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Matthew 22 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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(Luk 14:15–24 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:1 - And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:2 - "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a marriage feast for his son,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:3 - and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast; but they would not come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:4 - Again he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have made ready my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves are killed, and everything is ready; come to the marriage feast.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:5 - But they made light of it and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:6 - while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:7 - The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:8 - Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:9 - Go therefore to the thoroughfares, and invite to the marriage feast as many as you find.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:10 - And those servants went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:11 - "But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:12 - and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:13 - Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:14 - For many are called, but few are chosen."
(Mar 12:13–17; Luk 20:20–26 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:15 - Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how to entangle him in his talk.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:16 - And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Hero'di-ans, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God truthfully, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:17 - Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:18 - But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, "Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:19 - Show me the money for the tax." And they brought him a coin.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:20 - And Jesus said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:21 - They said, "Caesar's." Then 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 heard it, they marveled; and they left him and went away.
(Mar 12:18–27; Luk 20:27–40 )
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:23 - The same day Sad'ducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:24 - saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies, having no children, his brother must marry the widow, and raise up children for his brother.'
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:25 - Now there were seven brothers among us; the first married, and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:26 - So too the second and third, down to the seventh.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:27 - After them all, the woman died.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:28 - In the resurrection, therefore, to which of the seven will she be wife? For they all had her."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:29 - But Jesus answered them, "You are wrong, because you know neither 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 - And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:33 - And when the crowd heard it, 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 he had silenced the Sad'ducees, they came together.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:35 - And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:36 - "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:38 - This is the great and first commandment.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:39 - And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:40 - On these two commandments depend all the 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 - saying, "What do you think of the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "The son of David."
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:43 - He said to them, "How is it then that David, inspired by the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:44 - 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I put thy enemies under thy feet'?
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:45 - If David thus 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 did any one dare to ask him any more questions.
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