Matthew 22 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And continuing, Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying, 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
2 "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man--a king--who gave a wedding celebration for his son. 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
3 And he sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the wedding celebration, and they did not 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 slaves, saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened [cattle] have been slaughtered, and everything [is] ready. Come to the wedding celebration!" ' 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--this one to his own field, that one to his business. 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business.
6 And the others, seizing his slaves, mistreated [them] and killed [them]. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 And the king was angry and sent his troops [and] destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding celebration is ready, but those who had been invited were not 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 out to the [places where] the roads exit the city and invite to the wedding celebration as many [people] as you find.' 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
10 And those slaves went out into the roads [and] gathered everyone whom they found, both evil and good, and the wedding celebration was filled {with dinner 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 But [when] the king came in to see the {dinner guests}, he saw a man there not dressed [in] 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 And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here, not having wedding clothes?' But {he could say nothing}. 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless.
13 Then the king said to the servants, 'Tie him up {hand and foot} [and] throw him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of 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 For many are called but few [are] chosen." 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen."
15 Then the Pharisees went {and consulted} so that they could entrap him with a statement. 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
16 And they sent their disciples to him with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and {you do not care what anyone thinks}, {because you do not regard the opinion of people}. 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 Therefore tell us what you think. Is it permitted 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 But [because he] knew their maliciousness, Jesus said, "Hypocrites! Why are you testing me? 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
19 Show me the coin for the tax!" So they brought him a denarius. 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
20 And he said to them, "Whose image and inscription [is] this?" 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
21 They said to him, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Therefore give to Caesar the things of Caesar, and to God the things of 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 And [when they] heard [this], they were astonished, and they left him [and] went away. 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
23 On that day Sadducees--who say there is no resurrection--came up to him and asked him, 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
24 saying, "Teacher, Moses said if someone dies without having children, his brother is to marry his wife and {father} descendants 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 with us. And the first died [after] getting married, and [because he] did not have descendants, he left his wife 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 So also the second and the third, up to the seventh. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh.
27 And last of all the woman died. 27 Finally, the woman died.
28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her [as wife]." 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?"
29 But Jesus answered [and] said to them, "You are mistaken, [because] you do not know the scriptures or the power of God! 29 Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
31 Now concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, who said, 31 But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you,
32 "I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob"? He is not 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 And [when] the crowds heard [this], they were amazed at his teaching. 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
34 Now [when] the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they assembled at the same [place]. 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.
35 And one of them, a legal expert, put a question to [him] to test him: 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
36 "Teacher, which commandment [is] greatest in the law?" 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
37 And he said to him, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul 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 greatest and first commandment. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second [is] like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
41 Now [while] the Pharisees were assembled, Jesus asked them, 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "David's." 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.
43 He said to them, "How then does David, by the Spirit, call him 'Lord,' saying, 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 hand until I put your enemies under your feet" '? 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '
45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how is he his son?" 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?"
46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day [on] to ask him any more [questions]. 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.