Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
Kai; CONJ ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM oJ T-NSM #Ihsou'? N-NSM pavlin ADV ei\pen V-2AAI-3S ejn PREP parabolai'? N-DPF aujtoi'? P-DPM levgwn, V-PAP-NSM
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
JWmoiwvqh V-API-3S hJ T-NSF basileiva N-NSF tw'n T-GPM oujranw'n N-GPM ajnqrwvpw/ N-DSM basilei', N-DSM o&sti? R-NSM ejpoivhsen V-AAI-3S gavmou? N-APM tw'/ T-DSM uiJw'/ N-DSM aujtou'. P-GSM
He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
kai; CONJ ajpevsteilen V-AAI-3S tou;? T-APM douvlou? N-APM aujtou' P-GSM kalevsai V-AAN tou;? T-APM keklhmevnou? V-RPP-APM eij? PREP tou;? T-APM gavmou?, N-APM kai; CONJ oujk PRT h~qelon V-IAI-3P ejlqei'n. V-2AAN
"Then he sent some more servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'
pavlin ADV ajpevsteilen V-AAI-3S a~llou? A-APM douvlou? N-APM levgwn, V-PAP-NSM Ei~pate V-2AAM-2P toi'? T-DPM keklhmevnoi?, V-RPP-DPM #Idou; V-2AAM-2S to; T-NSN a~ristovn N-NSN mou P-1GS hJtoivmaka, V-RAI-1S oiJ T-NPM tau'roiv N-NPM mou P-1GS kai; CONJ ta; T-NPN sitista; A-NPN tequmevna, V-RPP-NPN kai; CONJ pavnta A-NPN e&toima: A-NPN deu'te V-XXM-2P eij? PREP tou;? T-APM gavmou?. N-APM
"But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business.
oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ ajmelhvsante? V-AAP-NPM ajph'lqon, V-2AAI-3P oJ;? R-NSM me;n PRT eij? PREP to;n T-ASM i~dion A-ASM ajgrovn, N-ASM oJ;? R-NSM de; CONJ ejpi; PREP th;n T-ASF ejmporivan N-ASF aujtou': P-GSM
The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ loipoi; A-NPM krathvsante? V-AAP-NPM tou;? T-APM douvlou? N-APM aujtou' P-GSM u&brisan V-AAI-3P kai; CONJ ajpevkteinan. V-AAI-3P
The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ basileu;? N-NSM wjrgivsqh, V-API-3S kai; CONJ pevmya? V-AAP-NSM ta; T-APN strateuvmata N-APN aujtou' P-GSM ajpwvlesen V-AAI-3S tou;? T-APM fonei'? N-APM ejkeivnou? D-APM kai; CONJ th;n T-ASF povlin N-ASF aujtw'n P-GPM ejnevprhsen. V-AAI-3S
"Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
tovte ADV levgei V-PAI-3S toi'? T-DPM douvloi? N-DPM aujtou', P-GSM JO T-NSM me;n PRT gavmo? N-NSM e&toimov? A-NSM ejstin, V-PXI-3S oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ keklhmevnoi V-RPP-NPM oujk PRT h\san V-IXI-3P a~xioi:
Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
poreuvesqe V-PNM-2P ou\n CONJ ejpi; PREP ta;? T-APF diexovdou? tw'n T-GPF oJdw'n, N-GPF kai; CONJ o&sou? K-APM eja;n COND eu&rhte V-2AAS-2P kalevsate V-AAM-2P eij? PREP tou;? T-APM gavmou?. N-APM
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
kai; CONJ ejxelqovnte? oiJ T-NPM dou'loi N-NPM ejkei'noi D-NPM eij? PREP ta;? T-APF oJdou;? N-APF sunhvgagon V-2AAI-3P pavnta? A-APM ouJ;? R-APM euJ'ron, V-2AAI-3P ponhrouv? A-APM te PRT kai; CONJ ajgaqouv?: A-APM kai; CONJ ejplhvsqh V-API-3S oJ T-NSM gavmo? N-NSM ajnakeimevnwn. V-PNP-GPM
"But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
eijselqw;n V-2AAP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM basileu;? N-NSM qeavsasqai V-ADN tou;? T-APM ajnakeimevnou? V-PNP-APM ei\den V-2AAI-3S ejkei' ADV a~nqrwpon N-ASM oujk PRT ejndedumevnon V-RMP-ASM e~nduma N-ASN gavmou: N-GSM
'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless.
