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Matthew 22

NLT 1 Jesus told them several other stories to illustrate the Kingdom. He said, NIV 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: NLT 2 "The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son. NIV 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. NLT 3 Many guests were invited, and when the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify everyone that it was time to come. But they all refused! 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. NLT 4 So he sent other servants to tell them, 'The feast has been prepared, and choice meats have been cooked. Everything is ready. Hurry!' 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.' NLT 5 But the guests he had invited ignored them and went about their business, one to his farm, another to his store. NIV 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business. NLT 6 Others seized his messengers and treated them shamefully, even killing some of them." NIV 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. NLT 7 "Then the king became furious. He sent out his army to destroy the murderers and burn their city. NIV 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. NLT 8 And he said to his servants, 'The wedding feast is ready, and the guests I invited aren't worthy of the honor. NIV 8 "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. NLT 9 Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see.'" NIV 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' NLT 10 "So the servants brought in everyone they could find, good and bad alike, and the banquet 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. NLT 11 But when the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed a man who wasn't wearing the proper clothes 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. NLT 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how is it that you are here without wedding clothes?' And the man had no reply. NIV 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. NLT 13 Then the king said to his aides, 'Bind him hand and foot and throw him out into the outer darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 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.' NLT 14 For many are called, but few are chosen." NIV 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen." NLT 15 Then the Pharisees met together to think of a way to trap Jesus into saying something for which they could accuse him. NIV 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. NLT 16 They decided to send some of their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to ask him this question: "Teacher, we know how honest you are. You teach about the way of God regardless of the consequences. You are impartial and don't play favorites. 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. NLT 17 Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to the Roman government or not?" NIV 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?" NLT 18 But Jesus knew their evil motives. "You hypocrites!" he said. "Whom are you trying to fool with your trick questions? NIV 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? NLT 19 Here, show me the Roman coin used for the tax." When they handed him the coin, NIV 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius, NLT 20 he asked, "Whose picture and title are stamped on it?" NIV 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" NLT 21 "Caesar's," they replied. "Well, then," he said, "give to Caesar what belongs to him. But everything that belongs to God must be given 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." NLT 22 His reply amazed them, and they went away. NIV 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away. NLT 23 That same day some Sadducees stepped forward -- a group of Jews who say there is no resurrection after death. They posed this question: NIV 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. NLT 24 "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies without children, his brother should marry the widow and have a child who will be the brother's heir.' 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. NLT 25 Well, there were seven brothers. The oldest married and then died without children, so the second 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. NLT 26 This brother also died without children, and the wife was married to the next brother, and so on until she had been the wife of each of them. NIV 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. NLT 27 And then she also died. NIV 27 Finally, the woman died. NLT 28 So tell us, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? For she was the wife of all seven of them!" NIV 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?" NLT 29 Jesus replied, "Your problem is that you don't know the Scriptures, and you don't know the power of God. NIV 29 Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. NLT 30 For when the dead rise, they won't be married. 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. NLT 31 But now, as to whether there will be a resurrection of the dead -- haven't you ever read about this in the Scriptures? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said, NIV 31 But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you, NLT 32 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' So he 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." NLT 33 When the crowds heard him, they were impressed with his teaching. NIV 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching. NLT 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they thought up a fresh question of their own to ask him. NIV 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. NLT 35 One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: NIV 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: NLT 36 "Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?" NIV 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" NLT 37 Jesus replied, "'You must 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.' NLT 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. NIV 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. NLT 39 A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' NIV 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' NLT 40 All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments." NIV 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." NLT 41 Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: NIV 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, NLT 42 "What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They replied, "He is the son of David." NIV 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied. NLT 43 Jesus responded, "Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, call him Lord? For David said, NIV 43 He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says, NLT 44 'The LORD said to my Lord, Sit in honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.' NIV 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." ' NLT 45 Since David called him Lord, how can he be his son at the same time?" NIV 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?" NLT 46 No one could answer him. And after that, no one dared 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.