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Matthew 22 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Again Jesus spoke to them in figurative language. 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
2 "The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "may be compared to a king who celebrated the marriage of 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 the invited guests to the wedding, but 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 other servants with a message to those who were invited. "`My breakfast is now ready," he said, `my bullocks and fat cattle are killed, and every preparation is made: come to the wedding.' 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 "They however gave no heed, but went, one to his home in the country, 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 the king's servants, maltreated them, and murdered them. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 So the king's anger was stirred, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burnt 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 banquet is ready, but those who were invited were unworthy of it. 8 "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
9 Go out therefore to the crossroads, and everybody you meet invite to the wedding.' 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
10 "So they went out into the roads and gathered together all they could find, both bad and good, and the banqueting 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 "Now the king came in to see the guests; and among them he discovered one 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 "`My friend,' he said, `how is it that you came in here without a wedding robe?' 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless.
13 "The man stood speechless. Then the king said to the servants, "`Bind him hand and foot and fling him into the darkness outside: there will be the weeping aloud and the 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 there are many called, but few chosen." 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen."
15 Then the Pharisees went and consulted together how they might entrap Him in His conversation. 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
16 So they sent to Him their disciples together with the Herodians; who said, "Teacher, we know that you are truthful and that you faithfully teach God's truth; and that no fear of man misleads you, for you are not biased by men's wealth or rank. 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 Give us your judgement therefore: is it allowable for us to pay 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 Perceiving their wickedness, Jesus replied, "Why are you hypocrites trying to ensnare me? 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
19 Show me the tribute coin." And they brought Him a shilling. 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
20 "Whose likeness and inscription," He asked, "is this?" 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?"
21 "Caesar's," they replied. "Pay therefore," He rejoined, "what is Caesar's to Caesar; and what is God's to 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 They heard this, and were astonished; then left Him, and went their way. 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.
23 On the same day a party of Sadducees came to Him, contending that there is no resurrection. And they put this case to Him. 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
24 "Teacher," they said, "Moses enjoined, `If a man die childless, his brother shall marry his widow, and raise up a family for him.' 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 we had among us seven brothers. The eldest of them married, but died childless, leaving 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 did 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 till the woman also died, after surviving them all. 27 Finally, the woman died.
28 At the Resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? for they all 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 The reply of Jesus was, "You are in error, through ignorance of the Scriptures and of 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, men neither marry nor are women given in marriage, but they 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 as to the Resurrection of the dead, have you never read what God says to you, 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 not the God of dead, but of living men." 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 All the crowd heard this, and were filled with amazement at His teaching. 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.
34 Now the Pharisees came up when they heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together.
35 and one of them, an expounder of the Law, asked Him as a test question, 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 "`Thou shalt love the Lord thy God,'" He answered, "`with thy whole heart, thy whole soul, thy whole 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 foremost Commandment. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment.
39 And the second is similar to it: `Thou shalt love thy fellow man as much as thyself.' 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
40 The whole of the Law and the Prophets is summed up in these two Commandments." 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
41 While the Pharisees were still assembled there, Jesus put a question to them. 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 "What think you about the Christ," He said, "whose son is He?" "David's," they replied. 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied.
43 "How then," He asked, "does David, taught by the Spirit, call Him Lord, when he says, 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 have put thy foes beneath thy feet'? 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." '
45 "If therefore David 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 could say a word in reply, nor from that day did any one venture again to put a question to Him. 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.