Matthew 22:11-21 NIV

11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
12 'Friend,'1 he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless.

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13 "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.'2

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14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen."3

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Paying Taxes to Caesar

22:15-22pp -- Mk 12:13-17; Lk 20:20-26

15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.

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      16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians.4 "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.

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      17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes5 to Caesar or not?"

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      18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
      19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
      20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
      21 "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's,6 and to God what is God's."

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