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1 Once more Jesus spoke to them 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 banquet for his son. 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
3 He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not 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: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.' 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 made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business.
6 while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 The king was enraged. He sent his troops, 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 is ready, but those 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 into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.' 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
10 Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with 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 guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, 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 get in here without a wedding robe?' And 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 the attendants, "Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where 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 to entrap him in what he said. 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard people with partiality. 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 you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?" 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?"
18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why are you putting me to the test, 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 tax." And they brought him a denarius. 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
20 Then he said to them, "Whose head is this, and whose title?" 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
21 They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor'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 When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away. 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
23 The same day some Sadducees came to him, saying there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question, saying, 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
24 "Teacher, Moses said, "If a man dies childless, his brother shall marry the widow, 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 among us; the first married, and died childless, leaving the 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 second did the same, so also 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 herself died. 27 Finally, the woman died.
28 In the resurrection, then, whose wife of the seven will she be? For all of them 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 Jesus answered them, "You are wrong, because you know neither 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 And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said 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, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is God not 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 crowd heard it, they were astounded at his teaching. 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.
35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
36 "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
37 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 a 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 hang all the 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 this question: 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 "What do you think of the Messiah? 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, "How is it then that David by the Spirit calls 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 David thus calls him Lord, how can he be his son?" 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?"
46 No one was able to give him an answer, nor from that day did anyone dare 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.