Matthew Bible

Matthew 22

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

Matthew 22:1 And Iesus answered, and spake vnto them agayne in symylytudes sayinge. Matthew 22:2 The kyngdome of heauen is like vnto a certayne kynge, whiche maryed hys sonne, Matthew 22:3 and sent forth hys seruauntes to call them that were byd to the wedding, & they woulde not come. Matthew 22:4 Agayne he sent forth other seruauntes saynge. Tell them which are bydden: beholde I haue prepared my dyner, myne oxen and my fatlynges are kylled, and all thinges are redy, come vnto the mariage. Matthew 22:5 But they made lyght of it, and went theyr wayes: one to hys ferme place, an other about hys marchaundyse, Matthew 22:6 the remnaunt toke hys seruauntes and intreated them vngodly and slewe them. Matthew 22:7 When the kynge hearde that, he was wrothe and sente forthe hys warryers and destroyed those murtherers and brent vp theyr citie. Matthew 22:8 Then sayde he to hys seruauntes: the wedding was prepared. But they which were bidden: were not worthye.

The vocation of the Gentiles.

Matthew 22:9 Go ye therfore out into the hye waies, & as many as ye finde byd them to the mariage. Matthew 22:10 The seruauntes went out into the hye wayes, and gaddered together as many as they could fynde. Both good & bad, and the weddynge was furnyshed with gestes.

Matthew 22:11 Then the kynge came in, to viset the gestes, and spyed there a man which had not on a weddynge garment,

The punishment of him that wanted the wedding garment.

Matthew 22:12 and sayd vnto hym, frend howe fortuned it that thou camest in hyther, and hast not on a weddinge garmente? And he was euen speachlesse. Matthew 22:13 Then sayed the kynge to hys mynisters: take and bynde hym hande and fote, and caste hym into vtter darcknes, there shal be weping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 22:14 For manye are called and fewe be chosen.

Tribute ought to be paid to Caesar.

Matthew 22:15 Then went the pharises and toke counsell how they myght tangle hym in hys wordes. Matthew 22:16 And they sent vnto hym theyr discyples with Herodes seruauntes sayinge: Mayster, we knowe that thou art true, & teachest the waye of God truely: neither carest for any man, for thou considerest not mennes estate. Matthew 22:17 Tel vs therfor how thinkest thou. Is it lawful to giue tribute vnto Cesar or not? Matthew 22:18 Iesus perceyued theyr wickednes, & sayd: Why tempt ye me ye hypocrites? Matthew 22:19 Let me se the tribute money. And they toke him a peny. Matthew 22:20 And he sayd vnto them: whose is thys ymage & superscripcion? Matthew 22:21 They sayed vnto him: Cesars. Then sayed he vnto them: Gyue therfore to Cesar, þt which is Cesars: And gyue vnto God, that which is Goddes. Matthew 22:22 When they hearde that they maruayled, and left hym, and went theyr waye.

Christ confuteth the Sadducees for the resurrection:

Matthew 22:23 The same day the Saduces came to hym (which say that there is no resurreccion) axed him Matthew 22:24 saying: Mayster, Moyses bad, yf a man dye hauyng no chyldren, that the brother marye hys wyfe, and reyse vp seed vnto hys brother. Matthew 22:25 There were with vs seuen brethren, and the fyrst maryed and dyseased without yssue and left hys wyfe vnto his brother. Matthew 22:26 Like wyse the second and the thyrde vnto the seuenth. Matthew 22:27 Last of all the woman dyed also. Matthew 22:28 Nowe in the resurreccyon whose wyfe shall she be of these seuen? For all had her. Matthew 22:29 Iesus answered & sayd vnto them: ye are deceyued and vnderstande not the scriptures, nor yet the power of God. Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they nether marye nor are maryed: but are as the angels in heauen. Matthew 22:31 As touchyng the resurreccion of the dead: haue ye not reade what is sayd vnto you of God which sayth: Matthew 22:32 I am Abrahams God, and Isaacks God. & the God of Iacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the liuynge. Matthew 22:33 And when the people hearde that, they were astonyed at hys doctrine.

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

Matthew 22:34 When the Pharises had hearde, how that he had put the Saduces to silence, they drewe together, Matthew 22:35 and one of them whiche was a doctoure of lawe, axed a question temptyng hym and sayinge: Matthew 22:36 Mayster which is the chief commaundement in the lawe? Matthew 22:37 Iesus sayd to him: Loue the Lord thy God with all thyne herte, and with all thy soule, and with al thy mynd. Matthew 22:38 This is the fyrst and the chiefe commaundement. Matthew 22:39 And there is another lyke vnto thys. Loue thy neyghboure as thy selfe. Matthew 22:40 In these two commaundementes hange all the lawe & the Prophetes.

and poseth the Pharisees about the Messias.

Matthew 22:41 Whyle the pharyses were gaddered together. Iesus axed them Matthew 22:42 saying: what thynke ye of Christ? Whose sonne is he? They sayed vnto him: the sonne of Dauid. Matthew 22:43 He sayed vnto them: how then doeth Dauid in sprite, call him Lorde, sayenge: Matthew 22:44 The Lorde sayed to my Lord sit on my righthande: tyl I make thyne enemyes thy fotestole. Matthew 22:45 If Dauid call hym Lorde, how is he than hys sonne? Matthew 22:46 And none coulde aunswere hym agayne one worde, neyther durste any from that daye forth axe him any more question.

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