1. And he began speaking to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard and
put a waterway around it. And he dug into it a winepress and built in it a cellar,
and he took on workers and went to observe from a distance.
2. "And he sent servants to the workers, to receive in season from the
produce* of the vineyard.
3. "However, they beat them and sent them empty-handed.
4. "And again, he sent to them other servants, and they too they stoned and
wounded and sent them back impaired.
5. "And again he sent others, and they too they killed. And a great many other
servants he sent, and some they beat, others, however, they killed.
6. "Finally, however, he had one beloved son, and he sent him to them, for he
said, 'Perhaps they will be ashamed of my son.'
7. "However, those workers said to themselves, 'Here is the heir, come, let us
kill him and ours will be the inheritance.'
8. "And they saw fit to kill him and cast him outside the vineyard.
9. "What will the owner of the vineyard do therefore? He will come and
destroy the workers and give the vineyard to others.
10. "And did you not even read the Book?
'The stone that was rejected* by the builders,
became the cornerstone'?
11. " 'It was thus from the Maryah
and it is a wonder to* our eyes.' "
12. And they wanted to seize him and they were afraid of the people, for they
knew that he said to the parable regarding them and they left him and went.
13. And they sent to him men from the scribes and from the house of Herod,
to trap him with words.
14. They came and asked him, "Teacher, we know you are sincere, and you
do not take an attitude toward a person, for you do not look at the appearance
of human beings, except you truly teach the way of Allaha. Is it Lawful to pay
the head tax to Caesar or not? Or shall we not pay?"
15. He knew their treachery and said to them, "Why are you testing me? Bring me
a dinara to look at."
16. And they brought it to him. He said to them. "Whose image and writing is
this?" They said, "Caesar's."
17. Eashoa said to them, "Give [what belongs] to Caesar, to Caesar and [what
belongs] to Allaha, to Allaha."
18. And Sadducees came to him, those that say that there is no resurrection,
and they questioned him, saying,
19. "Teacher, Moses wrote for us, that if a man's brother dies and leaves a
wife, and leaves no children, his brother may marry his wife and raise
offspring for his brother.
20. "There were seven brothers. The first one married and died and did not
21. "And the second one married her and died, while he also did not leave any
offspring, and the third one likewise.
22. "And all seven of them married her and did not leave any offspring. Last of
all of them, the woman also died.
23. "At the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will she be? For all seven of
them married her?"
24. Eashoa said to them, "Is this not why you are at a loss,* that you neither
understand Scriptures, nor the power of Allaha?
25. "For when they rise from the dead, no one marries women,* neither do
women take on husbands,* except they become like the angels of heaven.
26. "As for the dead that rise, have you not read in the Book of Moses, where
Allaha told him, 'I am the Allaha of Abraham and the Allaha of Isaac and the Allaha of
27. "And he was not the Allaha of the Dead, except of the Living. You are truly
28. And one of the scribes came near and heard them arguing, and he saw that
he answered them beautifully, and he asked him, "Which is the first of all the
29. Eashoa said to him, "The first of all the commandments, hear, O, Israel, the
Maryah Allaha is the only Maryah.*
30. "And that you love* your Maryah Allaha with all your heart and with all your
soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first
31. "And the second one that is like it, that you love your best friend* like
yourself. There is no greater commandment than these."
32. The scribe said to him, "Beautifully, my master*, you said truly, that He is
one and there is no one but Him.*
33. "And that a person should love him with all one's heart and with all one's
mind and with all one's soul and with all one's strength, and to be merciful to
your best friend as yourself, this is greater than all the sacrifices* and
34. Eashoa then saw him repeat the answer wisely, and he replied and said to him,
"You are not far from the Kingdom of Allaha." And no one* dared to question
35. And Eashoa replied and said, as he taught in the temple, "How is it that the
scribes say that, 'The the Messiah is the son of David'?
36.* "For David said through the holy Spirit that,
'The Maryah said to my Maryah,
Sit from my right,* until I make your enemies the rug under your feet.'
37. "David thus calls him his Maryah, and how can He be his son?" And all the
synagogue listened to him with pleasure.
38. And in his knowledge, he said to them, "Beware of the scribes, that enjoy
walking about in robes, and love* being greeted on the street,*
39. "And [be made] heads of synagogue councils, and [be seated] at the head
of the table in banquets,
40. "They, who devour the houses of widows, so they can extend their
prayers.* They, who shall receive a more severe* judgment."
41. And as Eashoa sat opposite the collection box,* he looked at how the people
threw in their change into the collection box, and many rich men threw in
42. And there came a poor widow and she threw in two coins that are [of the
43. And Eashoa called his disciples, and said to them, "Amen, I am telling you, that
this poor widow threw in more than all the people who threw into the
44. "For all of them threw in from the excess of what they had, however she
threw in out of her poverty, everything that she had, all her income."
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*12:2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Fruit."
*12:10 Lit. Ar. id.: "Belittled."
*12:11 Lit. Ar. id.: "In."
*12:24 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Was it not because of this you are seeking?"
*12:25.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "They not marrying women."
*12:25.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Women do not become for husbands."
*12:27 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "You are thus much searching, you."
*12:29 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "The Maryah Allaha, Maryah one he is."
*12:30 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "That you mercy to."
*12:31 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Best Man," or "the one that is close to you."
*12:32 Lit. Aramaic: "Rabbi."
*12:32 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "No others after Him," ... the holy Spirit witnessing
that Eashoa the Messiah is Allaha.
*12:33 Lit. Ar. id.: "Holocausts."
*12:34 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "No human [being.]"
*12:36.1 In this passage, Eashoa explains how he is the Father and the Son and the holy Spirit.
*12:36.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "Manifest the Power," or "Become My
*12:38.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Have mercy on."
*12:38.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Market places."
*12:40.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Through the excuse of lengthening their prayers." Or:
"Add to their meaningless rituals."
*12:40.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "A greater."
*12:41 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "House of obligation."