Matthew 22 ©
1 The similitude of a marriage whereunto they, who were first invited, refused to come. 8 And therefore others are invited in their stead. 11 Amongst which one, appearing without the wedding garment, is cast out. 15 Christ answers to the question of the Pharisees and Herodians whether men may give tribute to Cæsar. 23 To the question of the Sadducees concerning the woman who had seven husbands; and against them He proves the resurrection from the dead. 35 Declares which is the greatest commandment in the law. 41 And that the Messiah is not only David’s Son, but also his Lord.
AND Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
Thea kingdom of heaven 1is like unto 2a certain king, which made a 3marriage for his son,
And sent forth his 4servants 5to call them 6that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth 7other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlingsbare killed, and all things are 8ready: come unto the marriage.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his 9armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were 10not worthy.
Go ye therefore into the 11highways, and 12as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
¶And when the king came in to 13see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a 14wedding garment:
And he saith unto him, 15Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was 16speechless.
Then said the king to the 17servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into 18outer darkness; therec shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
19For manyd are called, but few are chosen.
¶Thene went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him 20in his talk.
And they sent out unto him their disciples with the 21Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the 22person of men.
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give 23tribute unto Caesar, or not?
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
Shew me the 24tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Renderf therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
¶Theg same day came to him the 25Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
Saying, Master, Mosesh said, If a man die, having no 26children, his brother shall 27marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the 28seventh.
And last of all the woman died also.
Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
For in the resurrection 29they neither marry, nor 30are given in marriage, buti are 31as the angels of God in heaven.
But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
Ij am 32the 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.
And when the multitude heard this, they werek astonished at his doctrine.
¶Butl when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
Thenm one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
Master, which is the 33great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thoun shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy 34mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thouo shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang 35all the law and the prophets.
¶Whilep the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Saying, What think ye of 36Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David.
He saith unto them, How then doth David 37in spirit call him Lord, saying,
Theq LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my 38right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
39If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.