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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Again, Yeshua answered in a parable, and he said:
“The Kingdom of Heaven is compared to a man who was a King who made a wedding feast for his son.
And he sent his servants to call those invited to the wedding feast, and they chose not to come.
Again he sent other servants, and he said, “Tell those invited, 'Behold, my banquet is ready, and my oxen and my fatlings are killed, everything is prepared; come to the wedding feast.' “
And they showed contempt and went, one to his field, and another to his commerce.
But the rest seized, abused and killed his servants.
But when the King heard, he was angry and he sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding feast is ready, and those who were invited were not worthy.'
'Go therefore to the ends of the roads and call everyone whom you find to the wedding feast.'
And those servants went out to the roads, and they gathered everyone whom they found, bad and good, and the place of the wedding feast was filled with guests.
11And the King entered to see the guests and he saw a man there who was not wearing a wedding garment.
12And he said to him, 'My friend, how did you enter here when you did not have a wedding garment?'
13Then the King said to the attendants, 'Bind his hands and his feet and cast him out into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
14“For the called are many and the chosen are few.”
15And the Pharisees went, and they took counsel how they might catch him in discourse.
16And they sent their disciples to him with those of the house of Herodus and they were saying to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and that you teach the way of God in truth and you do not take caution for man, for you do not accept the persons of men.”
17“Tell us therefore, how does it seem to you? Is it lawful to give the head tax to Caesar or not?”
18Yeshua knew their evil and he said, “Why are you testing me, you accepters of persons?”
19“Show me a denarius of the head tax money”, and they brought a denarius to him.
20And Yeshua said to them, “Whose is this image and inscription?”
21And they were saying, “Caesar's”; he said to them, “Give therefore what is Caesar's to Caesar, and what is God's to God.”
22And when they heard, they were amazed, and they left him and departed.
23That day the Sadducees approached, and they were saying to him, “There is no life for the dead”, and they asked him,
24And they were saying to him, “Teacher, Moses said to us that if a man dies while he has no sons, his brother may take his wife and raise up seed to his brother.
25Now, there were seven brothers with us; the first took a wife and he died, and he had no children, and he left his wife to his brother.
26Likewise also the second and also the third, even unto the seventh of them.
27And after all of them the woman died also.
28In the resurrection therefore, which of these seven will have the woman, for they all had taken her?”
29Yeshua answered and he said to them, “You do err, because you do not understand the scriptures, neither the mighty works of God.
30For in the resurrection of the dead, they do not take wives, neither do men have wives, but they are like the Angels of God in Heaven.
31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, who said:
32'I AM THE LIVING GOD, The God of Abraham, The God of Isaaq, and The God of Jaqob?' He is The God, not of the dead, but of the living.”
33And when the crowds heard, they were dumbfounded at his teaching.
34But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they assembled together.
35And one of them who knew The Written Law asked him while testing him:
36“Teacher, which commandment in The Written Law is the greatest?”
37Yeshua said to him, “You shall love THE LORD JEHOVAH your God from all your heart and from all your soul and from all your power and from all your mind.”
38“This is the great and the first commandment.”
39“And the second which is like it is, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
40On these two commands depend all The Written Law and The Prophets.”
41But as the Pharisees were assembled, Yeshua asked them,
42And he said, “What are you saying about The Messiah? Whose Son is He?” They were saying to him, “The Son of David.”
43He said to them, “And how did David by The Spirit call him THE LORD JEHOVAH, for he said:”
44'THE LORD JEHOVAH said to my Lord, 'sit at my right hand until I place your enemies under your feet'?
45“If therefore David called him THE LORD JEHOVAH, how is he his son?”
46And no man could give him an answer, and no man dared again from that day to question him.