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AND Jesus answered again by parables, and said,
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The kingdom of heaven is like a king who gave a marriage-feast for his son.
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And he sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage-feast, but they would not come.
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Again he sent other servants and said, Tell those who are invited, Behold my supper is ready, and my oxen and fatlings are killed, and everything is prepared;
come to the marriage-feast.
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But they sneered at it, and went away, one to his field, another to his business;
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And the rest seized his servants and insulted them, and killed them.
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When the king heard it he was angry;
and he sent out his armies and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
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Then he said to his servants, Now the marriage-feast is ready, and those who were invited were unworthy.
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Go, therefore, to the main roads, and whomever you may find, invite them to the marriage- feast.
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So the servants went out to the roads and gathered together every one they could find, bad and good;
and the wedding-house was filled with guests.
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When the king entered to see the guests, he saw there a man who was not wearing wedding garments.
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And he said to him, My friend, how did you enter here, when you do not have wedding garments?
And he was speechless.
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Then the king said to the servants, Bind his hands and his feet and take him out into darkness;
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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For many are invited, and few are chosen.
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Then the Pharisees went away and took counsel how to trap him by a word.
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So they sent to him their disciples together with the Herodians, and they said to him, Teacher, we know that you are true, and you teach the way of God justly;
and you do not favor any man, for you do not discriminate between men.
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Tell us, therefore, what do you think?
Is it lawful to pay head-tax to Caesar, or not?
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But Jesus knew their evil, and said, Why do you tempt me, O hypocrites?
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Show me the head-tax penny.
And they brought to him a penny.
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And Jesus said to them, Whose is this image and inscription?
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They said, Caesar’s.
He said to them, Give therefore to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.
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And when they heard it, they were amazed;
and they left him and went away.
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That same day the Sadducees came and said to him, There is no resurrection of the dead;
and they asked him,
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And said to him, Teacher, Moses has told us, If a man die without sons, let his brother take his wife, and raise up offspring for his brother.
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Now there were with us seven brothers;
the first married and died, and because he had no sons, he left his wife to his brother.
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Likewise the second, also the third, up to the seventh.
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And after them all the woman also died.
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Therefore at the resurrection, to which of these seven will she be a wife?
for they all married her.
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Jesus answered, and said to them, You err, because you do not understand the scriptures nor the power of God.
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For at the resurrection of the dead, they neither marry women, nor are women given to men in marriage, but they are like the angels of God in heaven.
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But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God, saying,
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I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob?
And yet God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
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And when the people heard it, they were amazed at his teaching.
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¶ But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
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And one of them who knew the law, asked him, testing him,
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Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?
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Jesus said to him, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your power, and with all your mind.
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This is the greatest and the first commandment.
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And the second is like to it, Love your neighbor as yourself.
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On these two commandments hang the law and the prophets.
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While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
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And he said, What do you say concerning the Christ?
whose son is he?
They said to him, son of David.
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He said to them, How is it then that David through the Spirit calls him Lord?
For he said,
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The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.
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If David then calls him Lord, how can he be his son?
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And no man was able to answer him, and from that day no man dared to question him.