12:1 And he began to speak to them by parables. A [certain] man
planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about [it], and digged [a
place for] the wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to
husbandmen, and went into a far country.
12:2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that
he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the
12:3 And they caught [him], and beat him and sent [him] away
12:4 And again, he sent to them another servant: and at him they
cast stones, and wounded [him] in the head, and sent [him] away
12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many
others; beating some, and killing some.
12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him
also last to them, saying, They will reverence my son.
12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the
heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.
12:8 And they took him, and killed [him], and cast [him] out of
12:9 What therefore will the Lord of the vineyard do? he will
come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to
12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the
builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
12:11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our
12:12 And 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 departed.
12:13 And they sent to him certain of the Pharisees, and of the
Herodians, to catch him in [his] words.
12:14 And when they had come, they say to him, Master, we know
that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest
not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is
it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?
12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their
hypocrisy, said to them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny,
that I may see [it].
12:16 And they brought [it]: and he saith to them, Whose [is]
this image and superscription? And they said to him, Cesar's.
12:17 And Jesus answering, said to them, Render to Cesar the
things that are Cesar's, and to God the things that are God's.
And they wondered at him.
12:18 Then come to him the Sadducees, who say there is no
resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
12:19 Master, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother shall die,
and leave [his] wife, and leave no children, that his brother
should take his wife, and raise seed to his brother.
12:20 Now there were seven brothers: and the first took a wife,
and dying left no seed.
12:21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any
seed: and the third likewise.
12:22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the
woman died also.
12:23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose
wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her for a wife.
12:24 And Jesus answering, said to them, Do ye not therefore
err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of
12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither
marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels who are
12:26 And concerning the dead that they rise; have ye 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
12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living:
ye therefore do greatly err.
12:28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them
reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them
well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments
[is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.
12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy
strength: this [is] the first commandment.
12:31 And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love
thy neighbor as thyself: there is no other commandment greater
12:32 And the scribe said to him, Well, Master, thou hast said
the truth: for there is one God; and there is no other but he.
12:33 And 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 burnt-offerings and sacrifices.
12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said to
him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after
that durst ask him any question.
12:35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the
temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David?
12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, The LORD said
to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thy enemies
12:37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord, and whence is he
[then] his son? and the common people heard him gladly.
12:38 And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the
scribes, who love to go in long clothing, and [love]
salutations in the market-places,
12:39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost
rooms at feasts:
12:40 Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long
prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
12:41 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how
the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were
rich cast in much.
12:42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two
mites, which make a farthing.
12:43 And he called his disciples, and saith to them, Verily I
say to you, that this poor widow hath cast in more, than all
they who have cast into the treasury.
12:44 For all [they] cast in of their abundance: but she of her
want cast in all that she had, [even] all her living.