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Matthew 22

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

Matthew 22:1 Then Iesus answered, and spake vnto them againe in parables, saying, Matthew 22:2 The kingdome of heauen is like vnto a certaine King which maried his sonne, Matthew 22:3 And sent foorth his seruants, to call them that were bidde to the wedding, but they woulde not come. Matthew 22:4 Againe hee sent foorth other seruants, saying. Tell them which are bidden, Beholde, I haue prepared my dinner: mine oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all thinges are readie: come vnto the mariage. Matthew 22:5 But they made light of it, and went their wayes, one to his farme, and another about his marchandise. Matthew 22:6 And the remnant tooke his seruants, and intreated them sharpely, and slewe them. Matthew 22:7 But when the King heard it, he was wroth, and sent foorth his warriers, and destroyed those murtherers, and burnt vp their citie. Matthew 22:8 Then saide hee to his seruants, Truly the wedding is prepared: but they which were bidden, were not worthy.

The vocation of the Gentiles.

Matthew 22:9 Go ye therefore out into the high wayes, and as many as ye finde, bid them to the mariage. Matthew 22:10 So those seruantes went out into the hie wayes, and gathered together all that euer they found, both good and bad: so the wedding was furnished with ghestes.

Matthew 22:11 Then the King came in, to see the ghestes, and sawe there a man which had not on a wedding garment.

The punishment of him that wanted the wedding garment.

Matthew 22:12 And he sayd vnto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, and hast not on a wedding garment? And he was speachlesse. Matthew 22:13 Then sayd the King to the seruants, Binde him hand and foote: take him away, and cast him into vtter darkenes: there shalbe weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 22:14 For many are called, but fewe chosen.

Tribute ought to be paid to Caesar.

Matthew 22:15 Then went the Pharises and tooke counsell how they might tangle him in talke. Matthew 22:16 And they sent vnto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we knowe that thou art true, & teachest the way of God truly, neither carest for any man: for thou considerest not the person of men. Matthew 22:17 Tell vs therefore, how thinkest thou? Is it lawfull to giue tribute vnto Cesar, or not? Matthew 22:18 But Iesus perceiued their wickednes, and sayd, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Matthew 22:19 Shewe me the tribute money; they brought him a peny. Matthew 22:20 And he sayde vnto them, Whose is this image and superscription? Matthew 22:21 They sayd vnto him, Cesars. Then sayd he vnto them, Giue therefore to Cesar, the things which are Cesars, and giue vnto God, those things which are Gods. Matthew 22:22 And when they heard it, they marueiled, and left him, and went their way.

Christ confuteth the Sadducees for the resurrection:

Matthew 22:23 The same day the Sadduces came to him (which say that there is no resurrection) and asked him, Matthew 22:24 Saying, Master, Moses sayd, If a man die, hauing no children, his brother shall marie his wife by the right of alliance, and raise vp seede vnto his brother. Matthew 22:25 Nowe there were with vs seuen brethren, and the first maried a wife, and deceased: and hauing none yssue, left his wife vnto his brother. Matthew 22:26 Likewise also the second, and the third, vnto the seuenth. Matthew 22:27 And last of all the woman died also. Matthew 22:28 Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seuen? For all had her. Matthew 22:29 Then Iesus answered, and sayd vnto them, Ye are deceiued, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marie wiues, nor wiues are bestowed in mariage, but are as the Angels of God in heauen. Matthew 22:31 And concerning the resurrection of the dead, haue ye not read what is spoken vuto you of 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 it, they were astonied 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 assembled together. Matthew 22:35 And one of them, which was an expounder of the Lawe, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Matthew 22:36 Master, which is ye great commaundement in the Lawe? Matthew 22:37 Iesus sayd to him, Thou shalt loue the Lorde thy God with all thine heart, with all thy soule, and with all thy minde. Matthew 22:38 This is the first and the great commaundement. Matthew 22:39 And the second is like vnto this, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe. Matthew 22:40 On these two commandements hangeth the whole Lawe, 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 ye of Christ? whose sonne is he? They sayd vnto him, Dauids. Matthew 22:43 He sayd vnto them, How then doeth Dauid in spirit call him Lord, saying, Matthew 22:44 The Lord sayd to my Lorde, Sit at my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footestoole? Matthew 22:45 If then Dauid call him Lord, howe is he his sonne? Matthew 22:46 And none could answere him a worde, neither durst any from that day foorth aske him any moe questions.

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