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Parallel Bible results for Matthew 22:1-22

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Matthew 22:1-22

NIV 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: NIV 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: NIV 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. NIV 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 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. 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. 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.’ 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.’ NIV 5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. NIV 5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. NIV 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. NIV 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. NIV 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. NIV 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. NIV 8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. NIV 8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. NIV 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ NIV 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ NIV 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, 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, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. NIV 11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not 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. NIV 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. NIV 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. 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.’ 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.’ NIV 14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.” NIV 14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.” NIV 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. NIV 15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. NIV 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, 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 that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. NIV 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?” NIV 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?” NIV 18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, 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? NIV 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, NIV 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, NIV 20 and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” NIV 20 and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?” NIV 21 “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” NIV 21 “Caesar’s,” they replied. Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” NIV 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away. NIV 22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.

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