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Matthew 22 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

22 And Jesus answered, and spake again in parables to them, and said,

The kingdom of heavens is made like to a king that made weddings to his son. [The kingdom of heavens is like to a man king that made weddings to his son.]

And he sent his servants to call men that were bidden to the weddings, and they would not come.

Again he sent other servants, and said [saying], Say to the men that be bidden to the feast, Lo! I have made ready my meat, my bulls and my volatiles be slain [my bulls and my volatiles, or my fat beasts, be slain], and all things be ready; come ye to the weddings.

But they despised, and went forth, one into his town, another to his merchandise. [Soothly they despised, or reckoned not, and they went away, one into his vineyard, forsooth another to his merchandise.]

But [the] others held his servants, and tormented them, and slew [them].

But the king, when he had heard, was wroth; and he sent his hosts, and destroyed those man-quellers, and burnt their city.

Then he said to his servants [Then he saith to his servants], The weddings be ready, but they that were called to the feast, were not worthy.

Therefore go ye into the ends of ways, and whomever ye find, call ye to the weddings. [Therefore go ye to the outgoings, or ends, of ways, and whomever ye shall find, call to the weddings.]

10 And his servants went out into the ways, and gathered together all that they found, good and evil; and the bridal [and the weddings] was full-filled with men sitting at the meat.

11 And the king entered, to see men sitting at the meat; and he saw there a man not clothed with bride clothes [and he saw there a man not clothed with bridal clothes].

12 And he said to him, Friend, how enteredest thou hither without bride clothes [And he saith to him, Friend, how enteredest thou hither, not having bride clothes]? And he was dumb.

13 Then the king bade his ministers, Bind him both hands and feet, and send ye him into outer-more darknesses; there shall be weeping and grinding of teeth. [Then the king said to the ministers, His hands and feet bound, send ye him into utter-more darknesses; there shall be weeping and beating together of teeth.]

14 For many be called, but few be chosen.

15 Then Pharisees went away, and took a counsel to take Jesus in word. [Then Pharisees, going away, took a counsel, that they should take him in word.]

16 And they send to him their disciples, with Herodians, and said [saying], Master, we know, that thou art soothfast, and thou teachest in truth the way of God, and thou carest not of any man [and there is no care, or charge, to thee of any man], for thou beholdest not the person of men.

17 Therefore say to us, what seemeth to thee. Is it leaveful that tribute be given to the emperor, either nay[a]?

18 And when Jesus had known the wickedness of them, he said, Hypocrites, what tempt ye me?

19 Show ye to me the print of the money. And they brought to him a penny.

20 And Jesus said to them [And Jesus saith to them], Whose is this image, and the writing above?

21 They say to him, The emperor's. Then he said to them, Therefore yield ye to the emperor those things that be the emperor's, and to God those things that be of God.[b]

22 And they heard, and wondered; and they left him, and went away. [And they hearing wondered; and, him left, they went away.]

23 In that day Sadducees, that say there is no rising again to life [that say there is no rising again], came to him, and asked him,

24 and said, Master, Moses said, if any man is dead [saying, Master, Moses said, if any man be dead], not having a son, that his brother wed his wife, and raise seed to his brother.

25 And there were seven brethren to us; and the first wedded a wife, and is dead. And he had no seed, and left his wife to his brother; [Forsooth seven brethren were with us; and the first, a wife wedded, is dead. And he not having seed, left his wife to his brother;]

26 also the second, and the third, till to the seventh.

27 But the last of all, [also] the woman is dead.

28 Also in the rising again to life [Therefore in the rising again], whose wife of the seven shall she be? for all had her.

29 Jesus answered, and said to them, Ye err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the virtue of God.

30 For in the rising again to life, neither they shall wed, neither shall be wedded [For in the rising again, neither they wed, neither be wedded]; but they be as the angels of God in heaven.

31 And of the rising again of dead men, have ye not read, that [it] is said of the Lord, that saith to you [that it is said of the Lord, saying to you],

32 I am God of Abraham, and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob? he is not God of dead men, but of living men.

33 And the people hearing [And the companies hearing], wondered on his teaching.

34 And the Pharisees heard that he had put silence to Sadducees, and came together.

35 And one of them, a teacher of the law, asked Jesus, and tempted him, [And one of them, a teacher of the law, asked Jesus, tempting him,]

36 Master, which is a great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said to him, Thou shalt love thy Lord God, of all thine heart, and in all thy soul, and in all thy mind [Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, of all thine heart, and of all thy soul, and in all thy mind].

38 This is the first and the most commandment.

39 And the second is like to this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 In these two commandments hangeth all the law and the prophets.

41 And when the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

42 and said [saying], What seemeth to you of Christ, whose son is he? They say to him, Of David.

