1 The marriage dinner
1 And Jesus answered Luke 14:16;Rev. 19:7,9and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,'
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.'
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: Prov. 9:2my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.'
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:'
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.'
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth Dan. 9:26;Luke 19:27his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city.'
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not ch. 10:11;Acts 13:46worthy.'
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.'
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and ch. 13:38gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.'
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man 2 Cor. 5:3;Eph. 4:24;Col. 3:10,12;Rev. 3:4;& 16:15;& 19:8which had not on a wedding garment:'
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.'
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him ch. 8:12into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
14 ch. 20:16For many are called, but few are chosen.'
15 Tribute money to Cesar
15 Mark 12:13;Luke 20:20Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?'
21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then saith he unto them, ch. 17:25;Rom. 13:7Render therefore unto Cesar the things which are Cesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.'
22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
23 Sadducees and the resurrection
23 Mark 12:18;Luke 20:27The same day came to him the Sadducees, Acts 23:8which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
24 Saying, Master, Deut. 25:5Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
27 And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, John 20:9not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.'
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but 1 John 3:2are as the angels of God in heaven.'
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,'
32 Ex. 3:6,16;Mark 12:26;Luke 20:37;Acts 7:32;Heb. 11:16I 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.'
33 And when the multitude heard this, ch. 7:28they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 The great commandment
34 Mark 12:28But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35 Then one of them, which was Luke 10:25a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Deut. 6:5;& 10:12;& 30:6;Luke 10:27Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.'
38 This is the first and great commandment.'
39 And the second is like unto it, Lev. 19:18;ch. 19:19;Mark 12:31;Luke 10:27;Rom. 13:9;Gal. 5:14;Jas. 2:8Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.'
40 ch. 7:12;1 Tim. 1:5On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.'
41 The question about David's son
41 Mark 12:35;Luke 20:41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?' They say unto him, The Son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,'
44 Ps. 110:1;Acts 2:34;1 Cor. 15:25;Heb. 1:13;& 10:12,13The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?'
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?'
46 Luke 14:6And no man was able to answer him a word, Mark 12:34;Luke 20:40neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
47 The woes upon the Pharisees
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