Matthew 22

And Jesus resuming his discourse spake unto them again in parables, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a wedding-feast for his son; and sent his servants to call those that were invited to the wedding: and they would not come. Then he sent other servants, saying, Tell them that are invited, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come to the wedding. But they slighted him, and went away, one to his field and another to his merchandize: and others seized his servants, and shamefully abused them, and slew them. And when the king heard of it, he was highly provoked, and sent his troops, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt their city. Then saith he to his servants, The feast is ready, but they that were invited were not worthy of it: go therefore into the public streets, and as many as ye meet with invite to the wedding. 10 And those servants went out into the high-ways, and brought in all they met with, both bad and good: and the wedding was filled with guests. 11 But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man that had not put on a wedding-garment, and saith to him, 12 Friend, how camest thou in here without a wedding-garment? and he was struck speechless. 13 Then said the king to his attendants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him up, and throw him out into the darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth: 14 for there are many called, but few approved. 15 Then the pharisees went and consulted how they might insnare Him in his discourse. 16 And they send to Him their disciples along with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art a man of truth, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest for any man; for thou regardest not the person of men: Tell us therefore what thou thinkest, 17 Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not? 18 But Jesus knew their malice, and said, Why do ye tempt me, ye hypocrites? 19 Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought Him a Roman Penny. 20 And He saith unto them, Whose image and inscription is this? 21 They answered, Cesar's. Then saith He unto them, Render therefore to Cesar the things that are Cesar's; and to God the things that are God's. 22 And when they heard this, they marvelled, and left Him and went away. 23 On the same day came the sadducees to Him, who say there is no resurrection, 24 and asked Him, saying, Master, Moses said, If any man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up seed unto his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brothers, and the first married and died, and having no issue left his wife to his brother; 26 likewise the second also, and the third, even to seven; 27 and last of all the woman died also; 28 therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 29 But Jesus answered them, Ye are mistaken, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God: 30 for in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read what is spoken to you by God, 32 saying, 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 when the people heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine. 34 But when the pharisees heard that He had silenced the sadducees, 35 they gathered together again, and one of them, an interpreter of the law, propounded a question, to try Him, 36 and said, Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: this is the first and great command. 38 And the second is like it, 39 Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two precepts depend all the law and the prophets. 41 Now while the pharisees were thus gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 saying, What think ye of the Messiah? whose son is He? They say unto Him, David's. 43 He saith unto them, How then does David by inspiration call Him Lord, 44 saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, "Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?" 45 therefore if David call Him Lord, how is He his son? 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor did any dare, from that day, to ask Him any more such questions.
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