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Then Iesus answered, and spake vnto them againe in parables, saying,
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The kingdome of heauen is like vnto a certaine King which maried his sonne,
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And sent foorth his seruants, to call them that were bidde to the wedding, but they woulde not come.
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Againe hee sent foorth other seruants, saying.
Tell them which are bidden, Beholde, I haue prepared my dinner: mine oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all thinges are readie: come vnto the mariage.
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But they made light of it, and went their wayes, one to his farme, and another about his marchandise.
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And the remnant tooke his seruants, and intreated them sharpely, and slewe them.
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But when the King heard it, he was wroth, and sent foorth his warriers, and destroyed those murtherers, and burnt vp their citie.
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Then saide hee to his seruants, Truly the wedding is prepared: but they which were bidden, were not worthy.
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Go ye therefore out into the high wayes, and as many as ye finde, bid them to the mariage.
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So those seruantes went out into the hie wayes, and gathered together all that euer they found, both good and bad: so the wedding was furnished with ghestes.
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Then the King came in, to see the ghestes, and sawe there a man which had not on a wedding garment.
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And he sayd vnto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, and hast not on a wedding garment?
And he was speachlesse.
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Then sayd the King to the seruants, Binde him hand and foote: take him away, and cast him into vtter darkenes: there shalbe weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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For many are called, but fewe chosen.
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Then went the Pharises and tooke counsell how they might tangle him in talke.
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And they sent vnto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we knowe that thou art true, & teachest the way of God truly, neither carest for any man: for thou considerest not the person of men.
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Tell vs therefore, how thinkest thou?
Is it lawfull to giue tribute vnto Cesar, or not?
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But Iesus perceiued their wickednes, and sayd, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
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Shewe me the tribute money;
they brought him a peny.
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And he sayde vnto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
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They sayd vnto him, Cesars.
Then sayd he vnto them, Giue therefore to Cesar, the things which are Cesars, and giue vnto God, those things which are Gods.
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And when they heard it, they marueiled, and left him, and went their way.
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The same day the Sadduces came to him (which say that there is no resurrection) and asked him,
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Saying, Master, Moses sayd, If a man die, hauing no children, his brother shall marie his wife by the right of alliance, and raise vp seede vnto his brother.
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Nowe there were with vs seuen brethren, and the first maried a wife, and deceased: and hauing none yssue, left his wife vnto his brother.
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Likewise also the second, and the third, vnto the seuenth.
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And last of all the woman died also.
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Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seuen?
For all had her.
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Then Iesus answered, and sayd vnto them, Ye are deceiued, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.
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For in the resurrection they neither marie wiues, nor wiues are bestowed in mariage, but are as the Angels of God in heauen.
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And concerning the resurrection of the dead, haue ye not read what is spoken vuto you of God, saying,
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I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Iacob?
God is not the God of the dead, but of the liuing.
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And when the multitude heard it, they were astonied at his doctrine.
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But when the Pharises had heard, that he had put the Sadduces to silence, they assembled together.
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And one of them, which was an expounder of the Lawe, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
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Master, which is ye great commaundement in the Lawe?
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Iesus sayd to him, Thou shalt loue the Lorde thy God with all thine heart, with all thy soule, and with all thy minde.
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This is the first and the great commaundement.
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And the second is like vnto this, Thou shalt loue thy neighbour as thy selfe.
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On these two commandements hangeth the whole Lawe, and the Prophets.
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While the Pharises were gathered together, Iesus asked them,
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Saying, What thinke ye of Christ?
whose sonne is he?
They sayd vnto him, Dauids.
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He sayd vnto them, How then doeth Dauid in spirit call him Lord, saying,
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The Lord sayd to my Lorde, Sit at my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footestoole?
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If then Dauid call him Lord, howe is he his sonne?
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And none could answere him a worde, neither durst any from that day foorth aske him any moe questions.