Mark: Chapter 12

The Gospel According to Mark. The 12th Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
12:1 And Jesus began to speak to them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and delved a lake, and built a tower, and hired it to earth-tillers, and went forth in pilgrimage. And he began to speak unto them in similitudes. A certain man planted a vineyard, and compassed it with an hedge, and ordained a winepress, and built a tower in it, and let it out to hire unto husbandmen, and went into a strange country. And he began to speak unto them in parables, A certain man planted a vineyard, and compassed it with an hedge, and digged a pit for the winepress, and built a tower in it, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a strange country. And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
12:2 And he sent to the earth-tillers in time a servant, that he should receive of the fruit of the vineyard of the earth-tillers. And when time was come he sent to the tenants a servant that he might of the tenants receive of the fruit of the vineyard. And at a time, he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive of the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. And at the season, he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
12:3 And they took him, and beat him, and left him void. And they caught him and beat him and sent him again empty. But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
12:4 And again he sent to them another servant, and they wounded him in the head, and punished him with chidings. And moreover he sent unto them another servant, and at him they cast stones and brake his head, and sent him again all-to reviled. And again, he sent unto them another servant, and at him they cast stones, and brake his head, and sent him away shamefully handled. And again, he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.
12:5 And again he sent another, and they killed him, and others more, and they beat some, soothly they killed others. And again he sent another, and him they killed: and many other, beating some, and killing some. And again he sent another, & him they slew, and many other, beating some, and killing some. And again, he sent another, and him they killed: and many others, beating some, and killing some.
12:6 Therefore yet he having one son most dear-worthy, and to them he sent him the last, saying, Peradventure they shall dread with reverence my son. Yet had he one son whom he loved tenderly, him also sent he at the last unto them, saying: they will fear my son. Yet had he one son, his dear beloved: him also he sent the last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. Having yet therefore one son his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.
12:7 But the earth-tillers said to themselves, This is the heir; come ye, slay we him, and the heritage shall be ours. But the tenants said within themselves: This is the heir, come let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. But the husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. But those husbandmen said amongst themselves, This is the heir, come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
12:8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out without the vineyard. And they took him and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. So they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
12:9 What therefore shall the lord of the vinery do? He shall come, and lose the earth-tillers, and give the vineyard to others. What shall then the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants, and let out the vineyard to other. What shall then the Lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and give the vineyard to others. What shall therefore the Lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
12:10 Whether ye have not read this scripture, The stone which the builders have despised, this is made into the head of the corner? Have ye not read this scripture? the stone which the builders did refuse, is made the chief stone in the corner: Have ye not read so much as this Scripture? The stone which the builders did refuse, is made the head of the corner. And have ye not read this Scripture? The stone which the builders rejected, is become the head of the corner:
12:11 This thing is done of the Lord, and it is wonderful in our eyes. This was done of the lord, and is marvellous in our eyes. This was done of the Lord, & it is marvelous in our eyes. This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.
12:12 And they sought to hold him, and they dreaded the people; for they knew that to them he said this parable; and they left him, and they went away. And they went about to take him, but they feared the people. For they perceived that he spake that similitude against them. And they left him and went their way. Then they went about to take him, but they feared the people: for they perceived that he spake that parable against them: therefore they left him, & went their way. And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people, for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.
12:13 And they send to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to take him in word. And they sent unto him certain of the pharises with Herod’s servants, to take him in his words. And they sent unto him certain of the Pharises, and of the Herodians that they might take him in his talk. And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees, and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words.
12:14 Which coming say to him, Master, we know that thou art soothfast, and reckest not of any man; for neither thou beholdest into the face of any man, but thou teachest the way of God in truth. Is it leaveful to give tribute to Caesar, or we shall not give? And as soon as they were come, they said unto him: master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: For thou considerest not the degree of men, but teachest the way of god truly: Is it lawful to pay tribute to Cesar, or not? And when they came, they said unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, & carest for no man: for thou considerest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God truly, Is it lawful to gave tribute to Cesar, or not? And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?
