Mark 12:28-44 American Standard Version

The Great Commandment

28  And one of the scribes came, and heard them questioning together, and knowing that he had answered them well, asked him, What commandment is the first of all? 29  Jesus answered, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God, the Lord is one: 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. 31  The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32  And the scribe said unto him, Of a truth, Teacher, thou hast well said that he is one; and there is none other but he: 33  and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is much more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices. 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.

The Question about David's Son

35  And Jesus answered and said, as he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that the Christ is the son of David? 36  David himself said in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet. 37  David himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

Jesus Denounces the Scribes

38  And in his teaching he said, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and [to have] salutations in the marketplaces, 39  and chief seats in the synagogues, and chief places at feasts: 40  they that devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.

The Widow's Offering

41  And he sat down over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 42  And there came a poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. 43  And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, This poor widow cast in more than all they that are casting into the treasury: 44  for they all did cast in of their superfluity; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, [even] all her living.

Add Another Translation