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Matthew 22 King James Version (KJV)

22 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

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.

But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.

But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

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.

Matthew 22 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

“Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.

13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Paying the Imperial Tax to Caesar

15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16 They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. 17 Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax[a] to Caesar or not?”

18 But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, “You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? 19 Show me the coin used for paying the tax.” They brought him a denarius, 20 and he asked them, “Whose image is this? And whose inscription?”

21 “Caesar’s,” they replied.

Then he said to them, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.”

22 When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.

Marriage at the Resurrection

23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”

29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31 But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’[b]? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.”

33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.

The Greatest Commandment

34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[c] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Whose Son Is the Messiah?

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”

“The son of David,” they replied.

43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says,

44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
    under your feet.”’[e]

45 If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 22:17 A special tax levied on subject peoples, not on Roman citizens
  2. Matthew 22:32 Exodus 3:6
  3. Matthew 22:37 Deut. 6:5
  4. Matthew 22:39 Lev. 19:18
  5. Matthew 22:44 Psalm 110:1
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Matthew 22 The Message (MSG)

The Story of the Wedding Banquet

22 1-3 Jesus responded by telling still more stories. “God’s kingdom,” he said, “is like a king who threw a wedding banquet for his son. He sent out servants to call in all the invited guests. And they wouldn’t come!

“He sent out another round of servants, instructing them to tell the guests, ‘Look, everything is on the table, the prime rib is ready for carving. Come to the feast!’

5-7 “They only shrugged their shoulders and went off, one to weed his garden, another to work in his shop. The rest, with nothing better to do, beat up on the messengers and then killed them. The king was outraged and sent his soldiers to destroy those thugs and level their city.

8-10 “Then he told his servants, ‘We have a wedding banquet all prepared but no guests. The ones I invited weren’t up to it. Go out into the busiest intersections in town and invite anyone you find to the banquet.’ The servants went out on the streets and rounded up everyone they laid eyes on, good and bad, regardless. And so the banquet was on—every place filled.

11-13 “When the king entered and looked over the scene, he spotted a man who wasn’t properly dressed. He said to him, ‘Friend, how dare you come in here looking like that!’ The man was speechless. Then the king told his servants, ‘Get him out of here—fast. Tie him up and ship him to hell. And make sure he doesn’t get back in.’

14 “That’s what I mean when I say, ‘Many get invited; only a few make it.’”

Paying Taxes

15-17 That’s when the Pharisees plotted a way to trap him into saying something damaging. They sent their disciples, with a few of Herod’s followers mixed in, to ask, “Teacher, we know you have integrity, teach the way of God accurately, are indifferent to popular opinion, and don’t pander to your students. So tell us honestly: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

18-19 Jesus knew they were up to no good. He said, “Why are you playing these games with me? Why are you trying to trap me? Do you have a coin? Let me see it.” They handed him a silver piece.

20 “This engraving—who does it look like? And whose name is on it?”

21 They said, “Caesar.”

“Then give Caesar what is his, and give God what is his.”

22 The Pharisees were speechless. They went off shaking their heads.

Marriage and Resurrection

23-28 That same day, Sadducees approached him. This is the party that denies any possibility of resurrection. They asked, “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies childless, his brother is obligated to marry his widow and get her with child. Here’s a case where there were seven brothers. The first brother married and died, leaving no child, and his wife passed to his brother. The second brother also left her childless, then the third—and on and on, all seven. Eventually the wife died. Now here’s our question: At the resurrection, whose wife is she? She was a wife to each of them.”

29-33 Jesus answered, “You’re off base on two counts: You don’t know your Bibles, and you don’t know how God works. At the resurrection we’re beyond marriage. As with the angels, all our ecstasies and intimacies then will be with God. And regarding your speculation on whether the dead are raised or not, don’t you read your Bibles? The grammar is clear: God says, ‘I am—not was—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.’ The living God defines himself not as the God of dead men, but of the living.” Hearing this exchange the crowd was much impressed.