12:15 Which witting their privy falseness, said to them, What tempt ye me, hypocrites? bring ye to me a penny, that I may see. ought we to give, or ought we not to give? He knew their dissimulation, and said unto them: Why tempt ye me? Bring me a penny, that I may see it. Should we give it, or should we not give it? But he knew their hypocrisy, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a penny, that I may see it. Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Bring me a penny that I may see it.
12:16 And they brought to him. And he saith to them, Whose is this image, and the writing above? They say to him, Caesar’s. And they brought him one. And he said unto them: Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Cesar’s. So they brought it, and he said unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? and they said unto him, Cesar’s. And they brought it: and he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Cesar’s.
12:17 Forsooth Jesus answering said to them, Therefore yield ye to Caesar those things that be of Caesar, and to God, those things that be of God. And they wondered on him. And Jesus answered, and said unto them: Then give to Cesar that which belongeth to Cesar: And give God that which pertaineth to God. And they marvelled at him. Then Jesus answered, & said unto them, Give to Cesar the things that are Cesar’s, and to God, those that are God’s: and they marvelled at him. And Jesus answering, said unto them, Render to Cesar the things that are Cesar’s: and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.
12:18 And Sadducees, that say that no rising again is, come to him, and they asked him, saying, And the sadduces came unto him, which say, there is no resurrection. And they asked him, saying: Then came the Sadduces unto him, (which say, there is no resurrection) and they asked him, saying, Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection, and they asked him, saying,
12:19 Master, Moses wrote to us, that if the brother of a man were dead, and left his wife, and left no sons, his brother shall take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. Master, Moses wrote unto us, if any man’s brother die, and leave his wife, behind him, and leave no children: that then his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man’s brother die, and leave his wife, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man’s brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
12:20 Therefore seven brethren were; and the first took a wife, and died, and left no seed. There were seven brethren and the first took a wife, and when he died left no seed behind him. There were seven brethren, and the first took a wife, and when he died, left no issue. Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.
12:21 And the second took her, and died, and neither he left seed. And the third also. And the second took her, and died: neither left he any seed, and the third likewise. Then the second took her, and he died, neither did he yet leave issue, & the third likewise. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed, and the third likewise.
12:22 And seven took her, and left no seed. And the woman last of all is dead. And seven had her, and left no seed behind them. Last of all the wife died also. So seven had her, and left no issue: last of all the wife died also. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
12:23 Therefore in the resurrection, when they shall rise again, whose wife of these shall she be? for seven had her to wife. In the resurrection then, when they shall rise again: whose wife shall she be of them? For seven had her to wife. In the resurrection then, when they shall rise again, whose wife shall she be of them? for seven had her to wife? In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.
12:24 And Jesus answering said to them, Whether ye err not therefore, not knowing the scriptures, neither the virtue of God? Jesus answered, and said unto them: Are ye not therefore deceived because ye know not the scriptures? Neither the power of God? Then Jesus answered, & said unto them, Are ye not therefore deceived, because ye know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God? And Jesus answering, said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
12:25 Forsooth when they shall rise again from dead, neither they wed, nor be wedded, but they shall be as angels of God in heaven. For when they shall rise again from death, they neither marry, nor are married: but are as the angels which are in heaven. For when they shall rise again from the dead, neither men marry, nor wives are married, but are as the Angels which are in heaven. For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage: but are as the Angels which are in heaven.
12:26 And of dead men, that they rise again, have ye not read in the book of Moses, upon the bush, how God spake to him, saying, I am God of Abraham, and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob? As touching the dead, that they shall rise again: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him saying: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? And as touching the dead, that they shall rise again, have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
12:27 He is not God of dead men, but God of living men; therefore ye err much. He is not the god of the dead, but the god of the living, ye are therefore greatly deceived. He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. Ye are therefore greatly deceived. He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.
12:28 And one of the scribes, that had heard them seeking together, came nigh, and seeing that he had answered them well, asked him, which was the first commandment of all. And there came one of the scribes, and when he had heard them disputing together, and perceived that he had answered them well, he asked him: Which is the first of all the commandments? Then came one of the Scribes that had heard them disputing together, & perceiving that he had answered them well, he asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And 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.
