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Matthew 22

CEBA 1 Jesus responded by speaking again in parables: NIV 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: CEBA 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding party for his son. NIV 2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. CEBA 3 He sent his servants to call those invited to the wedding party. But they didn't want 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. CEBA 4 Again he sent other servants and said to them, ‘Tell those who have been invited, "Look, the meal is all prepared. I've butchered the oxen and the fattened cattle. Now everything's ready. Come to the wedding party!" ' 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.' CEBA 5 But they paid no attention and went away—some to their fields, others to their businesses. NIV 5 "But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business. CEBA 6 The rest of them grabbed his servants, abused them, and killed them. NIV 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. CEBA 7 “The king was angry. He sent his soldiers to destroy those murderers and set their city on fire. NIV 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. CEBA 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding party is prepared, but those who were invited weren't worthy. NIV 8 "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. CEBA 9 Therefore, go to the roads on the edge of town and invite everyone you find to the wedding party.' NIV 9 Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' CEBA 10 “Then those servants went to the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding party was full of 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. CEBA 11 Now when the king came in and saw the guests, he spotted a man who wasn't wearing wedding clothes. NIV 11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. CEBA 12 He said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' But he was speechless. NIV 12 'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. CEBA 13 Then the king said to his servants, ‘Tie his hands and feet and throw him out into the farthest darkness. People there will be weeping and grinding their 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.' CEBA 14 "Many people are invited, but few people are chosen." NIV 14 "For many are invited, but few are chosen." CEBA 15 Then the Pharisees met together to find a way to trap Jesus in his words. NIV 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. CEBA 16 They sent their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to him. "Teacher," they said, "we know that you are genuine and that you teach God's way as it really is. We know that you are not swayed by people's opinions, because you don't show favoritism. 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. CEBA 17 So tell us what you think: Does the Law allow people 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?" CEBA 18 Knowing their evil motives, Jesus replied, "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? CEBA 19 Show me the coin used to pay the tax." And they brought him a denarion. NIV 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius, CEBA 20 "Whose image and inscription is this?" he asked. NIV 20 and he asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription?" CEBA 21 "Caesar's," they replied. Then he said, "Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to 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." CEBA 22 When they heard this they were astonished, and they departed. NIV 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away. CEBA 23 That same day Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection, came to Jesus. NIV 23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. CEBA 24 They asked, "Teacher, Moses said, If a man who doesn't have children dies, his brother must marry his wife and produce 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. CEBA 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married, then died. Because 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. CEBA 26 The same thing happened with the second brother and the third, and in fact with all seven brothers. NIV 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. CEBA 27 Finally, the woman died. NIV 27 Finally, the woman died. CEBA 28 At the resurrection, which of the seven brothers will be her husband? They were all 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?" CEBA 29 Jesus responded, "You are wrong because you don't know either 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. CEBA 30 At the resurrection people won't marry nor will they be given in marriage. Instead, they will be like angels from God. NIV 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. CEBA 31 As for the resurrection of the dead, haven't you read what God told you, NIV 31 But about the resurrection of the dead--have you not read what God said to you, CEBA 32 I'm the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He isn't 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." CEBA 33 Now when the crowd heard this, they were astonished at his teaching. NIV 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching. CEBA 34 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had left the Sadducees speechless, they met together. NIV 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. CEBA 35 One of them, a legal expert, tested him. NIV 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: CEBA 36 "Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?" NIV 36 "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" CEBA 37 He replied, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, 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.' CEBA 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. NIV 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. CEBA 39 And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself. NIV 39 And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' CEBA 40 All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands." NIV 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." CEBA 41 Now as the Pharisees were gathering, Jesus asked them, NIV 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, CEBA 42 "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" "David's son," they replied. NIV 42 "What do you think about the Christ ? Whose son is he?" "The son of David," they replied. CEBA 43 He said, "Then how is it that David, inspired by the Holy Spirit, called him Lord when he said, NIV 43 He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says, CEBA 44 The Lord said to my lord, ‘Sit at my right side until I turn your enemies into your footstool'? NIV 44 " 'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet." ' CEBA 45 If David calls him Lord, how can he be David's son?" NIV 45 If then David calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?" CEBA 46 Nobody was able to answer him. And from that day forward nobody dared to ask him anything. NIV 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.