The Most Important Command

34-36 When the Pharisees heard how he had bested the Sadducees, they gathered their forces for an assault. One of their religion scholars spoke for them, posing a question they hoped would show him up: “Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important?”

37-40 Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”

David’s Son and Master

41-42 As the Pharisees were regrouping, Jesus caught them off balance with his own test question: “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said, “David’s son.”

43-45 Jesus replied, “Well, if the Christ is David’s son, how do you explain that David, under inspiration, named Christ his ‘Master’?

God said to my Master,
    “Sit here at my right hand
    until I make your enemies your footstool.”

“Now if David calls him ‘Master,’ how can he at the same time be his son?”

46 That stumped them, literalists that they were. Unwilling to risk losing face again in one of these public verbal exchanges, they quit asking questions for good.

The Message (MSG)

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ﻣﺘﻰ 22 Ketab El Hayat (NAV)

مَثل وليمة الملك

22 وَعَادَ يَسُوعُ يَتَكَلَّمُ بِالأَمْثَالِ، فَقَالَ: «يُشَبَّهُ مَلَكُوتُ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِإِنْسَانٍ مَلِكٍ أَقَامَ وَلِيمَةً فِي عُرْسِ ابْنِهِ، وَأَرْسَلَ عَبِيدَهُ يَسْتَدْعِي الْمَدْعُوِّينَ إِلَى الْعُرْسِ، فَلَمْ يَرْغَبُوا فِي الْحُضُورِ. فَأَرْسَلَ الْمَلِكُ ثَانِيَةً عَبِيداً آخَرِينَ قَائِلاً لَهُمْ: قُولُوا لِلْمَدْعُوِّينَ: هَا أَنَا قَدْ أَعْدَدْتُ وَلِيمَتِي؛ ثِيرَانِي وَعُجُولِي الْمُسَمَّنَةُ قَدْ ذُبِحَتْ وَكُلُّ شَيْءٍ جَاهِزٌ، فَتَعَالَوْا إِلَى الْعُرْسِ! وَلكِنَّ الْمَدْعُوِّينَ تَهَاوَنُوا، فَذَهَبَ وَاحِدٌ إِلَى حَقْلِهِ، وَآخَرُ إِلَى مَتْجَرِهِ؛ وَالْبَاقُونَ قَبَضُوا عَلَى عَبِيدِ الْمَلِكِ وَأَهَانُوهُمْ وَقَتَلُوهُمْ. فَغَضِبَ الْمَلِكُ وَأَرْسَلَ جُيُوشَهُ، فَأَهْلَكَ أُولئِكَ الْقَتَلَةَ وَأَحْرَقَ مَدِينَتَهُمْ. ثُمَّ قَالَ لِعَبِيدِهِ: إِنَّ وَلِيمَةَ الْعُرْسِ جَاهِزَةٌ، وَلكِنَّ الْمَدْعُوِّينَ لَمْ يَكُونُوا مُسْتَحِقِّينَ. فَاذْهَبُوا إِلَى مَفَارِقِ الطُّرُقِ، وَكُلُّ مَنْ تَجِدُونَهُ ادْعُوهُ إِلَى وَلِيمَةِ الْعُرْسِ! 10 فَخَرَجَ الْعَبِيدُ إِلَى الطُّرُقِ، وَجَمَعُوا كُلَّ مَنْ وَجَدُوا، أَشْرَاراً وَصَالِحِينَ، حَتَّى امْتَلأَتْ قَاعَةُ الْعُرْسِ بِالضُّيُوفِ. 11 وَدَخَلَ الْمَلِكُ لِيَنْظُرَ الضُّيُوفَ، فَرَأَى إِنْسَاناً لَا يَلْبَسُ ثَوْبَ الْعُرْسِ. 12 فَقَالَ لَهُ: يَا صَاحِبِي، كَيْفَ دَخَلْتَ إِلَى هُنَا وَأَنْتَ لَا تَلْبَسُ ثَوْبَ الْعُرْسِ؟ فَظَلَّ صَامِتاً. 13 فَأَمَرَ الْمَلِكُ خُدَّامَهُ قَائِلاً: قَيِّدُوا رِجْلَيْهِ وَيَدَيْهِ، وَاطْرَحُوهُ فِي الظَّلاَمِ الْخَارِجِيِّ، هُنَالِكَ يَكُونُ الْبُكَاءُ وَصَرِيرُ الأَسْنَانِ! 14 لأَنَّ الْمَدْعُوِّينَ كَثِيرُونَ، وَلكِنَّ الْمُخْتَارِينَ قَلِيلُونَ!»