43 He saith to them, How then David in spirit calleth him Lord, and saith [saying],

44 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit [thou] on my right half, till I put thine enemies a stool of thy feet?

45 Then if David calleth him Lord, how is he his son?

46 And no man might answer a word to him, neither any man was hardy from that day, to ask him more.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 22:17 Is it leaveful that tribute be given to Caesar, rent, or nay
  2. Matthew 22:21 They say to him, Of Caesar. Then he saith to them, Therefore yield ye to Caesar those things that be Caesar's/those things that be of Caesar, and to God those things that be of God.

Matthew 22 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

The marriage of the king’s son. Tribute should be given to the emperor. Christ confutes the opinion of the Sadducees concerning the resurrection, and answers the question posed by the scribe.

22 And Jesus spoke to them again in similitudes, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call those who were bid to the wedding, and they would not come. Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell those who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatted calves are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage.

But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his farmstead, another about his wares. The rest took his servants and shamefully abused them, and slew them.

When the king heard about this, he was furious, and sent forth his warriors, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city. Then said the king to his servants, The wedding was prepared, but those who were bidden were not worthy. Go therefore out into the highways, and as many as you find, bid them to the marriage.

10 The servants went out into the highways and gathered together as many as they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11 Then the king came in to visit the guests, and spotted there a man who did not have on a wedding garment, 12 and said to him, Friend, how did it happen that you came in here and do not have on a wedding garment? And the man was quite speechless. 13 Then said the king to his servants, Take and bind him hand and foot, 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 the Pharisees went and took counsel, how they might tangle him in his words. 16 And they sent to him their disciples with Herod’s servants, saying, Master, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God truly, neither mind any person, for you do not consider men’s estate. 17 Tell us therefore what you think: is it lawful to remit tribute to Caesar, or not?

18 Jesus perceived their wickedness and said, Why do you bait me, you hypocrites? 19 Let me see the tribute coin. So they brought him a denarius. 20 And he said to them, Whose image and superscription is this? 21 They said to him, Caesar’s. Then he said to them, Give therefore to Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and give to God that which is God’s.

22 When they heard that, they marvelled, and left him and went their way.

23 The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him, 24 saying, Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies having no children, the brother should marry the widow and raise up seed for his brother. 25 There were with us seven brethren. The first married and died without issue, and left his wife to his brother. 26 Likewise the second and the third, down to the seventh. 27 Last of all the woman died also. 28 Now in the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had her.

29 Jesus answered and said to them, You are deceived, and do not understand the scriptures, nor yet the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection people neither marry nor are married, but are as the angels in heaven. 31 As for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what is spoken to you by God, who says, 32 I am Abraham’s God, and Isaac’s God, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

33 And when the people heard that, they were astonished at his teaching.

34 When the Pharisees heard how he had put the Sadducees to silence, they drew together. 35 One of them, who was a doctor of the law, asked him a question, testing him and saying, 36 Teacher, which is the chief commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said to him, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind; 38 this is the first and the chief commandment. 39 And there is another like this: Love your neighbour as yourself. 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 do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he? They said to him, The son of David. 43 He said to them, How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool? 45 If David calls him Lord, how is he then his son?

46 And no one could answer him a word. Neither did anyone from that day forth dare ask him any more questions.

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Matthew 22 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

22 2 The parable of the marriage. 9 The calling of the Gentiles. 11 The wedding garments, faith. 16 Of Caesar’s tribute. 23 They question with Christ touching the resurrection. 32 God is of the living. 36 The greatest commandment. 37 To love God. 39 To love our neighbor. 42 Jesus reasoneth with the Pharisees touching the Messiah.

Then [a]Jesus answered, and spake unto them again in parables, saying,

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king which married his son,

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

Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: mine oxen and my fatlings are [b]killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

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

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

[c]But when the king heard it, he was wroth, and sent forth his warriors, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city.

Then said he to his servants, Truly the [d]wedding is prepared: but they which were bidden, were not worthy.

[e]Go ye therefore out into the highways, and as many as ye find, bid them to the marriage.

10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all that ever they found, both good and [f]bad: so the wedding was furnished with guests.

11 [g]Then the king came in, to see the guests, and saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment.

12 And he said unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, and hast not on a wedding garment? And he was [h]speechless.

13 Then said the king to the [i]servants, Bind him hand and foot: take him away, and cast him into utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called, but few chosen.

15 Then went the Pharisees and took counsel how they might [j]tangle him in talk.

16 And they sent unto him their disciples with the [k]Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God [l]truly, neither carest for any man: for thou considerest not the [m]person of men.

17 [n]Tell us therefore, how thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give [o]tribute unto Caesar, or not?

