Matthew 22 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Jesus answered and spoke again in parables to them, saying, 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
2 "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son, 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
3 and sent forth his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, 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 forth other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have made ready my dinner. My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage 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 made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own 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 rest grabbed his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 But the king was angry, and he sent his armies, 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 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 therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.' 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
10 Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding 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 saw there a man who didn't have on wedding-clothing, 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-clothing?' 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 servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.' 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 chosen." 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen."
15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entrap him in his talk. 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone. 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 do you think? Is it lawful 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 Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "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 tax money." They brought to him a denarius. 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
20 He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
21 They said to him, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore 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 When they heard it, they marveled, and 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 (those who say that there is no resurrection) came to him. They 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 a man dies, having no children, his brother will marry his wife, and raise up seed 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 with us seven brothers. The first married and died, and having no seed 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 In like manner 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 After them all, the woman died. 27 Finally, the woman died.
28 In the resurrection therefore, whose wife will 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 But Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken, 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 like God's 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 concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven't you 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 When the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at his teaching. 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
34 But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, 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 greatest commandment in the law?" 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
37 Jesus 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 first and great commandment. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 A second likewise is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
40 The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments." 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 saying, "What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "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 then 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 on my right hand, Until I make your enemies a footstool for 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 No one was able to answer him a word, neither dared 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.