دفع الجزية للقيصر

15 فَذَهَبَ الْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ وَتَآمَرُوا كَيْفَ يُوْقِعُونَهُ بِكَلِمَةٍ يَقُولُهَا. 16 فَأَرْسَلُوا إِلَيْهِ بَعْضَ تَلاَمِيذِهِمْ مَعَ أَعْضَاءِ حِزْبِ هِيرُودُسَ، يَقُولُونَ لَهُ: «يَا مُعَلِّمُ، نَعْلَمُ أَنَّكَ صَادِقٌ وَتُعَلِّمُ النَّاسَ طَرِيقَ اللهِ فِي الْحَقِّ، وَلاَ تُبَالِي بِأَحَدٍ لأَنَّكَ لَا تُرَاعِي مَقَامَاتِ النَّاسِ، 17 فَقُلْ لَنَا إِذَنْ مَا رَأْيُكَ؟ أَيَحِلُّ أَنْ تُدْفَعَ الْجِزْيَةُ لِلْقَيْصَرِ أَمْ لاَ؟» 18 فَأَدْرَكَ يَسُوعُ مَكْرَهُمْ وَقَالَ: «أَيُّهَا الْمُنَافِقُونَ، لِمَاذَا تُحَاوِلُونَ الإيقَاعَ بِي؟ 19 أَرُونِي عُمْلَةَ الْجِزْيَةِ!» فَقَدَّمُوا لَهُ دِينَاراً. 20 فَسَأَلَهُمْ: «لِمَنْ هَذِهِ الصُّورَةُ وَهَذَا النَّقْشُ؟» 21 أَجَابُوهُ: «لِلْقَيْصَرِ!» فَقَالَ لَهُمْ: «إِذَنْ، أَعْطُوا مَا لِلْقَيْصَرِ لِلْقَيْصَرِ، وَمَا لِلهِ لِلهِ» 22 فَتَرَكُوهُ وَمَضَوْا، مَدْهُوشِينَ مِمَّا سَمِعُوا.

قيامة الأموات

23 فِي ذلِكَ الْيَوْمِ تَقَدَّمَ إِلَيْهِ بَعْضُ الصَّدُّوقِيِّينَ الَّذِينَ لَا يَؤْمِنُونَ بالْقِيَامَةَ، وَسَأَلُوهُ 24 قَائِلِينَ: «يَا مُعَلِّمُ، قَالَ مُوسَى: إِنْ مَاتَ رَجُلٌ دُونَ أَنْ يُخَلِّفَ أَوْلاَداً، فَعَلَى أَخِيهِ أَنْ يَتَزَوَّجَ بِأَرْمَلَتِهِ، وَيُقِيمَ نَسْلاً عَلَى اسْمِ أَخِيهِ. 25 فَقَدْ كَانَ عِنْدَنَا سَبْعَةُ إِخْوَةٍ، تَزَوَّجَ أَوَّلُهُمْ ثُمَّ مَاتَ وَلَيْسَ لَهُ نَسْلٌ، فَتَرَكَ زَوْجَتَهُ لأَخِيهِ؛ 26 وَكَذلِكَ الثَّانِي ثُمَّ الثَّالِثُ، حَتَّى السَّابِعِ. 27 وَمِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ جَمِيعاً، مَاتَتِ الْمَرْأَةُ أَيْضاً. 28 فَفِي الْقِيَامَةِ، لِمَنْ مِنَ السَّبْعَةِ تَكُونُ الْمَرْأَةُ زَوْجَةً، لأَنَّهَا كَانَتْ زَوْجَةً لِكُلٍّ مِنْهُمْ؟» 29 فَرَدَّ عَلَيْهِمْ يَسُوعُ قَائِلاً: «أَنْتُمْ فِي ضَلاَلٍ لأَنَّكُمْ لَا تَفْهَمُونَ الْكِتَابَ وَلاَ قُدْرَةَ اللهِ. 30 فَالنَّاسُ فِي الْقِيَامَةِ لَا يَتَزَوَّجُونَ وَلاَ يُزَوِّجُونَ، بَلْ يَكُونُونَ كَمَلاَئِكَةِ اللهِ فِي السَّمَاءِ. 31 أَمَّا عَنْ قِيَامَةِ الأَمْوَاتِ، أَفَمَا قَرَأْتُمْ مَا قِيلَ لَكُمْ عَلَى لِسَانِ اللهِ: 32 أَنَا إِلهُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِلهُ إِسْحَاقَ وَإِلهُ يَعْقُوبَ؟ وَلَيْسَ اللهُ بِإِلَهِ أَمْوَاتٍ، بِلْ هُوَ إِلهُ أَحْيَاءٍ». 33 فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ الْجُمُوعُ، ذُهِلُوا مِنْ تَعْلِيمِهِ.

