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Mark 12 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Parable of the Vine-growers

(Mat 21:33–46; Luk 20:9–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:2 - 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:3 - and they, having taken him, did severely beat him, and did send him away empty.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:4 - '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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:5 - 'And again he sent another, and that one they killed; and many others, some beating, and some killing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:6 - 'Having yet therefore one son -- his beloved -- he sent also him unto them last, saying -- They will reverence my son;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:7 - and those husbandmen said among themselves -- This is the heir, come, we may kill him, and ours shall be the inheritance;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:8 - and having taken him, they did kill, and cast him forth without the vineyard.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:9 - 'What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:10 - And this Writing did ye not read: A stone that the builders rejected, it did become the head of a corner:
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:11 - from the Lord was this, and it is wonderful in our eyes.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:12 - 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;

Jesus Answers the Pharisees, Sadducees and Scribes

(Mat 22:15–22; Luk 20:20–26 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:13 - and they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they may ensnare him in discourse,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:14 - 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?'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:15 - And he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, 'Why me do ye tempt? bring me a denary, that I may see;'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:16 - and they brought, and he saith to them, 'Whose is this image, and the inscription?' and they said to him, 'Caesar's;'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:17 - 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.
(Mat 22:23–33; Luk 20:27–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:18 - And the Sadducees come unto him, who say there is not a rising again, and they questioned him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:19 - '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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:20 - 'There were then seven brothers, and the first took a wife, and dying, he left no seed;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:21 - and the second took her, and died, neither left he seed, and the third in like manner,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:22 - and the seven took her, and left no seed, last of all died also the woman;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:23 - in the rising again, then, whenever they may rise, of which of them shall she be wife -- for the seven had her as wife?'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:24 - And Jesus answering said to them, 'Do ye not because of this go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:25 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:26 - '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;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:27 - he is not the God of dead men, but a God of living men; ye then go greatly astray.'
(Mat 22:34–40; Luk 10:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:28 - 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?'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:29 - and Jesus answered him -- 'The first of all the commands is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:30 - 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:31 - and the second is like it, this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself; -- greater than these there is no other command.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:32 - 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:33 - 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.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:34 - 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.
(Mat 22:41–46; Luk 20:41–44 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:35 - And Jesus answering said, teaching in the temple, 'How say the scribes that the Christ is son of David?
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:36 - 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:37 - therefore David himself saith of him Lord, and whence is he his son?' And the great multitude were hearing him gladly,
(Mat 23:1–7; Luk 20:45–47 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:38 - 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:39 - and first seats in the synagogues, and first couches in suppers,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:40 - who are devouring the widows' houses, and for a pretense are making long prayers; these shall receive more abundant judgment.'

The Widow's Mite

(Luk 21:1–4 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:41 - 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,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:42 - and having come, a poor widow did put in two mites, which are a farthing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:43 - 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;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:44 - for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in -- all her living.'

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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