kai; CONJ levgei V-PAI-3S aujtw'/, P-DSM JEtai're, N-VSM pw'? ADV eijsh'lqe? V-2AAI-2S wJ'de ADV mh; PRT e~cwn V-PAP-NSM e~nduma N-ASN gavmou; N-GSM oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ejfimwvqh. V-API-3S
"Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
tovte ADV oJ T-NSM basileu;? N-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S toi'? T-DPM diakovnoi?, N-DPM Dhvsante? V-AAP-NPM aujtou' P-GSM povda? N-APM kai; CONJ cei'ra? N-APF ejkbavlete V-2AAM-2P aujto;n P-ASM eij? PREP to; T-ASN skovto? N-ASN to; T-ASN ejxwvteron: ejkei' ADV e~stai V-FXI-3S oJ T-NSM klauqmo;? N-NSM kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM brugmo;? N-NSM tw'n T-GPM ojdovntwn. N-GPM
"For many are invited, but few are chosen."
polloi; A-NPM gavr CONJ eijsin V-PXI-3P klhtoi; A-NPM ojlivgoi A-NPM de; CONJ ejklektoiv. A-NPM
Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
Tovte ADV poreuqevnte? V-AOP-NPM oiJ T-NPM Farisai'oi N-NPM sumbouvlion N-ASN e~labon V-2AAI-3P o&pw? ADV aujto;n P-ASM pagideuvswsin V-AAS-3P ejn PREP lovgw/. N-DSM
They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. "Teacher," they said, "we know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren't swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are.
kai; CONJ ajpostevllousin V-PAI-3P aujtw'/ P-DSM tou;? T-APM maqhta;? N-APM aujtw'n P-GPM meta; PREP tw'n T-GPM JHrw/dianw'n N-GPM levgonte?, V-PAP-NPM Didavskale, N-VSM oi~damen V-RAI-1P o&ti CONJ ajlhqh;? A-NSM ei\ V-PXI-2S kai; CONJ th;n T-ASF oJdo;n N-ASF tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM ejn PREP ajlhqeiva/ N-DSF didavskei?, V-PAI-2S kai; CONJ ouj PRT mevlei V-PQI-3S soi P-2DS peri; PREP oujdenov?, A-GSM ouj PRT ga;r CONJ blevpei? V-PAI-2S eij? PREP provswpon N-ASN ajnqrwvpwn. N-GPM
Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
eijpe; V-2AAM-2S ou\n CONJ hJmi'n P-1DP tiv I-ASN soi P-2DS dokei': V-PAI-3S e~xestin dou'nai V-2AAN kh'nson N-ASM Kaivsari N-DSM h^ PRT ou~; PRT
But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
gnou;? V-2AAP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM #Ihsou'? N-NSM th;n T-ASF ponhrivan N-ASF aujtw'n P-GPM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Tiv I-ASN me P-1AS peiravzete, V-PAI-2P uJpokritaiv; N-VPM
Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
ejpideivxatev moi P-1DS to; T-ASN novmisma N-ASN tou' T-GSM khvnsou. N-GSM oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ proshvnegkan V-AAI-3P aujtw'/ P-DSM dhnavrion. N-ASN
and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
kai; CONJ levgei V-PAI-3S aujtoi'?, P-DPM Tivno? I-GSM hJ T-NSF eijkw;n N-NSF au&th D-NSF kai; CONJ hJ T-NSF ejpigrafhv; N-NSF
"Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
levgousin V-PAI-3P aujtw'/, P-DSM Kaivsaro?. N-GSM tovte ADV levgei V-PAI-3S aujtoi'?, P-DPM #Apovdote V-2AAM-2P ou\n CONJ ta; T-APN Kaivsaro? N-GSM Kaivsari N-DSM kai; CONJ ta; T-APN tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM tw'/ T-DSM qew'/. N-DSM
When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
kai; CONJ ajkouvsante? V-AAP-NPM ejqauvmasan, V-AAI-3P kai; CONJ ajfevnte? V-2AAP-NPM aujto;n P-ASM ajph'lqan. V-2AAI-3P
That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
jEn PREP ejkeivnh/ D-DSF th'/ T-DSF hJmevra/ N-DSF prosh'lqon V-AAI-3P aujtw'/ P-DSM Saddoukai'oi, N-NPM levgonte? V-PAP-NPM mh; PRT ei\nai V-PXN ajnavstasin, N-ASF kai; CONJ ejphrwvthsan V-AAI-3P aujto;n P-ASM
"Teacher," they said, "Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him.
