Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1And it happened on one of the days while he was teaching the people in The Temple and evangelizing, there stood about him Chief Priests* and Scribes with Elders. 2They were saying to him, "Tell us by what authority do you do these things, and who is he who has given you this authority?" 3Yeshua* answered and he said to them, "I shall also ask you a question and you answer me." 4"Was the baptism of Yohannan from Heaven, or from men?" 5But they were counseling among themselves and they were saying, "If we say, 'From Heaven', he will say to us, 'And why did you not believe him?' " 6"But if we say, 'From men', all the people will stone us, for they are convinced that Yohannan is a Prophet." 7And they said to him, "We do not know from where it was."* 8Yeshua said to them, "Neither do I say to you by what authority I do these things."
9And he began to tell the people this parable: "A certain man planted a vineyard and handed it over to laborers and he went abroad for a long time. 10And at the season he sent his servant to the workers to give him some of the fruits of the vineyard, but the workers beat him and they sent him away stripped. 11And he added and sent another servant, but they beat that one also and they abused him and they sent him away naked. 12But he added and sent a third, but they also wounded that one and cast him out. 13The owner of the vineyard said, 'What shall I do? I shall send my beloved son. Doubtless they will see him and they will be ashamed.' 14But when the workers saw him, they were counseling among themselves and they were saying, 'This is the heir; come let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.' 15And they cast him out of the vineyard and murdered him. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16He shall come and destroy those workers, and he shall give the vineyard to others"; but when they heard, they said, "May this not be!"
17But he gazed upon them and he said, "And what is this that is written: 'The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner'"?
18"And everything that falls on that stone shall be broken, and it will scatter everything whatsoever upon which it will fall."
19But the Chief Priests and the Scribes were seeking to lay hands upon him at that hour, and they were afraid of the people, for they knew that he had spoken this parable against them. 20And they sent spies who imitated righteous men to catch him in discourse and to deliver him to the Judge and to the authority of the Governor. 21And they asked him, and they were saying to him, "Teacher, we know that you are speaking and teaching correctly, and you do not show favoritism, but you teach the way of God in truth." 22"Is it legal for us to give poll tax* to Caesar or not?" 23"But he perceived their cunning and he said, "Why are you testing me?" 24"Show me a denarius*. Whose image and inscription is on it?" They said, "Caesar's." 25Yeshua* said to them, "Give therefore to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." 26And they could not lay hold of any word from him before the people, and they were amazed at his answer, and they kept silent.
27But some of the Sadducees came, those who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him, 28And they were saying to him, "Teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man dies and his brother has a wife without sons*, his brother shall take his wife, and he shall raise up a son* to his brother." 29"But there were seven brothers and the first took a wife and he died without sons." 30"And the second took her for his wife, and he died without sons." 31"And the third again took her and thus also the seven of them, and they died and left no sons. 32And finally the woman died also."* 33"In the resurrection therefore, whose wife will she be, for the seven of them married her?"
34Yeshua said to them, "The sons of this world take women and women are given to men.* 35But those who are worthy for that world and for the resurrection from among the dead are not taking women, neither are women taking men.* 36For neither can they die again, for they are like The Angels, and they are the children of God because they are the children of the resurrection. 37But that the dead rise, Moses also declared, for he recounts at the bush, when THE LORD JEHOVAH said, 'The God of Abraham and the God of Isaaq and the God of Jaqob.' 38But he was not the God of the dead, but of the living, for all of them were alive to him." 39And some of the Scribes answered, and they were saying to him, "Teacher, you have spoken beautifully." 40And they dared not ask him about anything again.
41He said to them, "How do the Scribes* say about The Messiah that he is the son of David?
42And David said in the book of Psalms, 'THE LORD JEHOVAH said to my Lord, "Seat yourself at my right hand,
45And while all the people heard, he said to his disciples: 46"Beware the Scribes who like to walk in robes and love greetings in the markets and first class seats in the synagogues and first class rooms at banquets. 47They who consume widows houses for an offering* of prolonging their prayers; those shall receive an extreme judgment."