, the first of all the commandments is, hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord:

Mark 12:30 and you will love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.

Mark 12:31 And the second is similar, namely this, you will love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

Mark 12:32 So the scribe said to Him, well, Master, You have said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but He:

Mark 12:33 to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole ascension offerings and sacrifices.

Mark 12:34 When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, you are not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that dared ask Him any question.

Mark 12:35 Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, why do the scribes say that Christ is the son of David?

Mark 12:36 For David himself said in the Holy Spirit, the LORD said to My Lord, sit on My right, until I make Your enemies Your footstool.

Mark 12:37 Therefore David himself calls Him Lord; and how is He then his Son? And the common people heard Him gladly.

Mark 12:38 He said to them in His teaching, beware of the scribes, who love to go in fine clothing, and love greetings in the marketplaces,

Mark 12:39 and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

Mark 12:40 who devour widows’ houses, and for a show make long prayers: these will receive greater condemnation.

Mark 12:41 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much.

Mark 12:42 Then there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a small fraction of a denarius.

Mark 12:43 So He called to Him His disciples, and said to them, truthfully I say to you, that this poor widow has cast more in than all they which have cast into the treasury:

Mark 12:44 for all they that cast in was of their abundance; but she of her poverty did cast in all that she had, even all her living.