- AND Jesus answered again by parables, and said,
- The kingdom of heaven is like a king who gave a marriage-feast for his son.
- And he sent his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage-feast, but they would not come.
- 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.
- But they sneered at it, and went away, one to his field, another to his business;
- And the rest seized his servants and insulted them, and killed them.
- When the king heard it he was angry;
and he sent out his armies and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
- Then he said to his servants, Now the marriage-feast is ready, and those who were invited were unworthy.
- Go, therefore, to the main roads, and whomever you may find, invite them to the marriage- feast.
- 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.
- When the king entered to see the guests, he saw there a man who was not wearing wedding garments.
- And he said to him, My friend, how did you enter here, when you do not have wedding garments?
And he was speechless.
- 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.
- For many are invited, and few are chosen.
- ¶ Then the Pharisees went away and took counsel how to trap him by a word.
- 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.
- Tell us, therefore, what do you think?
Is it lawful to pay head-tax to Caesar, or not?
- But Jesus knew their evil, and said, Why do you tempt me, O hypocrites?
- Show me the head-tax penny.
And they brought to him a penny.
- And Jesus said to them, Whose is this image and inscription?
- They said, Caesar’s.
He said to them, Give therefore to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.
- And when they heard it, they were amazed;
and they left him and went away.
- ¶ That same day the Sadducees came and said to him, There is no resurrection of the dead;
and they asked him,
- 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.
- 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.
- Likewise the second, also the third, up to the seventh.
- And after them all the woman also died.
- Therefore at the resurrection, to which of these seven will she be a wife?
for they all married her.
- Jesus answered, and said to them, You err, because you do not understand the scriptures nor the power of God.
- 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.
- But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God, saying,
- 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.
- And when the people heard it, they were amazed at his teaching.
- ¶ But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
- And one of them who knew the law, asked him, testing him,
- Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?
- 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.
- This is the greatest and the first commandment.
- And the second is like to it, Love your neighbor as yourself.
- On these two commandments hang the law and the prophets.
- ¶ While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
- And he said, What do you say concerning the Christ?
whose son is he?
They said to him, son of David.
- He said to them, How is it then that David through the Spirit calls him Lord?
For he said,
- The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet.
- If David then calls him Lord, how can he be his son?
- And no man was able to answer him, and from that day no man dared to question him.