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Matthew 22

GW 1 Again Jesus used stories as illustrations when he spoke to them. He said, NIV 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: GW 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who planned a wedding for his son. NIV 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. GW 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the wedding, but they refused to come. NIV 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. GW 4 He sent other servants to tell the people who had been invited, 'I've prepared dinner. My bulls and fattened calves have been butchered. Everything is ready. Come to the wedding!' NIV 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.' GW 5 "But they paid no attention and went away. Some went to work in their own fields, and others went to their businesses. NIV 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business. GW 6 The rest grabbed the king's servants, mistreated them, and then killed them. NIV 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. GW 7 "The king became angry. He sent his soldiers, killed those murderers, and burned their city. NIV 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. GW 8 "Then the king said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited don't deserve the honor. NIV 8 "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. GW 9 Go where the roads leave the city. Invite everyone you find to the wedding.' NIV 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' GW 10 The servants went into the streets and brought in all the good people and all the evil people they found. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. NIV 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. GW 11 "When the king came to see the guests, he saw a person who was not dressed in the wedding clothes [provided for the guests]. NIV 11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. GW 12 He said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without proper wedding clothes?' "The man had nothing to say. NIV 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. GW 13 Then the king told his servants, 'Tie his hands and feet, and throw him outside into the darkness. People will cry and be in extreme pain there.' NIV 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.' GW 14 "Therefore, many are invited, but few of those are chosen to stay." NIV 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen." GW 15 Then the Pharisees went away and planned to trap Jesus into saying the wrong thing. NIV 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. GW 16 They sent their disciples to him along with Herod's followers. They said to him, "Teacher, we know that you tell the truth and that you teach the truth about the way of God. You don't favor individuals because of who they are. NIV 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. GW 17 So tell us what you think. Is it right to pay taxes to the emperor or not?" NIV 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" GW 18 Jesus recognized their evil plan, so he asked, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites? NIV 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? GW 19 Show me a coin used to pay taxes." They brought him a coin. NIV 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius, GW 20 He said to them, "Whose face and name is this?" NIV 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" GW 21 They replied, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Very well, give the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and give God what belongs to God." NIV 21 "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to God what is God's." GW 22 They were surprised to hear this. Then they left him alone and went away. NIV 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away. GW 23 On that day some Sadducees, who say that people will never come back to life, came to Jesus. They asked him, NIV 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. GW 24 "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies childless, his brother should marry his widow and have children for his brother.' NIV 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. GW 25 There were seven brothers among us. The first married and died. Since he had no children, he left his widow to his brother. NIV 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. GW 26 The second brother also died, as well as the third, and the rest of the seven brothers. NIV 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. GW 27 At last the woman died. NIV 27 Finally, the woman died. GW 28 Now, when the dead come back to life, whose wife will she be? All seven brothers had been married to her." NIV 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?" GW 29 Jesus answered, "You're mistaken because you don't know the Scriptures or God's power. NIV 29 Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. GW 30 When people come back to life, they don't marry. Rather, they are like the angels in heaven. NIV 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. GW 31 Haven't you read what God told you about the dead coming back to life? He said, NIV 31 But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you, GW 32 'I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.' He's not the God of the dead but of the living." NIV 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." GW 33 He amazed the crowds who heard his teaching. NIV 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching. GW 34 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. NIV 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. GW 35 One of them, an expert in Moses' Teachings, tested Jesus by asking, NIV 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: GW 36 "Teacher, which commandment is the greatest in Moses' Teachings?" NIV 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" GW 37 Jesus answered him, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.' NIV 37 Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' GW 38 This is the greatest and most important commandment. NIV 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. GW 39 The second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' NIV 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' GW 40 All of Moses' Teachings and the Prophets depend on these two commandments." NIV 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." GW 41 While the Pharisees were still gathered, Jesus asked them, NIV 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, GW 42 "What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They answered him, "David's." NIV 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied. GW 43 He said to them, "Then how can David, guided by the Spirit, call him Lord? David says, NIV 43 He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says, GW 44 'The Lord said to my Lord, "Take the highest position in heaven until I put your enemies under your control."' NIV 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." ' GW 45 If David calls him Lord, how can he be his son?" NIV 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?" GW 46 No one could answer him, and from that time on no one dared to ask him another question. NIV 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.