الوصية العظمى

34 وَلكِنْ لَمَّا سَمِعَ الْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ أَنَّ يَسُوعَ أَفْحَمَ الصَّدُّوقِيِّينَ، اجْتَمَعُوا مَعاً، 35 وَسَأَلَهُ وَاحِدٌ مِنْهُمْ، وَهُوَ مِنْ عُلَمَاءِ الشَّرِيعَةِ، يُحَاوِلُ أَنْ يَسْتَدْرِجَهُ: 36 «يَا مُعَلِّمُ، مَا هِيَ الْوَصِيَّةُ الْعُظْمَى فِي الشَّرِيعَةِ؟» 37 فَأَجَابَهُ: «أَحِبّ الرَّبَّ إِلهَكَ بِكُلِّ قَلْبِكَ وَكُلِّ نَفْسِكَ وَكُلِّ فِكْرِكَ! 38 هَذِهِ هِيَ الْوَصِيَّةُ الْعُظْمَى الأُولَى. 39 وَالثَّانِيَةُ مِثْلُهَا: أَحِبّ قَرِيبَكَ كَنَفْسِكَ! 40 بِهَاتَيْنِ الْوَصِيَّتَيْنِ تَتَعَلَّقُ الشَّرِيعَةُ وَكُتُبُ الأَنْبِيَاءِ!»

المسيح وداود

41 وَفِيمَا كَانَ الْفَرِّيسِيُّونَ مُجْتَمِعِينَ، سَأَلَهُمْ يَسُوعُ: 42 «مَا رَأْيُكُمْ فِي الْمَسِيحِ: ابْنُ مَنْ هُوَ؟» أَجَابُوهُ: «ابْنُ دَاوُدَ!» 43 فَسَأَلَهُمْ: «إِذَنْ، كَيْفَ يَدْعُوهُ دَاوُدُ بِالرُّوحِ رَبّاً لَهُ إِذْ يَقُولُ: 44 قَالَ الرَّبُّ لِرَبِّي: اجْلِسْ عَنْ يَمِينِي حَتَّى أَضَعَ أَعْدَاءَكَ مَوْطِئاً لِقَدَمَيْكَ؟ 45 فَإِنْ كَانَ دَاوُدُ يَدْعُوهُ رَبَّهُ، فَكَيْفَ يَكُونُ ابْنَهُ؟» 46 فَلَمْ يَقْدِرْ وَاحِدٌ مِنْهُمْ أَنْ يُجِيبَهُ وَلَوْ بِكَلِمَةٍ. وَمِنْ ذلِكَ الْيَوْمِ، لَمْ يَجْرُؤْ أَحَدٌ أَنْ يَسْتَدْرِجَهُ بِأَيِّ سُؤَالٍ.

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