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.'
"Therefore, many are invited, but few of those are chosen to stay."
Then the Pharisees went away and planned to trap Jesus into saying the wrong thing.
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.
So tell us what you think. Is it right to pay taxes to the emperor or not?"
Jesus recognized their evil plan, so he asked, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?
Show me a coin used to pay taxes." They brought him a coin.
He said to them, "Whose face and name is this?"
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."
They were surprised to hear this. Then they left him alone and went away.
On that day some Sadducees, who say that people will never come back to life, came to Jesus. They asked him,