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1 Jesus responded by speaking again in parables: 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding party for his son. 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
3 He sent his servants to call those invited to the wedding party. But they didn't want to come. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
4 Again he sent other servants and said to them, ‘Tell those who have been invited, "Look, the meal is all prepared. I've butchered the oxen and the fattened cattle. Now everything's ready. Come to the wedding party!" ' 4 "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.'
5 But they paid no attention and went away—some to their fields, others to their businesses. 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business.
6 The rest of them grabbed his servants, abused them, and killed them. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 “The king was angry. He sent his soldiers to destroy those murderers and set their city on fire. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding party is prepared, but those who were invited weren't worthy. 8 "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
9 Therefore, go to the roads on the edge of town and invite everyone you find to the wedding party.' 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
10 “Then those servants went to the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding party was full of guests. 10 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.
11 Now when the king came in and saw the guests, he spotted a man who wasn't wearing wedding clothes. 11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
12 He said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' But he was speechless. 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless.
13 Then the king said to his servants, ‘Tie his hands and feet and throw him out into the farthest darkness. People there will be weeping and grinding their teeth.' 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.'
14 "Many people are invited, but few people are chosen." 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen."
15 Then the Pharisees met together to find a way to trap Jesus in his words. 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
16 They sent their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to him. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you are genuine and that you teach God's way as it really is. We know that you are not swayed by people's opinions, because you don't show favoritism. 16 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.
17 So tell us what you think: Does the Law allow people to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
18 Knowing their evil motives, Jesus replied, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites? 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
19 Show me the coin used to pay the tax." And they brought him a denarion. 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
20 "Whose image and inscription is this?" he asked. 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
21 "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said, "Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God." 21 "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's."
22 When they heard this they were astonished, and they departed. 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
23 That same day Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Jesus. 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
24 They asked, "Teacher, Moses said, If a man who doesn't have children dies, his brother must marry his wife and produce children for his brother. 24 "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.
25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married, then died. Because he had no children he left his widow to his brother. 25 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.
26 The same thing happened with the second brother and the third, and in fact with all seven brothers. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh.
27 Finally, the woman died. 27 Finally, the woman died.
28 At the resurrection, which of the seven brothers will be her husband? They were all married to her." 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?"
29 Jesus responded, "You are wrong because you don't know either the scriptures or God's power. 29 Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
30 At the resurrection people won't marry nor will they be given in marriage. Instead, they will be like angels from God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
31 As for the resurrection of the dead, haven't you read what God told you, 31 But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you,
32 I'm the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He isn't the God of the dead but of the living." 32 '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."
33 Now when the crowd heard this, they were astonished at his teaching. 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
34 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had left the Sadducees speechless, they met together. 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.
35 One of them, a legal expert, tested him. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
36 "Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?" 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
37 He replied, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. 37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself. 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
40 All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands." 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
41 Now as the Pharisees were gathering, Jesus asked them, 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" "David's son," they replied. 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.
43 He said, "Then how is it that David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, called him Lord when he said, 43 He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says,
44 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right side until I turn your enemies into your footstool'? 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '
45 If David calls him Lord, how can he be David's son?" 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?"
46 Nobody was able to answer him. And from that day forward nobody dared to ask him anything. 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.