The parable of the marriage of the king's son.
Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answering, again spake to them in similes, saying, Matthew 22:2 'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son, Matthew 22:3 and he sent forth his servants to call those having been called to the marriage-feasts, and they were not willing to come. Matthew 22:4 'Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Say to those who have been called: Lo, my dinner I prepared, my oxen and the fatlings have been killed, and all things [are] ready, come ye to the marriage-feasts; Matthew 22:5 and they, having disregarded [it], went away, the one to his own field, and the other to his merchandise; Matthew 22:6 and the rest, having laid hold on his servants, did insult and slay [them]. Matthew 22:7 'And the king having heard, was wroth, and having sent forth his soldiers, he destroyed those murderers, and their city he set on fire; Matthew 22:8 then saith he to his servants, The marriage-feast indeed is ready, and those called were not worthy,
The vocation of the Gentiles.
Matthew 22:9 be going, then, on to the cross-ways, and as many as ye may find, call ye to the marriage-feasts. Matthew 22:10 'And those servants, having gone forth to the ways, did gather all, as many as they found, both bad and good, and the marriage-feast apartment was filled with those reclining.
Matthew 22:11 'And the king having come in to view those reclining, saw there a man not clothed with clothing of the marriage-feast,
The punishment of him that wanted the wedding garment.
Matthew 22:12 and he saith to him, Comrade, how didst thou come in hither, not having clothing of the marriage-feast? and he was speechless. Matthew 22:13 'Then said the king to the ministrants, Having bound his feet and hands, take him up and cast forth to the outer darkness, there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth; Matthew 22:14 for many are called, and few chosen.'
Tribute ought to be paid to Caesar.
Matthew 22:15 Then the Pharisees having gone, took counsel how they might ensnare him in words, Matthew 22:16 and they send to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, 'Teacher, we have known that thou art true, and the way of God in truth thou dost teach, and thou art not caring for any one, for thou dost not look to the face of men; Matthew 22:17 tell us, therefore, what dost thou think? is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?' Matthew 22:18 And Jesus having known their wickedness, said, 'Why me do ye tempt, hypocrites? Matthew 22:19 show me the tribute-coin?' and they brought to him a denary; Matthew 22:20 and he saith to them, 'Whose [is] this image and the inscription?' Matthew 22:21 they say to him, 'Caesar's;' then saith he to them, 'Render therefore the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God;' Matthew 22:22 and having heard they wondered, and having left him they went away.
Christ confuteth the Sadducees for the resurrection:
Matthew 22:23 In that day there came near to him Sadducees, who are saying there is not a rising again, and they questioned him, saying, Matthew 22:24 'Teacher, Moses said, If any one may die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife, and shall raise up seed to his brother. Matthew 22:25 'And there were with us seven brothers, and the first having married did die, and not having seed, he left his wife to his brother; Matthew 22:26 in like manner also the second, and the third, unto the seventh, Matthew 22:27 and last of all died also the woman; Matthew 22:28 therefore in the rising again, of which of the seven shall she be wifefor all had her?' Matthew 22:29 And Jesus answering said to them, 'Ye go astray, not knowing the Writings, nor the power of God; Matthew 22:30 for in the rising again they do not marry, nor are they given in marriage, but are as messengers of God in heaven. Matthew 22:31 'And concerning the rising again of the dead, did ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying, Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not a God of dead men, but of living.' Matthew 22:33 And having heard, the multitudes were astonished at his teaching;
answereth the lawyer, which is the first and great commandment:
Matthew 22:34 and the Pharisees, having heard that he did silence the Sadducees, were gathered together unto him; Matthew 22:35 and one of them, a lawyer, did question, tempting him, and saying, Matthew 22:36 'Teacher, which [is] the great command in the Law?' Matthew 22:37 And Jesus said to him, 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thine understanding Matthew 22:38 this is a first and great command; Matthew 22:39 and the second [is] like to it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself; Matthew 22:40 on thesethe two commandsall the law and the prophets do hang.'
and poseth the Pharisees about the Messias.
Matthew 22:41 And the Pharisees having been gathered together, Jesus did question them, Matthew 22:42 saying, 'What do ye think concerning the Christ? of whom is he son?' They say to him, 'Of David.' Matthew 22:43 He saith to them, 'How then doth David in the Spirit call him lord, saying, Matthew 22:44 The Lord said to my lord, Sit at my right hand, till I may make thine enemies thy footstool? Matthew 22:45 If then David doth call him lord, how is he his son?' Matthew 22:46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor durst any from that day question him any more.