Matthew 22

And Jesus responding, again spoke to them in parables, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a king-man, who made a marriage for his son. And he sent his servants to invite those who had been called to the marriage: and they were not willing to come. And again he sent other servants, saying; Speak to those who have been called, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatling are slain, and all things are ready: come to the marriage. And they being careless, went away, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise: but the rest, taking his servants, insulted, and slew them. And the king was angry; and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their cities. Then he says to his servants, The wedding is ready, but those having been invited were not worthy. Go ye therefore to crossings of the roads, and so many as you may find, invite to the marriage. 10 And those servants having gone out into the ways, led in all whom they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was filled with guests. 11 And the king having come in to look upon the guests, saw there a man not having on a wedding-garment. 12 And he says to him, Comrade, how did you come in hither, not having the wedding-garment? And he was silent. 13 Then the king said to the servants, Having bound him feet and hands, cast him into the darkness which is without; and there shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth. 14 For many are called, but few elected. 15 Then the Pharisees going forth, took counsel how they might ensnare Him in His speech. 16 And they send to Him their own disciples along with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that thou art true, and that thou art teaching the way of God in truth, and there is not a care to thee for any one; for thou dost not look into the face of men. 17 Then tell us, what seems good to thee? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? 18 And Jesus knowing their wickedness, said, Why tempt ye me, O ye hypocrites? 19 Show me the tribute money: and they brought Him a denarion. 20 And He says to them, Whose is this image and superscription? 21 They say to Him, Caesar's. Then He says to them, Therefore render Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things which are God's. 22 And hearing they are astonished, and leaving Him, they went away. 23 On that day the Sadducees came to Him, saying, there is no resurrection: and asked Him, 24 saying, Teacher, Moses said, If any man may die, not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. 25 But there were among us seven brothers: the first marrying died, and having no seed left his wife to his brother. 26 Likewise also, the second, and third, even unto seven. 27 And last of all the woman also died. 28 Therefore in the resurrection, of which one of the seven shall she be the wife? for they all had her. 29 and Jesus responding said to them, You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but they are as angels of God in heaven: 31 concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33 And the multitudes hearing, were delighted with His teaching. 34 And the Pharisees, hearing that He silenced the Sadducees, gathered themselves together. 35 And one of them, a theologian, tempting Him, asked Him also, saying, 36 Teacher, what is the great commandment in the law? 37 And He said to him; Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law, and the prophets. 41 And the Pharisees being assembled, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, What seems to you concerning the Christ? whose son is He? They say to Him, Of David. 43 He says to them, How then does David in the Spirit call Him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I may make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet? 45 Then if David calls Him Lord, how is He his son? 46 And no one was able to respond a word to Him, neither did any one from that day dare to ask Him anything more.
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