1611 King James Bible

Matthew 22

The parable of the marriage of the king's son.

Matthew 22:1 And Iesus answered, and spake vnto them againe by parables, and said, Matthew 22:2 The Kingdome of heauen is like vnto a certaine King, which made a marriage for his sonne, Matthew 22:3 And sent forth his seruants to call them that were bidden to the wedding, and they would not come. Matthew 22:4 Againe, hee sent foorth other seruants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Beholde, I haue prepared my dinner; my oxen, and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come vnto the marriage. Matthew 22:5 But they made light of it, and went their wayes, one to his farme, another to his merchandize: Matthew 22:6 And the remnant tooke his seruants, and intreated them spitefully, and slew them. Matthew 22:7 But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth, and hee sent foorth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt vp their citie. Matthew 22:8 Then saith hee to his seruants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden, were not worthy.

The vocation of the Gentiles.

Matthew 22:9 Goe yee therefore into the high wayes, and as many as yee shall finde, bid to the marriage. Matthew 22:10 So those seruants went out into the high wayes, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good, and the wedding was furnished with ghests.

Matthew 22:11 And when the King came in to see the guests, hee sawe there a man, which had not on a wedding garment,

The punishment of him that wanted the wedding garment.

Matthew 22:12 And hee sayth vnto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not hauing a wedding garment? And hee was speechlesse. Matthew 22:13 Then said the king to the seruants, Binde him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkenesse, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

Tribute ought to be paid to Caesar.

Matthew 22:15 Then went the Pharises, and tooke counsell, how they might intangle him in his talke. Matthew 22:16 And they sent out vnto him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, wee know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in trueth, neither carest thou for any man; for thou regardest not the person of men. Matthew 22:17 Tell vs therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawfull to giue tribute vnto Cesar, or not? Matthew 22:18 But Iesus perceiued their wickednesse, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Matthew 22:19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought vnto him a peny. Matthew 22:20 And he sayth vnto them, Whose is this image and superscription? Matthew 22:21 They say vnto him, Cesars. Then sayth he vnto them, Render therefore vnto Cesar, the things which are Cesars: and vnto God, the things that are Gods. Matthew 22:22 When they had heard [these wordes], they marueiled, and left him, and went their way.

Christ confuteth the Sadducees for the resurrection:

Matthew 22:23 The same day came to him the Sadduces, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Matthew 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, hauing no children, his brother shall marrie his wife, and raise vp seed vnto his brother. Matthew 22:25 Now there were with vs seuen brethren, and the first when he had maried a wife, deceased, and hauing no issue, left his wife vnto his brother. Matthew 22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, vnto the seuenth. Matthew 22:27 And last of al the woman died also. Matthew 22:28 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seuen? for they all had her. Matthew 22:29 Iesus answered, and said vnto them, Yee doe erre, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are giuen in marriage, but are as the Angels of God in heauen. Matthew 22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, haue ye not read that which was spoken vnto you by God, saying, Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Iacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the liuing. Matthew 22:33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.

answereth the lawyer, which is the first and great commandment:

Matthew 22:34 But when the Pharises had heard that he had put the Sadduces to silence, they were gathered together. Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a Lawyer, asked [him] a question, tempting him, and saying, Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the great Commandement in the Law? Matthew 22:37 Iesus sayd vnto him, Thou shalt loue the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soule, and with all thy minde. Matthew 22:38 This is the first and great Commandement. Matthew 22:39 And the second is like vnto it, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe. Matthew 22:40 On these two Commandements hang all the Law and the Prophets.

and poseth the Pharisees about the Messias.

Matthew 22:41 While the Pharises were gathered together, Iesus asked them, Matthew 22:42 Saying, What thinke yee of Christ? whose sonne is hee? They say vnto him, The sonne of Dauid. Matthew 22:43 He saith vnto them, How then doth Dauid in spirit call him Lord, saying, Matthew 22:44 The Lord said vnto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstoole? Matthew 22:45 If Dauid then call him Lord, how is he his sonne? Matthew 22:46 And no man was able to answere him a word, neither durst any man (from that day foorth) aske him any moe questions.

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