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought him a [p]penny.

20 And he said unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They said unto him, Caesar’s. Then said he unto them, Give therefore to Caesar, the things which are Caesar’s, and give unto God, those things which are God’s.

22 And when they heard it, they marveled, and left him, and went their way.

23 [q]The same day the Sadducees came to him, (which say that there is no resurrection) and asked him,

24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no [r]children, his brother shall marry his wife by the right of alliance, and raise up seed unto his brother.

25 Now therefore were with us seven brethren, and the first married a wife, and deceased: and having no issue, left his wife unto his brother.

26 Likewise also the second, 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 all had her.

29 Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, Ye are deceived, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry wives, nor wives are bestowed in marriage, but are as the [s]Angels of God in heaven.

31 And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read what is spoken unto you of 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 it, they were astonied at his doctrine.

34 [t]But when the Pharisees had heard, that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they assembled together.

35 And [u]one of them, which was an expounder of the Law, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?

37 Jesus said to him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, with all thy [v]soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and the great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto this, Thou shalt love thy [w]neighbor as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hangeth the whole Law and the Prophets.

41 [x]While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? [y]whose son is he? They said unto him, David’s.

43 He said unto them, How then doth David in spirit, call him Lord, saying,

44 The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

45 If then David call him Lord, how is he his son?

46 And none could answer him a word, neither durst any from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 22:1 Not all of the whole company of them that are called by the voice of the Gospel are the true Church before God: for the most part of them had rather follow the commodities of this life: and some do most cruelly persecute those that call them: but they are the true Church, which obey when they are called, such as for the most part they are, whom the world despiseth.
  2. Matthew 22:4 The word here used is commonly used in sacrifices, and is by translation used for other feasts also: for feasts and banquets were wont to be begun with sacrifices.
  3. Matthew 22:7 A dreadful destruction of them that contemn Christ.
  4. Matthew 22:8 The marriage feast.
  5. Matthew 22:9 God doth first call us, when we think nothing of it.
  6. Matthew 22:10 The general calling offereth the Gospel to all men: but their life is examined that enter in.
  7. Matthew 22:11 In the small number which come at the calling, there are some castaways which do not confirm their faith with newness of life.
  8. Matthew 22:12 Word for word, haltered, that is to say, he held his peace, as though he had had a bridle or an halter about his neck.
  9. Matthew 22:13 To them that served the guests.
  10. Matthew 22:15 Snare him in his words or talk. The Greek word is derived of snares which hunters lay.
  11. Matthew 22:16 They which with Herod made a new religion patched together of the heathenish and the Jewish religion.
  12. Matthew 22:16 Truly and sincerely.
  13. Matthew 22:16 Thou art not moved with any appearance and outward show.
  14. Matthew 22:17 The Christians must obey their Magistrates, although they be wicked and extortioners, but so far forth as the authority that God hath over us may remain safe unto him, and his honor be not diminished.
  15. Matthew 22:17 The word that is used here, signifieth a valuing and rating of men’s substance, according to the proportion whereof they paid tribute in those provinces which were subject to tribute, and it is here taken for the tribute itself.
  16. Matthew 22:19 Before Matt. 17:24 there is mention made of a didrachma, and here, of a penny, whereas a didrachma is more by the seventh part than a penny: so that there seemeth to be a jar in these two places: but they may easily be recorded thus: The penny was paid to the Romans for tribute according to the proportion they were rated at, the drachma was paid of everyone to the Temple, which also the Romans took to themselves when they had subdued Judea.
  17. Matthew 22:23 Christ voucheth the resurrection of the flesh against the Sadducees.
  18. Matthew 22:24 Under which name are daughters also comprehended, but yet as touching the family and name of a man, because he that left daughters was in no better case, than if he had left no children at all, (for they were not reckoned in the family) by the name of children are Sons understood.
  19. Matthew 22:30 He saith not that they shall be without bodies, for then they should not be men anymore, but they shall be as Angels, for they shall neither marry nor be married.
  20. Matthew 22:34 The Gospel doth not abolish the precepts of the Law, but doth rather confirm them.
  21. Matthew 22:35 A scribe, so saith Mark 12:28, now what a scribe is, see Matt. 2:4.
  22. Matthew 22:37 The Hebrew text readeth, Deut. 6:5, with thine heart, soul, and strength: and in Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27 we read with soul, heart, strength and thought.
  23. Matthew 22:39 Another man.
  24. Matthew 22:41 Christ proveth manifestly that he is David’s son according to the flesh, but otherwise, David’s Lord, and very God.
  25. Matthew 22:42 Or, whose stock or family: for the Hebrews call a man’s posterity, sons.
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Matthew 22 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

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 Cæsar, 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, Cæsar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar’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.

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