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Matthew 22 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Parable of the Wedding Feast
The Marriage of the King’s Son
(Luke 14:15–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:1 - And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:2 - “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:3 - “and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:4 - “Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.” ’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:5 - “But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:6 - “And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:7 - “But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:8 - “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:9 - ‘Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:10 - “So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:11 - “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:12 - “So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:13 - “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[fn] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:14 - “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
The Pharisees: Is It Lawful to Pay Taxes to Caesar?
(Mark 12:13–17; Luke 20:20–26 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:15 - Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His talk.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:16 - And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:17 - “Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:18 - But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:19 - “Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a 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.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:22 - When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left Him and went their way.
The Sadducees: What About the Resurrection?
(Mark 12:18–27; Luke 20:27–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:23 - The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:24 - saying: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:25 - “Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:26 - “Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:27 - “Last of all the woman died also.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:28 - “Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:29 - Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing 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 of God[fn] in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:31 - “But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:32 - ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?[fn] God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:33 - And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.
The Scribes: Which Is the First Commandment of All?
(Mark 12:28–34; Luke 10:25–28 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:34 - But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:35 - Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:36 - “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:37 - Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:38 - “This is the first and great commandment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:39 - “And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:40 - “On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Jesus: How Can David Call His Descendant Lord?
(Mark 12:35–37; Luke 20:41–44 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:41 - While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:42 - saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:43 - He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:44 - ‘The LORD said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ’ 

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:45 - “If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his Son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:46 - And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text omits take him away, and.
NU-Text omits of God.
Exodus 3:6, 15
Deuteronomy 6:5
Leviticus 19:18
Psalm 110:1

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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