levgonte?, V-PAP-NPM Didavskale, N-VSM Mwu>sh'? N-NSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S #Eavn COND ti? X-NSM ajpoqavnh/ V-2AAS-3S mh; PRT e~cwn V-PAP-NSM tevkna, N-APN ejpigambreuvsei V-FAI-3S oJ T-NSM ajdelfo;? N-NSM aujtou' P-GSM th;n T-ASF gunai'ka N-ASF aujtou' P-GSM kai; CONJ ajnasthvsei V-FAI-3S spevrma N-ASN tw'/ T-DSM ajdelfw'/ N-DSM aujtou'. P-GSM
Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother.
h\san V-IXI-3P de; CONJ parj PREP hJmi'n P-1DP eJpta; N-NUI ajdelfoiv: N-NPM kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM prw'to? A-NSM ghvma? V-AAP-NSM ejteleuvthsen, V-AAI-3S kai; CONJ mh; PRT e~cwn V-PAP-NSM spevrma N-ASN ajfh'ken V-AAI-3S th;n T-ASF gunai'ka N-ASF aujtou' P-GSM tw'/ T-DSM ajdelfw'/ N-DSM aujtou': P-GSM
The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh.
oJmoivw? ADV kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM deuvtero? A-NSM kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM trivto?, A-NSM e&w? CONJ tw'n T-GPM eJptav. N-NUI
Finally, the woman died.
u&steron ADV de; CONJ pavntwn A-GPM ajpevqanen V-2AAI-3S hJ T-NSF gunhv. N-NSF
Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?"
ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF ajnastavsei N-DSF ou\n CONJ tivno? I-GSM tw'n T-GPM eJpta; N-NUI e~stai V-FXI-3S gunhv; N-NSF pavnte? A-NPM ga;r CONJ e~scon V-2AAI-3P aujthvn. P-ASF
Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM de; CONJ oJ T-NSM #Ihsou'? N-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S aujtoi'?, P-DPM Plana'sqe V-PPM-2P mh; PRT eijdovte? V-RAP-NPM ta;? T-APF grafa;? N-APF mhde; CONJ th;n T-ASF duvnamin N-ASF tou' T-GSM qeou': N-GSM
At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
ejn PREP ga;r CONJ th'/ T-DSF ajnastavsei N-DSF ou~te CONJ gamou'sin V-PAI-3P ou~te CONJ gamivzontai, V-PPI-3P ajll# CONJ wJ? ADV a~ggeloi N-NPM ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM oujranw'/ N-DSM eijsin. V-PXI-3P
But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you,
peri; PREP de; CONJ th'? T-GSF ajnastavsew? N-GSF tw'n T-GPM nekrw'n A-GPM oujk PRT ajnevgnwte V-2AAI-2P to; T-ASN rJhqe;n V-APP-ASN uJmi'n P-2DP uJpo; PREP tou' T-GSM qeou' N-GSM levgonto?, V-PAP-GSN
'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob' ? He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
jEgwv P-1NS eijmi V-PXI-1S oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM #Abraa;m N-PRI kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM #Isaa;k N-PRI kai; CONJ oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM #Iakwvb; N-PRI oujk PRT e~stin V-PXI-3S ?oJ? T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM nekrw'n A-GPM ajlla; CONJ zwvntwn. V-PAP-GPM
When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
kai; CONJ ajkouvsante? V-AAP-NPM oiJ T-NPM o~cloi N-NPM ejxeplhvssonto ejpi; PREP th'/ T-DSF didach'/ N-DSF aujtou'. P-GSM
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.
