Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search ESV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

LexiConc
 [?]
 

Advanced Options

Exact Match
Beginning of the Word
Any Part of the Word
Theological FAQs
 [?]
 
Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search ESV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Sort Canonically  Sort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on TwitterConnect on FacebookConnect on InstagramConnect on PinterestConnect on Google Plus

Receive our Blue Letter Bible Newsletter

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Matthew 22 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse

Tools specific to Mat 22:1

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:1

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,

Tools specific to Mat 22:2

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:2

“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,

Tools specific to Mat 22:3

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:3

and sent his servants[fn] to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.

Tools specific to Mat 22:4

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:4

Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’

Tools specific to Mat 22:5

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:5

But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,

Tools specific to Mat 22:6

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:6

while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.

Tools specific to Mat 22:7

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:7

The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

Tools specific to Mat 22:8

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:8

Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.

Tools specific to Mat 22:9

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:9

Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’

Tools specific to Mat 22:10

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:10

And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

Tools specific to Mat 22:11

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:11

“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment.

Tools specific to Mat 22:12

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:12

And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless.

Tools specific to Mat 22:13

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:13

Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Tools specific to Mat 22:14

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:14

For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Tools specific to Mat 22:15

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:15

Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words.

Tools specific to Mat 22:16

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:16

And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.[fn]

Tools specific to Mat 22:17

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:17

Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”

Tools specific to Mat 22:18

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:18

But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?

Tools specific to Mat 22:19

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:19

Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius.[fn]

Tools specific to Mat 22:20

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:20

And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”

Tools specific to Mat 22:21

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:21

They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Tools specific to Mat 22:22

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:22

When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.

Tools specific to Mat 22:23

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:23

The same day Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection, and they asked him a question,

Tools specific to Mat 22:24

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:24

saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for his brother.’

Tools specific to Mat 22:25

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:25

Now there were seven brothers among us. The first married and died, and having no offspring left his wife to his brother.

Tools specific to Mat 22:26

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:26

So too the second and third, down to the seventh.

Tools specific to Mat 22:27

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:27

After them all, the woman died.

Tools specific to Mat 22:28

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:28

In the resurrection, therefore, of the seven, whose wife will she be? For they all had her.”

Tools specific to Mat 22:29

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:29

But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Tools specific to Mat 22:30

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:30

For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Tools specific to Mat 22:31

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:31

And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God:

Tools specific to Mat 22:32

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:32

‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living.”

Tools specific to Mat 22:33

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:33

And when the crowd heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.

Tools specific to Mat 22:34

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:34

But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.

Tools specific to Mat 22:35

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:35

And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.

Tools specific to Mat 22:36

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:36

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”

Tools specific to Mat 22:37

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:37

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Tools specific to Mat 22:38

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:38

This is the great and first commandment.

Tools specific to Mat 22:39

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:39

And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Tools specific to Mat 22:40

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:40

On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

Tools specific to Mat 22:41

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:41

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,

Tools specific to Mat 22:42

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:42

saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.”

Tools specific to Mat 22:43

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:43

He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,

Tools specific to Mat 22:44

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:44

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet”’?

Tools specific to Mat 22:45

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:45

If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”

Tools specific to Mat 22:46

Unchecked Copy Box Mat 22:46

And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions.
decorationPrevious BookPrevious ChapterGo to Top of PageNext ChapterNext Bookdecoration
ESV Footnotes
Greek bondservants; also verses 4, 6, 8, 10
Greek for you do not look at people’s faces
A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer

ESV

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

 
 
Home
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search ESV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVHCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
Version Selector Down Arrow

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the ESV
Version Selector Up Arrow KJV - King James Version NKJV - New King James Version NLT - New Living Translation NIV - New International Version ESV - English Standard Version HCSB - Holman Christian Standard Bible NASB - New American Standard Bible NET - New English Translation RSV - Revised Standard Version ASV - American Standard Version YLT - Young's Literal Translation DBY - Darby Translation WEB - Webster's Bible HNV - Hebrew Names Version
RVR60 - Reina-Valera 1960VUL - Latin VulgatemGNT - Morphological Greek New TestamentTR - Textus Receptus
Go to Top There is no Go To Top button on mobile devices and tablets
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Version Selector Up Arrow

Cite this page

MLA format

Note: MLA no longer requires the URL as part of their citation standard. Individual instructors or editors may still require the use of URLs.

APA format
Chicago format
Close
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Share this page using one of these tools:

facebooktwitter

googlepluspinterest

reddittumblrlinkedin


Or email this page to a friend:

Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate Line  Separate Line
Line-By-Line Verse Only  Verse Only
Line-By-Line Reference Only  Reference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference Delimiters  None — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference Delimiters  Square — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference Delimiters  Curly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference Delimiters  Parens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-Reference  Verse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-Verse  Reference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-Only  Reference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse Numbers  No Number
No Verse Delimeters  No Delimiter — 15
Square Verse Delimiters  Square — [15]
Curly Verse Delimiters  Curly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse Delimiters  Parens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate Books  Abbreviate Books
Quotes Around Verses  Quotes Around Verses
Remove Square Brackets  Remove Square Brackets
 
Select All Verses
Clear All Verses

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Loading...

InterlinearInterlinear
BiblesBibles
Cross-RefsCross-Refs
CommentariesCommentaries
DictionariesDictionaries
MiscellaneousMiscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Blue Letter Bible
Loading...
Login

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

Enter Your
Email or Username

Password

 [?]

 

Why won't my login from the old site work?

Did you forget your password?

Register a new BLB account

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

Enter Your EmailUsername

First Name

PasswordRe-enter

[ Cancel ]

 

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or Username

 

Return to Login

Close Login
 

Search

Bible Search

Multiverse Retrieval

LexiConc Search

FAQ Search

Browse Dictionary Topics

Bible Reference

Encyclopedias / Dictionaries

Introductions to the Bible

Topical Indexes

Charts and Outlines

Timelines

Maps / Images

Bible Commentaries

Text Commentaries

Audio & Video Commentaries

Theological Resources

Articles / Books

Women's Resources

Don Stewart

BLB Theological

Creeds, Catechisms, and Confessions

Multimedia

Video

Music

Products

Digital Books

Mobile Apps for iPhone / iPad

Mobile blb.org

BLB Offline CDs

Free Web Tools

Devotionals

Email Devotional Sign-Up

BLB Daily Promises

Day by Day by Grace

Morning and Evening

Daily Bible Reading Plan

Help

Video Tutorials

Support

Theological Questions

Website Support

iApp Support

Sponsorship Information

General Questions

Ministries

Sowing Circle

Co-Laboring Ministries

About

About the BLB

Statement of Faith

History

Newsletter

Partnerships

Ministry FAQs

Donate

Donation Information

Contact the BLB

Hotjar - Unlimited insights from your web and mobile sites


BLB Institute

BLB Blog

Email Newsletters

Facebook

Twitter


Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

©2016 Blue Letter Bible