12:1 And he began to speak unto them by parables. A [certain] man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about [it], and digged [a place for] the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
12:1 Then He began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a place for the wine vat and built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers 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 vineyard.
12:2 "Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that he might receive some of the fruit of the vineyard from the vinedressers.

12:3 And they caught [him], and beat him, and sent [him] away empty.
12:3 "And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.

12:4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded [him] in the head, and sent [him] away shamefully handled.
12:4 "Again he sent them another servant, and at him they threw stones, wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.

12:5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
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 wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
12:6 "Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to them last, saying, 'They will respect my son.'

12:7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
12:7 "But those vinedressers 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 the vineyard.
12:8 "So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.

12:9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
12:9 "Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.

12:10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:
12:10 "Have you not even read this Scripture: 'The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.

12:11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
12:11 This was the LORD'S doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes'?"

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 went their way.
12:12 And they sought to lay hands on Him, but feared the multitude, for they knew He had spoken the parable against them. So they left Him and went away.

12:13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in [his] words.
12:13 Then they sent to Him some of the Pharisees and the Herodians, to catch Him in His words.

12:14 And when they were come, they say unto 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 Caesar, or not?
12:14 When they had come, they said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and care about no one; for You do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?

12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see [it].
12:15 "Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?" But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it."

12:16 And they brought [it]. And he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar's.
12:16 So they brought it. And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?" They said to Him, "Caesar's."

12:17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
12:17 And Jesus answered and said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they marveled at Him.

12:18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,
12:18 Then some Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him; and they asked Him, saying:

12:19 Master, Moses wrote unto 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 seed unto his brother.
12:19 "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies, and leaves his wife behind, and leaves no children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.

12:20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
12:20 "Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife; and dying, he left no offspring.

12:21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.
12:21 "And the second took her, and he died; nor did he leave any offspring. And the third likewise.

12:22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
12:22 "So the seven had her and left no offspring. 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 to wife.
12:23 "Therefore, in the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be? For all seven had her as wife."

12:24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
12:24 Jesus answered and said to them, "Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?

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

12:26 And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I [am] the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
12:26 "But concerning the dead, that they rise, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the burning bush passage, how God spoke to him, saying, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'?

12:27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
12:27 "He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. You are therefore greatly mistaken."

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?
12:28 Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, 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:
12:29 Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.

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.
12:30 'And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment.

12:31 And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
12:31 "And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
12:32 So the scribe said to Him, "Well said, Teacher. You have spoken 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] neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
12:33 "And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

12:34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him [any question].
12:34 Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." But after that no one dared question Him.

12:35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
12:35 Then Jesus answered and said, while He taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David?

12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
12:36 "For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: 'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool."'

12:37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he [then] his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
12:37 "Therefore David himself calls Him 'Lord'; how is He then his Son?" And the common people heard Him gladly.

12:38 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and [love] salutations in the marketplaces,
12:38 Then He said to them in His teaching, "Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces,

12:39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
12:39 "the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts,

12:40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
12:40 "who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation."

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.
12:41 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much.

12:42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
12:42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.

12:43 And he called [unto him] his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
12:43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury;

12:44 For all [they] did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, [even] all her living.
12:44 "for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood."