XII. And he began to speak to them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad.
2And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruits of the vineyard.
3And they took him and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4And again he sent to them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.
5And he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
6Having yet therefore one beloved son, he sent him also to them last, saying: They will reverence my son.
7But those husbandmen said among themselves: This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.
8And they took, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.
10And have ye not read this scripture:
11This is from the Lord, and is wonderful in our eyes.
12And they sought to lay hold of him, but feared the people; for they knew that he spoke the parable against them; and they left him, and went away.
13And they send to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to entrap him with a word.
14And they come and say to him: Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest for no one; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Cæsar, or not?
15Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them: Why tempt ye me? Bring me a denáry, that I may see it.
16And they brought it. And he says to them: Whose is this image, and the inscription? And they said to him: Cæsar's.
17And Jesus answering said to them: Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marveled at him.
18And there come to him Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection. And they asked him, saying:
19Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if one's brother die, and leave a wife behind, and leave no children, his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his brother.
20There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
21And the second took her, and died, and he also left no seed; and the third likewise.
22And the seven took her, and left no seed. Last of all the woman died also.
23In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise again, of which of them shall she be wife? For the seven had her for a wife.
24Jesus answering said to them: Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the Scriptures, nor the power of God?
25For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as angels who are in heaven.
26And concerning the dead, that they rise, have ye not read in the book of Moses, at The Bush, how God spoke to him, saying: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
27He is not God of the dead, but of the living. Ye greatly err.
28And one of the scribes came to him, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he answered them well, asked him: Which commandment is first of all?
29And Jesus answered him: First is, Hear, O Israel; the Lord is our God, the Lord is one;
30and 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.
31Second is this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no other commandment greater than these.
32And the scribe said to him: Well, Teacher; thou saidst truly that he is one, and there is no other beside him;
33and 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 the whole-burnt-offerings and sacrifices.
34And Jesus, seeing that he answered intelligently, said to him: Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared any longer to question him.
35And Jesus answering said, while teaching in the temple: How say the scribes that the Christ is son of David?
36For David himself said, in the Holy Spirit:
37David himself calls him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the great multitude heard him gladly.
38And he said to them in his teaching: Beware of the scribes, who love to go about in long robes, and love greetings in the markets,
39and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first places at the feasts;
40who devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.
41And sitting over against the treasury, he beheld how the people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much.
42And one poor widow came, and cast in two mites, which are a farthing.
43And calling to him his disciples, he said to them: Verily I say to you, that this poor widow cast in more than all who are casting into the treasury.
44For all cast in out of their abundance; but she, out of her want, cast in all that she had, her whole living.