. The traders cast out from the temple. Parable of the two sons. Parable of the
vineyard and husbandmen. Parable of the king and the wedding feast. On tribute,
marriage, and resurrection. The two greatest commandments.
when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount
of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
2 Saying unto them, Go into the village which is before you,
and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and
bring them unto me.
3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord
hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
4 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
5 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their
clothes, and he sat thereon.
6 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the
way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.
7 And when he was come into
, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
8 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye
how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
9 Now there were certain Greeks among them that came up to
worship at the feast:
10 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida
of Galilee, and asked him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
11 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and then Andrew and
Philip tell Jesus.
12 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that
the Son of man should be glorified.
13 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat
fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth
14 And he left them, and went out of the city into
; and he lodged there.
15 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany,
16 Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them
that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the
moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves;
17 And would not suffer that any man should carry any goods
through the temple.
18 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My
house shall be called the house of prayer for all nations? but ye have made it a
den of thieves.
19 And the chief priests and scribes heard it, and sought how
they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was
astonished at his teaching.
20 And when even was come, they went out of the city.
they come again to
: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and
the scribes, and the elders,
22 And he said unto them, But what think ye? A certain man
had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my
23 And he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he
repented, and went.
24 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he
answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
25 Which of the twain did the will of his father? They
answer, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the
publicans and the harlots go into the
27 A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about
it, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower, and let it out to
husbandmen, and went into a far country.
28 And at the harvest season he sent to the husbandmen a
servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
29 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away
30 And again he sent unto them another servant; and they
wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
31 And again he sent another; and him they killed; and many
others, beating some, and killing some.
32 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him
also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
33 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the
heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ourís.
34 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the
35 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will
come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
36 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his
parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
37 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the
multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
39 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which
made a marriage feast for his son,
40 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden
to the wedding feast: and they would not come.
41 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them
which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are
killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage feast.
42 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his
farm, another to his business:
43 And the remnant took his servants, and treated them
shamefully and slew them.
44 But the king was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and
destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
45 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but
they which were bidden were not worthy.
46 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall
find, bid to the marriage feast.
47 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered
together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding hall was
furnished with guests.
when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a
49 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither
not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
50 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and
foot, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of
51 For many are called, but few are chosen.
went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
53 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the
Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of
God in truth, neither deferrest thou to any man: for thou regardest not the
station of men.
54 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to pay
taxes unto Caesar, or not?
55 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why do ye
test me, ye hypocrites?
56 Shew me the tax money. And they brought unto him a
57 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and
58 They say unto him, Caesarís. Then saith he unto them,
Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesarís; and unto God the
things that are Godís.
59 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left
him, and went their way.
same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and
61 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no
children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
62 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when
he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his
63 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
64 And last of all the woman died also.
65 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of
the seven? for they all had her.
66 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing
the scriptures, nor the power of God.
67 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given
in marriage, but are as the angels in heaven.
68 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not
read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
69 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
70 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at
one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and
perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first
commandment of all?
72 And Jesus answered him, The first is, Hear, O Israel; The
Lord our God is one Lord:
73 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: this is
the first commandment.
74 The second is thus: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
75 On these two commandments hang all the law and the
76 And the scribe said unto him, Thou speakest rightly,
Master, in that thou hast said, God is one; and there is none other but he:
77 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the
understanding, and with all the strength, and to love thy neighbour as thyself,
is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.