Ketuvim Netzarim:

The Besorah According to Mark Chapter 12

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12:1 And Yehoshua  (יהושע) began to speak to them by meshalim (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 at the harvest time He sent to the husbandmen a servant, that He might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

12:3 And they caught [him], and beat him, and sent [him] away empty.

12:4 And again he sent to 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 that one they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.

12:6 Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, He sent Him also last to them, saying, They will reverence my son.

12:7 But those husbandmen said among 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 of the vineyard.

12:9 What shall therefore Master of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.

12:10 And have you not read this Tenakh;

The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

12:11 This was Adonay's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

12:12 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 certain of the Prushim and of the Herodians, to catch Him in [his] words.

12:14 And when they were come, they say to Him, Master, we know that you art true, and carest for no man: for you regardest not the person men, but teachest the way of Elohim in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Kaisar, or not?

12:15 Shall we give, or shall we not give?

But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them,

Why tempt you me?

Bring me a penny, that I may see [it].

12:16 And they brought [it]. And He said to them, Whose [is] this image and superscription? And they said to Him, Kaisar's.

12:17 And Yehoshua  (יהושע) answering said to them:

Render to Kaisar the things that are Kaisar's, and to Elohim the things that are Elohim's. And they marvelled at Him.

12:18 Then come to Him the Tz'dukim, which say there is no resurrection; and so they put to him a sheilah (Q-halakhic):

12:19 Master, Mosheh wrote to 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 to His brother.

12:20 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, neither left He any seed: and the third likewise.

12:22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.

12:23 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 Yehoshua  (יהושע) answering said to them:

"Is this not the reason you are going astray, that you do not understand the Tenakh or the power of Elohim?"

12:25 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 as touching the dead, that they rise: have you not read in the sefer Mosheh, how in the bush Elohim speak to Him, saying:

I [am] the Elohim of Avraham, and the Elohim of Yitzchak, and the Elohim of Yaakov?

12:27 He is not the Elohim of the dead, but the Elohim of the living: You are going far astray!

12:28 And one of the Sofrim came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, Which is the first commandment of all?


And Yehoshua  (יהושע) answered Him:

The first of all the commandments [is],



[DEVARIM 6:4,5]

12:30 And "you shalt love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this [is] the first commandment.


[VAYIKRA 19:18].

12:31 And the second [is] like, [namely] this:

"You shalt love your neighbour as yourself.

There is none other commandment greater than these."

12:32 And the scribe said to Him:

Well, Master, you hast said the truth: for there is one Elohim; and there is none other but he:

12:33 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 Olot and sacrifices.

12:34 And when Yehoshua  (יהושע) saw that He answered discreetly, He said to Him, You art not far from the Malkut Elohim. And after that no one dared put to him another sheilah (Q-halakhic)

12:35 And Yehoshua  (יהושע) answered and said:

While He taught in the Heikhal,

How say the Sofrim that Mashiach is the Ben David?

12:36 For David himself said by Ruach HaKodesh:

YHWH said to my Adon, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.

12:37 David therefore himself calleth Him Adon; and whence is He [then] His son? And the common people heard Him gladly.

12:38 And he said to them in his teaching, Beware of the Sofrim, which love to go in long clothing, and [love] salutations in the marketplaces,

12:39 And the chief seats in the shul , and the uppermost rooms at seudot (banquet):

12:40 Which devour widows' batim, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

12:41 And Yehoshua  (יהושע) 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 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.

12:43 And He called [to him] His Talmidim, and said to them,

Truly I say to you:

That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:

12:44 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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Sheilah Pl sheilot question- In Judaism a technical term meaning a question about halakhah (Jewish law) or some other aspect of the Bible or Jewish tradition Mattityahu 22:23