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Matthew 22

NCV 1 Jesus again used stories to teach the people. He said, NIV 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: NCV 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding feast for his son. NIV 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. NCV 3 The king invited some people to the feast. When the feast was ready, the king sent his servants to tell the people, 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. NCV 4 "Then the king sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those who have been invited that my feast is ready. I have killed my best bulls and calves for the dinner, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.' 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.' NCV 5 "But the people refused to listen to the servants and left to do other things. One went to work in his field, and another went to his business. NIV 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business. NCV 6 Some of the other people grabbed the servants, beat them, and killed them. NIV 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. NCV 7 The king was furious and sent his army to kill the murderers and burn their city. NIV 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. NCV 8 "After that, the king said to his servants, 'The wedding feast is ready. I invited those people, but they were not worthy to come. NIV 8 "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. NCV 9 So go to the street corners and invite everyone you find to come to my feast.' NIV 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' NCV 10 So the servants went into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad. 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. NCV 11 "When the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man who was not dressed for a wedding. NIV 11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. NCV 12 The king said, 'Friend, how were you allowed to come in here? You are not dressed for a wedding.' But the man said nothing. NIV 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. NCV 13 So the king told some servants, 'Tie this man's hands and feet. Throw him out into the darkness, where people will cry and grind their teeth with pain.' 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.' NCV 14 "Yes, many people are invited, but only a few are chosen." NIV 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen." NCV 15 Then the Pharisees left that place and made plans to trap Jesus in saying something wrong. NIV 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. NCV 16 They sent some of their own followers and some people from the group called Herodians. They said, "Teacher, we know that you are an honest man and that you teach the truth about God's way. You are not afraid of what other people think about you, because you pay no attention to 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. NCV 17 So tell us what you think. Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" NIV 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" NCV 18 But knowing that these leaders were trying to trick him, Jesus said, "You hypocrites! Why are you trying to trap me? NIV 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? NCV 19 Show me a coin used for paying the tax." So the men showed him a coin. NIV 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius, NCV 20 Then Jesus asked, "Whose image and name are on the coin?" NIV 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" NCV 21 The men answered, "Caesar's." Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and give to God the things that are God's." 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." NCV 22 When the men heard what Jesus said, they were amazed and left him and went away. NIV 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away. NCV 23 That same day some Sadducees came to Jesus and asked him a question. (Sadducees believed that people would not rise from the dead.) NIV 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. NCV 24 They said, "Teacher, Moses said if a married man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him. 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. NCV 25 Once there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died. Since he had no children, his brother married the widow. 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. NCV 26 Then the second brother also died. The same thing happened to the third brother and all the other brothers. NIV 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. NCV 27 Finally, the woman died. NIV 27 Finally, the woman died. NCV 28 Since all seven men had married her, when people rise from the dead, whose wife will she be?" NIV 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?" NCV 29 Jesus answered, "You don't understand, because you don't know what the Scriptures say, and you don't know about the power of God. NIV 29 Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. NCV 30 When people rise from the dead, they will not marry, nor will they be given to someone to marry. They will be 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. NCV 31 Surely you have read what God said to you about rising from the dead. NIV 31 But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you, NCV 32 God said, 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' God is the God of the living, not the dead." 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." NCV 33 When the people heard this, they were amazed at Jesus' teaching. NIV 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching. NCV 34 When the Pharisees learned that the Sadducees could not argue with Jesus' answers to them, the Pharisees met together. NIV 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. NCV 35 One Pharisee, who was an expert on the law of Moses, asked Jesus this question to test him: NIV 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: NCV 36 "Teacher, which command in the law is the most important?" NIV 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" NCV 37 Jesus answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and 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.' NCV 38 This is the first and most important command. NIV 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. NCV 39 And the second command is like the first: 'Love your neighbor as you love yourself.' NIV 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' NCV 40 All the law and the writings of the prophets depend on these two commands." NIV 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." NCV 41 While the Pharisees were together, Jesus asked them, NIV 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, NCV 42 "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" They answered, "The Christ is the Son of David." NIV 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied. NCV 43 Then Jesus said to them, "Then why did David call him 'Lord'? David, speaking by the power of the Holy Spirit, said, NIV 43 He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says, NCV 44 'The Lord said to my Lord: Sit by me at my right side, 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." ' NCV 45 David calls the Christ 'Lord,' so how can the Christ be his son?" NIV 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?" NCV 46 None of the Pharisees could answer Jesus' question, and after that day no one was brave enough to ask him any more questions. NIV 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.