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Matthew 22 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 And Jesus answered, and spoke to them again by parables, and said, 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
2 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, who made a marriage for his son, 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
3 And sent his servants to call them that were invited to the wedding: and 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 servants, saying, Tell them who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and [my] fatlings [are] killed, and all things [are] ready: come to the marriage. 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, one to his farm, another to his merchandise. 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business.
6 And the remnant took his servants, and treated [them] spitefully, and slew [them]. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 But when the king heard [of it], he was wroth: and he sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 Then he saith to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they 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 ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, invite to the marriage. 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and collected all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished 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 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had not a wedding-garment: 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 saith to him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into utter darkness: there shall 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 went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in [his] talk. 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
16 And they sent out to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any [man]: for thou regardest not the person of men. 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 therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, 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 wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, [ye] hypocrites? 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
19 Show me the tribute-money. And they brought to him a penny. 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
20 And he saith to them, Whose [is] this image, and superscription? 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
21 They say to him, Cesar's. Then saith he to them, Render therefore to Cesar, the things which are Cesar'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 had heard [these words], they marveled, and left him, and departed. 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man shall die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to 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 with us seven brothers: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased; and having no issue, 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 Likewise the second also, and the third, 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 also. 27 Finally, the woman died.
28 Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had 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 and said to them, Ye do err, not knowing 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 as the 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 But as concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying, 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? God 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 multitude heard [this], they were astonished at his doctrine. 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were assembled about him. 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.
35 Then one of them [who was] a lawyer, asked [him a question], tempting him, and saying, 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
36 Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law? 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
37 Jesus said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy 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 great commandment. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second [is] like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 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 While the Pharisees were assembled, Jesus asked them, 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say 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 saith to them, How then doth David in 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 thou on my right hand, till I make thy enemies thy footstool? 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '
45 If David then calleth him Lord, how is he his son? 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?"
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any [man], from that day forth, 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.