Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Matthew 22

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

Matthew 22:1 And, answering, Jesus, again, spake in parables unto them, saying:— Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man, a king,—who made a marriage-feast for his son; Matthew 22:3 And sent his servants, to call the invited into the marriage-feast,—and they would not come. Matthew 22:4 Again, sent he other servants, saying—Say to the invited, Lo! my dinner, have I prepared, mine oxen and my fatlings, are slain,—and, all things, are, ready: Come ye into the marriage-feast. Matthew 22:5 And, they, slighting it, went off, one, indeed, into his own field, and, another, unto his merchandise,— Matthew 22:6 And, the rest, securing his servants, ill-treated and slew them. Matthew 22:7 And, the king, was provoked to anger,—and, sending his armies, destroyed those murderers, and, their city, set on fire. Matthew 22:8 Then, saith he unto his servants—The marriage, indeed, is ready,—but, the invited, were not, worthy;

The vocation of the Gentiles.

Matthew 22:9 Be going, therefore, into the crossways of the roads, and, as many as ye shall find, call ye into the marriage-feast. Matthew 22:10 And those servants, going forth, into the roads, gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good,—and filled was the bride-chamber with guests.

Matthew 22:11 But the king, entering to view the guests, saw there a man, who had not put on a wedding-garment,—

The punishment of him that wanted the wedding garment.

Matthew 22:12 And saith unto him—Friend! how camest thou in here, not having a wedding-garment? And, he, was put to silence. Matthew 22:13 Then, the king said unto the ministers, Binding him feet and hands, cast him forth into the darkness, outside: There, shall be wafting and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 22:14 For, many, are called, but, few, chosen.

Tribute ought to be paid to Caesar.

Matthew 22:15 Then, went the Pharisees and took, counsel, that they might ensnare him, in discourse. Matthew 22:16 And they sent forth to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher! we know that, true, thou art, and, the way of God, in truth, dost teach, and it concerneth thee not about anyone,—for thou lookest not unto the face of men: Matthew 22:17 Tell us then, how, to thee, it seemeth? Is it allowable to give tax unto Caesar, or not? Matthew 22:18 But Jesus, taking note of their wickedness, said—Why are ye tempting me, hypocrites? Matthew 22:19 Shew me the coin appointed for the tax. And, they, brought unto him a denary. Matthew 22:20 And he saith unto them—Whose, is this image and the inscription? Matthew 22:21 They say—Caesar's. Then, saith he unto them—Render, therefore, the things of Caesar, unto Caesar,—and, the things of God, unto God. Matthew 22:22 And, hearing, they marveled,—and, leaving him, departed.

Christ confuteth the Sadducees for the resurrection:

Matthew 22:23 On that day, there came unto him Sadducees, who say, there is, no resurrection—and they questioned him, Matthew 22:24 saying—Teacher! Moses, said, If any man die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Matthew 22:25 Now there were, with us, seven brethren; and, the first, marrying, died, and not having seed, left his wife unto his brother. Matthew 22:26 Likewise, the second also, and the third,—unto the seven. Matthew 22:27 And, last of all, died, the wife. Matthew 22:28 In the resurrection, therefore,—Of which of the seven, shall she be wife? For, all, had her. Matthew 22:29 And Jesus answering, said—Ye are deceiving yourselves, knowing neither the Scriptures, nor yet the power of God. Matthew 22:30 For, in the resurrection, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but, as messengers in the heaven, are they. Matthew 22:31 But, as touching the resurrection of the dead—Have ye not read what was spoken unto you by God, saying— Matthew 22:32 I, am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?—He is not God, of the dead, but, of the living. Matthew 22:33 And, the multitudes, hearing, were being struck with astonishment at his teaching.

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

Matthew 22:34 Now, the Pharisees, hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees, were brought together with one accord; Matthew 22:35 and one from among them, a lawyer, proposed a question, putting him to the test: Matthew 22:36 Teacher! which commandment, is greatest in the law? Matthew 22:37 And, he, said unto him—Thou shalt love the Lord thy God—with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: Matthew 22:38 This, is the great and first commandment. Matthew 22:39 The second, like it, is, this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 22:40 In these two commandments, all the law, is contained, and the prophets.

and poseth the Pharisees about the Messias.

Matthew 22:41 Now, the Pharisees having come together, Jesus questioned them, saying— Matthew 22:42 How, to you, doth it seem, concerning the Christ? Whose son, is he? They say unto him—David's. Matthew 22:43 He saith unto them—How then doth, David, in spirit, call him, Lord, saying— Matthew 22:44 The Lord, hath said unto, my Lord,—Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy foes thy footstool? Matthew 22:45 If then, David, calleth him, Lord, How, is he, his son? Matthew 22:46 And, no one, was able to answer him a word, neither durst anyone, from that day, question him, any more.

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