Matthew 22

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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
 

1And Jesus answered and spoke unto them again by parables and said, 2The kingdom of the heavens is like unto a certain man, a king, who made a marriage feast for his son 3and sent forth his slaves to call those that were invited to the wedding, and they would not come. 4Again, he sent forth other slaves, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my bulls and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage. 5But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise, 6and the others took his slaves and entreated them spitefully and slew them. 7But when the king heard of this, he became angry and sent forth his armies and destroyed those murderers and burned up their city. 8Then he said to his slaves, The wedding is ready, but those who were called were not worthy. 9Go ye therefore into the entrances of the highways and call as many as ye shall find to the marriage. 10So those slaves went out into the highways and gathered together everyone that they found, both bad and good; and the wedding was filled with guests. 11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who did not have on a wedding garment, 12and he said unto him, Friend, how didst thou come in here not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the slaves, Bind him hand and foot and take him away and cast him into the darkness outside; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14For many are called, but few are chosen.

15Then the Pharisees left and took counsel how they might entangle him in his word. 16And they sent out unto him their disciples with those of Herod, saying, Master, we know that thou art a lover of truth and teachest the way of God with truth and that thou takest care for no man, for thou art no respecter of persons of men. 17Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar or not? 18But Jesus perceived their wickedness and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 19Show me the coin of the tribute. And they presented unto him a denarius. 20And he said unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? 21They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then said he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s. 22When they had heard these words, they marvelled and left him and went away.

23The same day the Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 24saying, Master, Moses said, If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up seed unto his brother. 25Now there were with us seven brothers, and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no seed, left his wife unto his brother; 26likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 27And last of all the woman died also. 28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 29Then Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God. 30For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which is spoken unto you by God, who saith, 32I AM the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.

34Then the Pharisees, hearing that he had put the Sadducees to silence, gathered together. 35And one of them, who was an interpreter of the law, asked him a question, tempting him and saying, 36Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42saying, What think ye of the Christ? Whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. 43He said unto them, How then does David in Spirit call him Lord, saying, 44The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45If David then calls him Lord, how is he his son? 46And no one was able to answer him a word, neither dared anyone from that day forth ask him any more questions.