Matthew 22 Young’s Literal Translation

The Parable of the Marriage Feast

22 1 And Jesus answering, again spake to them in similes, saying, 2 'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son, 3 and he sent forth his servants to call those having been called to the marriage-feasts, and they were not willing to come. 4 'Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Say to those who have been called: Lo, my dinner I prepared, my oxen and the fatlings have been killed, and all things 'are' ready, come ye to the marriage-feasts; 5 and they, having disregarded 'it', went away, the one to his own field, and the other to his merchandise; 6 and the rest, having laid hold on his servants, did insult and slay 'them'. 7 'And the king having heard, was wroth, and having sent forth his soldiers, he destroyed those murderers, and their city he set on fire; 8 then saith he to his servants, The marriage-feast indeed is ready, and those called were not worthy, 9 be going, then, on to the cross-ways, and as many as ye may find, call ye to the marriage-feasts. 10 'And those servants, having gone forth to the ways, did gather all, as many as they found, both bad and good, and the marriage-feast apartment was filled with those reclining. 11 'And the king having come in to view those reclining, saw there a man not clothed with clothing of the marriage-feast, 12 and he saith to him, Comrade, how didst thou come in hither, not having clothing of the marriage-feast? and he was speechless. 13 'Then said the king to the ministrants, Having bound his feet and hands, take him up and cast forth to the outer darkness, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth; 14 for many are called, and few chosen.'

Paying Taxes to Caesar

15 Then the Pharisees having gone, took counsel how they might ensnare him in words, 16 and they send to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, 'Teacher, we have known that thou art true, and the way of God in truth thou dost teach, and thou art not caring for any one, for thou dost not look to the face of men; 17 tell us, therefore, what dost thou think? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?' 18 And Jesus having known their wickedness, said, 'Why me do ye tempt, hypocrites? 19 show me the tribute-coin?' and they brought to him a denary; 20 and he saith to them, 'Whose 'is' this image and the inscription?' 21 they say to him, 'Caesar's;' then saith he to them, 'Render therefore the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;' 22 and having heard they wondered, and having left him they went away.

The Question about the Resurrection

23 In that day there came near to him Sadducees, who are saying there is not a rising again, and they questioned him, saying, 24 'Teacher, Moses said, If any one may die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and shall raise up seed to his brother. 25 'And there were with us seven brothers, and the first having married did die, and not having seed, he left his wife to his brother; 26 in like manner also the second, and the third, unto the seventh, 27 and last of all died also the woman; 28 therefore in the rising again, of which of the seven shall she be wife—for all had her?' 29 And Jesus answering said to them, 'Ye go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God; 30 for in the rising again they do not marry, nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers of God in heaven. 31 'And concerning the rising again of the dead, did ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not a God of dead men, but of living.' 33 And having heard, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching;

The Great Commandment

34 and the Pharisees, having heard that he did silence the Sadducees, were gathered together unto him; 35 and one of them, a lawyer, did question, tempting him, and saying, 36 'Teacher, which 'is' the great command in the Law?' 37 And Jesus said to him, 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding— 38 this is a first and great command; 39 and the second 'is' like to it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; 40 on these—the two commands—all the law and the prophets do hang.'

The Question about David's Son

41 And the Pharisees having been gathered together, Jesus did question them, 42 saying, 'What do ye think concerning the Christ? of whom is he son?' They say to him, 'Of David.' 43 He saith to them, 'How then doth David in the Spirit call him lord, saying, 44 The Lord said to my lord, Sit at my right hand, till I may make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If then David doth call him lord, how is he his son?' 46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor durst any from that day question him any more.

