Mark 12:1 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 wine fat, and
built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive
from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
In a parable of the vineyard let out to wicked
Christ fore tells the reprobation of the Jews,
and the calling of the Gentiles
Mark 12:36 For David himself said by the
Holy Spirit, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou
on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy
Set an hedge = placed a fence.
Wine fat = a wine-vat. "Fat" is = a
Tower = watch-house
Let it out = Matthew 21:33 Hear another
parable: There was a certain householder, which
planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about,
and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower,
and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a
Husbandmen = vine-dressers
Went into a far country = went abroad
3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.
4 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.
At the season = The fourth year after planting
it; no profit till then
Servant = bond servant.
Of = This shows that part of, or the
whole rent was to be paid
5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some,
and killing some.
At him = him they stoned
Sent him away shamefully handled = read
Mark 6:13 And they cast out many devils, and
anointed with oil many that were sick, and
6 Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last unto
them, saying, They will reverence my son.
Many others = All these were "His servants the
prophets" up to John the Baptist
Many others He sent, whom they used shamefully,
beating some and killing some
Beating = scourging
7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us
kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.
8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the
husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
Killed him = As the Lord had already
revealed to the disciples
Out = outside
Mark 10:32 And they were in the way going up to
Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they
were amazed; and as they followed, they were
afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began
to tell them what things should happen unto him,
33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and
the Son of man shall be delivered unto
the chief priests, and unto the
scribes; and they shall condemn him to
death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
34 And they shall mock him, and
shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and
shall kill him: and the
third day he shall rise again.
1 Corinthians 2:5 That your faith should not stand in the
wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them
that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of
this world, nor of the princes of
this world, that come to nought:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a
mystery, even the hidden wisdom,
which God ordained before the world unto
8 Which none of the
princes of this world knew:
for had they known it, they would
not have crucified the
Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God
hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for
the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man,
save the spirit of man which is in him? even so
the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but
the spirit which is of God; that
we might know the things that are freely
given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the
words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the
Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing spiritual
things with spiritual.
10 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is
become the head of the corner:
11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
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.
13 And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to
catch him in his words.
14 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 Cæsar, or not?
To catch = that they might catch
Catch = to take in hunting: hence, to
Words = discourse
15 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.
16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and
superscription? And they said unto him, Cæsar's.
17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Cæsar the things that are
Cæsar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and
they asked him,
19 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.
Sadducees, Which Say There is No Resurrection
20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no
21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third
22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.
23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be
of them? for the seven had her to wife.
24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know
not the scriptures, neither the power of God?
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.
Do ye not = for emphasis
Therefore = on account of this; referring
to the reasons about to be stated in the next
26 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?
No marriages in heaven
All as the angels in heaven
27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living ye therefore do
28 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?
God is the God of the living
The dead are those that do not follow God's ways
= spiritual dead = Ezekiel 37
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel;
The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 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
1st commandment = Love only God
Ephesians 4:4 There is one
body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord,
one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is
above all, and through all, and in you all.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
1st commandment = Love
God with all your heart, soul,
2nd commandment = Thou shalt love thy neighbour
Luke 10:27 And he answering said, Thou
shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy
strength, and with all thy mind; and thy
neighbour as thyself.
Romans 12:18 If it be possible,
as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all
Note the words = if it be possible
There are times, such as self-defense, when this
is not possible
3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly,
and not after the tradition which he received of us.
This word "disorderly" in the Greek indicates laziness.
Withdraw from one who walks lazily in contradiction to teaching he
received of us who work hard or serve with diligence.
2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we hear that there are some which
walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but
2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked
together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath
righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath
light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath
he that believeth with an infidel?
32 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:
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath
said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will
be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be
ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch
not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and
daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
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 burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34 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
35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the
scribes that Christ is the Son of David?
36 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.
38 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,
39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
40 Which devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these
shall receive greater damnation.
41 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.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a
43 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
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.
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile
of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be
conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh,
in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
(Leviticus. 26: 28-46) God warned Israel that if they persisted in continually
breaking His Laws, not only would curses come upon them.
He would punish them for seven times, (a time being 360 years, seven times would
be 2520 years) and would banish them from the land of Palestine and scatter them
among the heathens (like lost sheep)
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