Matthew 22:8-18 NIV

8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’

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10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

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11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ 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.’

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14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

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Paying the Imperial Tax to Caesar

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. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, 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 the imperial taxa to Caesar or not?”

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        • ¸ 22:17 - A special tax levied on subject peoples, not on Roman citizens
          18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?