Mark 12 Young’s Literal Translation

The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen

12 1 And he began to speak to them in similes: 'A man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge around, and digged an under-winevat, and built a tower, and gave it out to husbandmen, and went abroad; 2 and he sent unto the husbandmen at the due time a servant, that from the husbandmen he may receive from the fruit of the vineyard, 3 and they, having taken him, did severely beat 'him', and did send him away empty. 4 'And again he sent unto them another servant, and at that one having cast stones, they wounded 'him' in the head, and sent away—dishonoured. 5 'And again he sent another, and that one they killed; and many others, some beating, and some killing. 6 'Having yet therefore one son—his beloved—he sent also him unto them last, saying—They will reverence my son; 7 and those husbandmen said among themselves—This is the heir, come, we may kill him, and ours shall be the inheritance; 8 and having taken him, they did kill, and cast 'him' forth without 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 And this Writing did ye not read: A stone that the builders rejected, it did become the head of a corner: 11 from the Lord was this, and it is wonderful in our eyes.' 12 And they were seeking to lay hold on him, and they feared the multitude, for they knew that against them he spake the simile, and having left him, they went away;

Paying Taxes to Caesar

13 and they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they may ensnare him in discourse, 14 and they having come, say to him, 'Teacher, we have known that thou art true, and thou art not caring for any one, for thou dost not look to the face of men, but in truth the way of God dost teach; is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not? may we give, or may we not give?' 15 And he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, 'Why me do ye tempt? bring me a denary, that I may see;' 16 and they brought, and he saith to them, 'Whose 'is' this image, and the inscription?' and they said to him, 'Caesar's;' 17 and Jesus answering said to them, 'Give back the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;' and they did wonder at him.

The Question about the Resurrection

18 And the Sadducees come unto him, who say there is not a rising again, and they questioned him, saying, 19 'Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if any one's brother may die, and may leave a wife, and may leave no children, that his brother may take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 20 'There were then seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed; 21 and the second took her, and died, neither left he seed, and the third in like manner, 22 and the seven took her, and left no seed, last of all died also the woman; 23 in the rising again, then, whenever they may rise, of which of them shall she be wife—for the seven had her as wife?' 24 And Jesus answering said to them, 'Do ye not because of this go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God? 25 for when they may rise out of the dead, they neither marry nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers who are in the heavens. 26 'And concerning the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the Book of Moses (at The Bush), how God spake 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 dead men, but a God of living men; ye then go greatly astray.'

The Great Commandment

28 And one of the scribes having come near, having heard them disputing, knowing that he answered them well, questioned him, 'Which is the first command of all?' 29 and Jesus answered him—'The first of all the commands 'is', Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one; 30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God out of all thy heart, and out of thy soul, and out of all thine understanding, and out of all thy strength—this 'is' the first command; 31 and the second 'is' like 'it', this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself;—greater than these there is no other command.' 32 And the scribe said to him, 'Well, Teacher, in truth thou hast spoken that there is one God, and there is none other but He; 33 and to love Him out of all the heart, and out of all the understanding, and out of all the soul, and out of all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as one's self, is more than all the whole burnt-offerings and the sacrifices.' 34 And Jesus, having seen him that he answered with understanding, said to him, 'Thou art not far from the reign of God;' and no one any more durst question him.

The Question about David's Son

35 And Jesus answering said, teaching in the temple, 'How say the scribes that the Christ is son of David? 36 for David himself said in the Holy Spirit, The Lord said to my lord, Sit thou on My right hand, till I place thine enemies—thy footstool; 37 therefore David himself saith of him Lord, and whence is he his son?' And the great multitude were hearing him gladly,

Jesus Denounces the Scribes

38 and he was saying to them in his teaching, 'Beware of the scribes, who will in long robes to walk, and love salutations in the market-places, 39 and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in suppers, 40 who are devouring the widows' houses, and for a pretense are making long prayers; these shall receive more abundant judgment.'

The Widow's Offering

41 And Jesus having sat down over-against the treasury, was beholding how the multitude do put brass into the treasury, and many rich were putting in much, 42 and having come, a poor widow did put in two mites, which are a farthing. 43 And having called near his disciples, he saith to them, 'Verily I say to you, that this poor widow hath put in more than all those putting into the treasury; 44 for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in—all her living.'

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