Matthew 22 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 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 king who gave a wedding feast for his son. 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
3 "And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling 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 out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."' 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 their way, one to his own farm, another to his business, 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business.
6 and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 "But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed 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 slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were 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 'Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.' 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
10 "Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall 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 look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was 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 without wedding clothes?' And the man 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 the servants, 'Bind him 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 plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said. 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
16 And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any. 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 "Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?" 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
18 But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, "Why are you testing 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 for the poll-tax." And 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 likeness 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, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's." 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 hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away. 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
23 On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection ) came to Jesus and questioned Him, 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
24 asking, "Teacher, Moses said, 'IF A MAN DIES HAVING NO CHILDREN, HIS BROTHER AS NEXT OF KIN SHALL MARRY HIS WIFE, AND RAISE UP 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 with us; and the first married and died, and having no children 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, down to the seventh. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh.
27 "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 married her." 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, not understanding the Scriptures nor 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 in heaven. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
31 "But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God: 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 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching. 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
34 But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together . 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.
35 One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment 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 great and foremost commandment. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 "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 the whole Law and the Prophets." 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question: 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 "What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?" They said to Him, "The son of David." 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.
43 He said to them, "Then how does David in 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 BENEATH YOUR FEET "'? 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '
45 "If David then calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his son?" 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?"
46 No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question. 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.