King James VersionMatthew22


1 And Je­sus an­swered and spake unto them again by para­bles, and said, 2 The king­dom of heav­en is like unto a cer­tain king, which made a mar­riage for his son, 3 And sent forth his ser­vants to call them that were bid­den to the wed­ding: and they would not come. 4 Again, he sent forth oth­er ser­vants, say­ing, Tell them which are bid­den, Be­hold, I have pre­pared my din­ner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the mar­riage. 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, an­oth­er to his mer­chan­dise: 6 And the rem­nant took his ser­vants, and en­treat­ed them spite­ful­ly, and slew them. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and de­stroyed those mur­der­ers, and burned up their city. 8 Then saith he to his ser­vants, The wed­ding is ready, but they which were bid­den were not wor­thy. 9 Go ye there­fore into the high­ways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the mar­riage. 10 So those ser­vants went out into the high­ways, and gath­ered to­geth­er all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wed­ding was fur­nished with guests. 11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wed­ding gar­ment: 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hith­er not hav­ing a wed­ding gar­ment? And he was speech­less. 13 Then said the king to the ser­vants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into out­er dark­ness; there shall be weep­ing and gnash­ing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are cho­sen. 15 Then went the Phar­isees, and took coun­sel how they might en­tan­gle him in his talk. 16 And they sent out unto him their dis­ci­ples with the Hero­di­ans, say­ing, Mas­ter, we know that thou art true, and teach­est the way of God in truth, nei­ther carest thou for any man: for thou re­gardest not the per­son of men. 17 Tell us there­fore, What think­est thou? Is it law­ful to give trib­ute unto Cae­sar, or not? 18 But Je­sus per­ceived their wicked­ness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hyp­ocrites? 19 Shew me the trib­ute mon­ey. And they brought unto him a pen­ny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this im­age and su­per­scrip­tion? 21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Ren­der there­fore unto Cae­sar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. 22 When they had heard these words, they mar­velled, and left him, and went their way. 23 The same day came to him the Sad­ducees, which say that there is no res­ur­rec­tion, and asked him, 24 Say­ing, Mas­ter, Moses said, If a man die, hav­ing no chil­dren, his broth­er shall mar­ry his wife, and raise up seed unto his broth­er. 25 Now there were with us sev­en brethren: and the first, when he had mar­ried a wife, de­ceased, and, hav­ing no is­sue, left his wife unto his broth­er: 26 Like­wise the sec­ond al­so, and the third, unto the sev­enth. 27 And last of all the wom­an died al­so. 28 There­fore in the res­ur­rec­tion whose wife shall she be of the sev­en? for they all had her. 29 Je­sus an­swered and said unto them, Ye do err, not know­ing the scrip­tures, nor the pow­er of God. 30 For in the res­ur­rec­tion they nei­ther mar­ry, nor are giv­en in mar­riage, but are as the an­gels of God in heav­en. 31 But as touch­ing the res­ur­rec­tion of the dead, have ye not read that which was spo­ken unto you by God, say­ing, 32 I am the God of Abra­ham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja­cob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the liv­ing. 33 And when the mul­ti­tude heard this, they were as­ton­ished at his doc­trine. 34 But when the Phar­isees had heard that he had put the Sad­ducees to si­lence, they were gath­ered to­geth­er. 35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempt­ing him, and say­ing, 36 Mas­ter, which is the great com­mand­ment in the law? 37 Je­sus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great com­mand­ment. 39 And the sec­ond is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neigh­bour as thy­self. 40 On these two com­mand­ments hang all the law and the prophets. 41 While the Phar­isees were gath­ered to­geth­er, Je­sus asked them, 42 Say­ing, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spir­it call him Lord, say­ing, 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine en­e­mies thy foot­stool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to an­swer him a word, nei­ther durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.