OiJ T-NPM de; CONJ Farisai'oi N-NPM ajkouvsante? V-AAP-NPM o&ti CONJ ejfivmwsen V-AAI-3S tou;? T-APM Saddoukaivou? N-APM sunhvcqhsan V-API-3P ejpi; PREP to; T-ASN aujtov. P-ASN
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
kai; CONJ ejphrwvthsen V-AAI-3S eiJ'? N-NSM ejx aujtw'n P-GPM ?nomiko;s? A-NSM peiravzwn V-PAP-NSM aujtovn, P-ASM
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Didavskale, N-VSM poiva I-NSF ejntolh; N-NSF megavlh A-NSF ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM novmw/; N-DSM
Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ e~fh V-IXI-3S aujtw'/, P-DSM #Agaphvsei? V-FAI-2S kuvrion N-ASM to;n T-ASM qeovn N-ASM sou P-2GS ejn PREP o&lh/ A-DSF th'/ T-DSF kardiva/ N-DSF sou P-2GS kai; CONJ ejn PREP o&lh/ A-DSF th'/ T-DSF yuch'/ N-DSF sou P-2GS kai; CONJ ejn PREP o&lh/ A-DSF th'/ T-DSF dianoiva/ N-DSF sou: P-2GS
This is the first and greatest commandment.
au&th D-NSF ejsti;n V-PXI-3S hJ T-NSF megavlh A-NSF kai; CONJ prwvth A-NSF ejntolhv. N-NSF
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
deutevra A-NSF de; CONJ oJmoiva A-NSF aujth'/, P-DSF #Agaphvsei? V-FAI-2S to;n T-ASM plhsivon ADV sou P-2GS wJ? ADV seautovn. F-3ASM
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
ejn PREP tauvtai? D-DPF tai'? T-DPF dusi;n N-DPF ejntolai'? N-DPF o&lo? A-NSM oJ T-NSM novmo? N-NSM krevmatai V-PPI-3S kai; CONJ oiJ T-NPM profh'tai. N-NPM
While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Sunhgmevnwn V-RPP-GPM de; CONJ tw'n T-GPM Farisaivwn N-GPM ejphrwvthsen V-AAI-3S aujtou;? P-APM oJ T-NSM #Ihsou'? N-NSM
"What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.
levgwn, V-PAP-NSM Tiv I-NSN uJmi'n P-2DP dokei' V-PAI-3S peri; PREP tou' T-GSM Xristou'; N-GSM tivno? I-GSM uiJov? N-NSM ejstin; V-PXI-3S levgousin V-PAI-3P aujtw'/, P-DSM Tou' T-GSM Dauivd. N-PRI
He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says,
levgei V-PAI-3S aujtoi'?, P-DPM Pw'? ADV ou\n CONJ Daui;d N-PRI ejn PREP pneuvmati N-DSN kalei' V-PAI-3S aujto;n P-ASM kuvrion N-ASM levgwn, V-PAP-NSM
" 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '
Ei\pen V-2AAI-3S kuvrio? N-NSM tw'/ T-DSM kurivw/ N-DSM mou, P-1GS Kavqou V-PNM-2S ejk PREP dexiw'n mou P-1GS e&w? CONJ a^n PRT qw' V-2AAS-1S tou;? T-APM ejcqrouv? A-APM sou P-2GS uJpokavtw ADV tw'n T-GPM podw'n N-GPM sou; P-2GS
If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?"
eij COND ou\n CONJ Daui;d N-PRI kalei' V-PAI-3S aujto;n P-ASM kuvrion, N-ASM pw'? ADV uiJo;? N-NSM aujtou' P-GSM ejstin; V-PXI-3S
No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.
kai; CONJ oujdei;? A-NSF ejduvnato V-INI-3S ajpokriqh'nai V-AON aujtw'/ P-DSM lovgon, N-ASM oujde; ADV ejtovlmhsevn V-AAI-3S ti? X-NSM ajpj PREP ejkeivnh? D-GSF th'? T-GSF hJmevra? N-GSF ejperwth'sai V-AAN aujto;n P-ASM oujkevti. ADV
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