Mark 12:1-27 Darby’s Translation

The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen

12 1  And he began to say to them in parables, A man planted a vineyard, and made a fence round [it] and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and left the country. 2  And he sent a bondman to the husbandmen at the season, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3  But they took him, and beat [him], and sent [him] away empty. 4  And again he sent to them another bondman; and [at] him they [threw stones, and] struck [him] on the head, and sent [him] away with insult. 5  And [again] he sent another, and him they killed; and many others, beating some and killing some. 6  Having yet therefore one beloved son, he sent also him to them the last, saying, They will have respect for my son. 7  But those husbandmen said to one another, This is the heir: come, let us kill him and the inheritance will be ours. 8  And they took him and killed him, and cast him forth out of the vineyard. 9  What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. 10  Have ye not even read this scripture, The stone which they that builded rejected, this has become the corner-stone: 11  this is of [the] Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes? 12  And they sought to lay hold of him, and they feared the crowd; for they knew that he had spoken the parable of them. And they left him and went away.

Paying Taxes to Caesar

13  And they send to him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might catch him in speaking. 14  And they come and say to him, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any one; for thou regardest not men's person, but teachest the way of God with truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not? 15  Should we give, or should we not give? But he knowing their hypocrisy said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a denarius that I may see [it]. 16  And they brought [it]. And he says to them, Whose [is] this image and superscription? And they said to him, Caesar's. 17  And Jesus answering said to them, Pay what is Caesar's to Caesar, and what is God's to God. And they wondered at him.

The Question about the Resurrection

18  And Sadducees come to him, that say there is no resurrection; and they demanded of him saying, 19  Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if any one's brother die, and leave a wife behind, and leave no children, that his brother shall take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 20  There were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and dying did not leave seed; 21  and the second took her and died, and neither did he leave seed; and the third likewise. 22  And the seven [took her and] did not leave seed. Last of all the woman also died. 23  In the resurrection, when they shall rise again, of which of them shall she be wife, for the seven had her as wife? 24  And Jesus answering said to them, Do not ye therefore err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God? 25  For when they rise from among [the] dead they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels [who are] in the heavens. 26  But concerning the dead that they rise, have ye not read in the book of Moses, in [the section of] the bush, how God spoke to him, saying, I [am] the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 27  He is not the God of [the] dead, but of [the] living. Ye therefore greatly err.


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