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Matthew 22

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

Matthew 22:1 And Iesus answered, & spake vnto them agayne by parables and sayde. Matthew 22:2 The kyngdome of heauen is lyke vnto a man that was a kynge, whych made a mariage for hys sonne Matthew 22:3 & sent forth his seruauntes, to call them that were byd to the weddynge, & they wolde not come. Matthew 22:4 Agayne, he sent forth other seruauntes sayinge: Tell them whych are bydden: beholde, I haue prepared my dynner: my oxen & my fatlynges are kylled, & all thinges are ready, come vnto þe mariage. Matthew 22:5 But they made lyght of it, & went their wayes: one to his ferme place, another to hys marchaundise, Matthew 22:6 & the remnaunt toke his seruauntes, & intreated them shamefully and slewe them. Matthew 22:7 But when the kyng hearde therof, he was wroth, & sent forth his men of warre & destroyed those murtherers, and brent vp theyr cytie. Matthew 22:8 Then sayd he to his seruauntes: þe mariage in dede is prepared. But they whych were bydden, were not worthy.

The vocation of the Gentiles.

Matthew 22:9 Goo ye therfore out into þe hye wayes: & as many as ye fynde byd them to the mariage. Matthew 22:10 And the seruauntes went out into the hye wayes, & gathered together all, as many as they coulde fynde, both good & bad, & the weddynge was furnisshed with gestes.

Matthew 22:11 Then the kyng came in, to se the gestes, & whan he spyed there a man, whych had not on a weddynge garment,

The punishment of him that wanted the wedding garment.

Matthew 22:12 he sayd vnto hym: frende, how camest thou in hyther not hauyng a weddynge garment? And he was euen spechlesse. Matthew 22:13 Then sayd þe king to the ministers: take & bynde him hand and fote, & cast hym into vtter darcknes there shall be wepynge & gnasshynge of teth. Matthew 22:14 For many be called but feaw are chosen.

Tribute ought to be paid to Caesar.

Matthew 22:15 Then went the pharises, & toke counsell how they myght tangle him in his wordes. Matthew 22:16 And they sent out vnto hym theyr discyples wyth Herodes seruauntes, sayinge: Master, we knowe that þu art true, & teachest the waye of God truely, nether carest þu for eny man, for thou regardest not the outward appearaunce of men. Matthew 22:17 Tell vs therfore: how thynkest þu? Is it lawfull þe trybute be geuen vnto Cesar or not? Matthew 22:18 But Iesus perceauyng theyr wyckednes, sayde: Why tempte ye me ye ypocrites? Matthew 22:19 Shewe me þe tribute mony. And they toke him a peny. Matthew 22:20 And he sayde vnto them: whose is this ymage & superscripcion? Matthew 22:21 They saye vnto him, Cesars. Then sayd he vnto them. Geue therfore vnto Cesar, þe thinges whych are Cesars: & vnto God, those thinges þt are Gods Matthew 22:22 When they had hearde these wordes, they marueled, & left hym, & went theyr waye.

Christ confuteth the Sadducees for the resurrection:

Matthew 22:23 The same daye came to him the Saduces (which saye þt there is no resurreccion) & asked him Matthew 22:24 sayinge: Master, Moses sayde: that yf a man dye hauynge no chylde, hys brother shulde mary hys wyfe, & reyse vp seed vnto his brother. Matthew 22:25 Ther were with vs seuen brethren: & the fyrste maried a wyfe, & deceased wtout yssue & lefte his wyfe vnto his brother. Matthew 22:26 Lykewyse, the seconde & þe thyrd, vnto þe seuenth. Matthew 22:27 Laste of all þe woman dyed also. Matthew 22:28 Therfore, in þe resurreccion, whose wyfe shall she be of the seuen? For they all had her. Matthew 22:29 Iesus answered & sayde vnto them: ye do erre, not knowinge the scriptures, nor the power of God. Matthew 22:30 For in the resurreccyon, they nether mary, nor are maryed but are as the Angels in heauen. Matthew 22:31 But as touchyng the resurreccyon of the deed: haue ye not red that which is spoken vnto you of God, whych sayth: Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham & the God of Isaac, & the God of Iacob? God is not a God of deed, but of lyuinge. Matthew 22:33 And when þe people heard this, they were astonnyed at his doctryne.

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

Matthew 22:34 But when the pharises had heard, þt he had put the Saduces to sylence, they came together, Matthew 22:35 & one of them which was (a doctour of lawe) asked him a question, temptinge him, & saying: Matthew 22:36 Master, which is the greate commaundement in the lawe? Matthew 22:37 Iesus sayd vnto hym: Thou shalt loue þe Lord thy God wyth all thy herte, and wyth all thy soule, & wyth all thy mynde. Matthew 22:38 This is the fyrst & greate commaundement. Matthew 22:39 And the seconde is lyke vnto it. Thou shalt loue thyne neyboure as thy self. Matthew 22:40 In these two commaundementes hange all the lawe and the Prophetes.

and poseth the Pharisees about the Messias.

Matthew 22:41 Whyle the Pharises were gathered together, Iesus asked them, Matthew 22:42 saying: what thynke ye of Chryst? Whose sonne is he? They saye vnto him: the sonne of Dauid. Matthew 22:43 He sayde vnto them how then doeth Dauid in sprete, call him Lorde sayinge: Matthew 22:44 The Lord sayd vnto my Lorde syt þe on my ryght hande tyll I make thyne enemyes thy foote stoole. Matthew 22:45 If Dauid then, call him Lord, how is he then his sonne? Matthew 22:46 And no man was able to answere him anye thing: nether durste eny man (from that daye forth) aske him any moo questions.

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