12:29 Forsooth Jesus answered him, That the first of all commandments is, Hear, Israel, the Lord thy God is one God; Jesus answered him: The first of all the commandments is. Hear Israhel, our lord God, is one lord. Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, Israel, The Lord our God is the only Lord. And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord:
12:30 and thou shalt love the Lord thy God of all thine heart, and of all thy soul, and of all thy mind, and of all thy virtue. This is the first commandment. And thou shalt love thy lord 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. Thou shalt therefore love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, & with all thy mind, & with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 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.
12:31 And the second is like to this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the second is like unto this. Thou shalt love thy neighbour, as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the second is like, that is, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: there is none other commandment greater than these.
12:32 And the scribe said to him, Master, in truth thou hast well said; for one God is, and there is none other, except him; And the scribe said unto him: well master, thou hast said the truth, that there is one God, and that there is none but he. Then the Scribe said unto him, Well Master, thou hast said the truth, that there is one God, and that there is none but he, And the Scribe said unto him, Well master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God, and there is none other but he.
12:33 and that he be loved of all the heart, and of all the mind, and of all the understanding, and of all the soul, and of all the strength, and to love thine neighbour as himself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the mind, and with all the soul, and with all the strength. And to love a man’s neighbour as himself, is a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, & with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
12:34 And Jesus seeing that he had answered wisely, said to him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And now no man durst ask him more. And when Jesus saw how that he answered discreetly, he said unto him: Thou art not far from the kingdom of god. And no man after that durst ask him any question. Then, when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
12:35 And Jesus answered and said, teaching in the temple, How say the scribes, that Christ is the son of David? And Jesus answered, and said teaching in the temple: how say the scribes, that christ is the son of David? And Jesus answered & said teaching in the Temple, How say the Scribes that Christ is the son of David? And Jesus answered, and said, while he taught in the Temple, How say the Scribes that Christ is the son of David?
12:36 Forsooth David himself said in the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right half, till I put thine enemies a stool of thy feet. for David himself inspired with the holy ghost said: The lord said to my lord, sit on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool. For David himself said by the holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool. For David himself said by the holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
12:37 Therefore David himself sayeth him Lord, and whereof is he his son? And much people gladly heard him. Then David himself calleth him lord, and by what means is he then his son? And much people heard him gladly. Then David himself calleth him Lord: by what means is he then his son? and much people heard him gladly. David therefore himself calleth him Lord, and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
12:38 And he said to them in his teaching, Be ye ware of scribes, that will go in stoles, and be saluted in the market, And he said unto them in his doctrine: beware of the scribes which love to go in long, clothing: and love salutations in the marketplaces, Moreover he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the Scribes which love to go in long robes, and love salutations in the markets, And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the Scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,
12:39 and sit in the first chairs in synagogues, and in the first sitting places in suppers; and the chief seats in the synagogues, and to sit in the uppermost rooms at feasts, And the chief seats in the Synagogues, and the first rooms at feasts, And the chief seats in the Synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
12:40 which devour the houses of widows under the colour of long prayer; these shall take longer doom. and devour widows’ houses, and under a colour pray long prayers. These shall have greater damnation. Which devour widows’ houses, even under a colour of long prayers. These shall receive the greater damnation. Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: These shall receive greater damnation.
12:41 And Jesus sitting against the treasury, beheld how the people cast money into the treasury; and many rich cast many things. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people put money into the treasury. And many that were rich, cast in much. And as Jesus sat over against the treasury, he beheld how the people cast money into the treasury, and many richmen cast in much. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich, cast in much.
12:42 Soothly when a poor widow had come, she cast two minutes, that is, a farthing. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a quadrin. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
12:43 And he called together his disciples, and saith to them, Truly I say to you, that this poor widow cast more than all, that cast into the treasury. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them: Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury. Then he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury.
12:44 For all they cast of that thing that they had plenty of; but this of her mis-ease sent all things that she had, all her lifelode. For they all put in of their superfluity: But she of her poverty, cast in all that she had, even all her living. For they all did cast in of their superfluity: but she of her poverty did cast in all that she had, even all her living. For all they did cast in of their abundance: but she of her want, did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
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