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Mark 11:27Mark 12:44

C. Being Tested and Examined

1. By the Chief Priests, Scribes, and Elders

27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the atemple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to Him,

28 And said to Him, By what authority do You do these things, or who gave You this aauthority to do these things?

29 And Jesus said to them, I will question you about one thing; answer Me and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

30 The abaptism of John, was it from bheaven or from men? Answer Me.

31 And they reasoned with one another saying, If we say, From heaven, He will say, Why then did you anot believe him?

32 But should we say, From men? -- they afeared the crowd, for all held that bJohn was really a cprophet.

33 And they answered Jesus and said, We do 1not know. And Jesus said to them, 2Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.


1 1And He began to aspeak to them in bparables: A man planted a cvineyard and put a hedge around it and dug a vat for a dwinepress and built a tower; and he leased it out to evinedressers and went fabroad.

2 And he sent a aslave to the vinedressers at the proper time so that from the vinedressers he might take of the fruit of the vineyard.

3 And they took him and abeat him and sent him away empty-handed.

4 And again he sent to them another slave; and that one they struck on the head and dishonored.

5 And he sent another, and that one they akilled; and so with many others, beating some and killing others.

6 He had yet one, a abeloved son; he sent him to them last, saying, They will respect my son.

7 But those vinedressers said to one another, This is the aheir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!

8 And they took him and akilled him and threw him bout of the vineyard.

9 What then will the amaster of the vineyard do? He will come and bdestroy the vinedressers and will give the vineyard to 1cothers.

10 Have you not even read this Scripture, "The stone which the abuilders rejected, this has become the head of the 1corner.

11 This was from the Lord, and it is marvelous in our eyes''?

12 And they asought to seize Him, yet they bfeared the crowd, for they perceived that it was with them in view that He spoke the parable. And cleaving Him, they went away.

2. By the Pharisees and Herodians

13 1And they asent to Him some of the 2Pharisees and bHerodians that they might catch Him in His cspeech.

14 And they came and said to Him, Teacher, we know that You are true and 1do not fear anyone, for You do not regard the 2aperson of men, but teach the bway of God in truth. Is it lawful to give ctribute to dCaesar, or not? Should we give, or should we not give?

15 But He, knowing their ahypocrisy, said to them, Why do you btempt Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may look at it.

16 And they brought one. And He said to them, Whose is this image and inscription? And they said to Him, Caesar's.

17 And Jesus said to them, The things that are Caesar's arender to Caesar, and the bthings that are God's cto God. And they marveled greatly at Him.

3. By the Sadducees

18 1And some aSadducees came to Him, who say that there is bno resurrection, and they cquestioned Him, saying,

19 Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if anyone's brother dies and leaves a awife behind and leaves no child, his brother should take the wife and raise up seed to his brother.

20 There were seven brothers. And the first took a wife, and when he died, he left no seed;

21 And the second took her and died, leaving behind no seed; and the third similarly;

22 And the seven left no seed. Last of all the woman also died.

23 In the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife.

24 Jesus said to them, Is it not because of this that you err, that you do anot know the Scriptures nor the bpower of God?

25 For when they arise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in the heavens.

26 But concerning the dead, that they are raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the section concerning the abush, how God spoke to him, saying, "I am the bGod of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob''?

27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the aliving. You err greatly.

4. By a Scribe

28 And 1one of the 2scribes approached and heard them 3disputing; and perceiving that He answered them well, he aquestioned Him, Which is the first commandment of all?

29 Jesus answered, The first is: "Hear, Israel: the Lord our God is aone Lord;

30 And you shall alove the Lord your God from your whole heart and from your whole soul and from your whole mind and from your whole 1strength.''

31 The second is this: "You shall alove your neighbor as yourself.'' There is no other commandment greater than 1these.

32 And the scribe said to Him, Well said, Teacher; in truth You have said that He is one and there is not another abesides Him;

33 And to love Him from the whole heart and from the whole understanding and from the whole strength and to love one's neighbor as himself is much more than all the burnt aofferings and sacrifices.

34 And Jesus, seeing that he answered intelligently, said to him, You are not far from the akingdom of God. And no one bdared to question Him anymore.

5. Muzzling All the Mouths

35 1And Jesus, while He was 2ateaching in the temple, answered and bsaid, How is it that the 3cscribes say that the Christ is the son of David?

36 David himself said in the aHoly Spirit, "The Lord said to my Lord, bSit at My right hand until I put Your enemies cunderneath Your feet.''

37 David himself calls Him Lord, and how is He ahis 1son? And the great crowd bheard Him gladly.

6. Warning against the Scribes

38 And in His ateaching He bsaid, Beware of the cscribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and like greetings in the marketplaces

39 And achief seats in the synagogues and bplaces of honor at the dinners,

40 Who adevour the widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These shall receive bgreater 1judgment.

7. Praising the Poor Widow

41 And He sat down opposite the atreasury and 1bwatched how the crowd cast 2cmoney into the treasury. And many rich people cast in much.

42 And one apoor widow came and cast in two lepta, which is a 1quadrans.

43 And He called His disciples to Him and said to them, Truly I say to you that this poor widow has cast in more than all those who were casting into the treasury,

44 For they all cast in out of their surplus, but she, out of her lack, has cast in all that she had, her whole aliving.