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.
And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from
the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
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.
And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and
Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them,
saying, They will reverence my son.
But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill
him, and the inheritance shall be our’s.
And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the
husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is
become the head of the corner:
This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
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.
And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him
in his words.
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?
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.
And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and
superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar’s.
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
Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they
asked him, saying,
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.
Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no
And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third
And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of
them? for the seven had her to wife.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not
the scriptures, neither the power of God?
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.
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?
He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly
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
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The
Lord our God is one Lord:
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.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
There is none other commandment greater than these.
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:
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.
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.
And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes
that Christ is the son of David?
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.
David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the
common people heard him gladly.
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,
And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these
shall receive greater damnation.
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.
And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a
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
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.