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Matthew 22 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Parable of the Marriage Feast

(Luk 14:15–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:1 -

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:2 - “The kingdom of heaven [fn]is like [fn]a king who [fn]held a wedding feast for his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:3 - “And he sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:4 - “Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened cattle are all butchered and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast!”’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:5 - “But they paid no attention and went their separate ways, one to his own [fn]farm, another to his business,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:6 - and the rest seized his slaves and treated them abusively, and then killed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:7 - “Now the king was angry, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:8 - “Then he *said to his slaves, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:9 - ‘So go to the main roads, and invite whomever you find there to the wedding feast.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:10 - “Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good; and the wedding hall was filled with [fn]dinner guests.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:11 -

“But when the king came in to look over the [fn]dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:12 - and he *said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:13 - “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Tie his hands and feet, and throw him into the outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth in that place.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:14 - “For many are [fn]called, but few are chosen.”

Poll-tax to Caesar

(Mar 12:13–17; Luk 20:20–26 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:15 -

Then the Pharisees went and [fn]plotted together how they might trap Him [fn]in what He said.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:16 - And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and [fn]do not care what anyone thinks; for You [fn]are not partial to anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:17 - “Tell us then, what do You think? Is it [fn]permissible to pay a [fn]poll-tax to Caesar, or not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:18 - But Jesus perceived their [fn]malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:19 - “Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a [fn]denarius.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:20 - And He *said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:21 - They *said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He *said to them, “Then pay to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:22 - And hearing this, they were amazed; and they left Him and went away.

Jesus Answers the Sadducees

(Mar 12:18–27; Luk 20:27–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:23 -

On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to [fn]Jesus and questioned Him,

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:24 - saying, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up [fn]children for his brother.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:25 - “Now there were seven brothers among us; and the first married and died, and having no [fn]children, he left his wife to his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:26 - It was the same also with the second brother, and the third, down to the seventh.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:27 - “Last of all, the woman died.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:28 - “In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her in marriage.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:29 -

But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, since you do not [fn]understand the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:30 - “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:31 - “But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:32 - ‘I AM THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB’? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:33 - When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.
(Mar 12:28–34; Luk 10:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:34 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:35 - And one of them, [fn]a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:36 - “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:38 - “This is the great and [fn]foremost commandment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:39 - “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:40 - “Upon these two commandments [fn]hang the whole Law and the Prophets.”
(Mar 12:35–37; Luk 20:41–44 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:41 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:42 - “What do you think about the [fn]Christ? Whose son is He?” They *said to Him, “The son of David.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:43 - He *said to them, “Then [fn]how does David [fn]in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:44 -




Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:45 -

“Therefore, if David calls Him ‘Lord,’ [fn]how is He his son?”

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:46 - No one was able to offer Him a word in answer, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him any more questions.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit has been compared to
Lit a man, a king
Lit made
Or field
Lit those reclining at the table
Lit those reclining at the table
Or invited
Lit took counsel
Lit in word
Lit it is not a concern to You about anyone;
Lit do not look at the face of people
Or lawful; i.e., by Jewish law and tradition
I.e., a tax on each person in the census
Or wickedness
The denarius was a day’s wages for a laborer
Lit Him
Lit seed
Lit seed
Or know
I.e., an expert in the Mosaic Law
Or first
I.e., completely depend
I.e., Messiah
Or in what sense does
I.e., by inspiration
Or in what sense is
See the NASB20 Preface for an explanation on the use of the asterisk.

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