The Holy Bible - The New King James Version -
- And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:
- "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for
- And sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding;
and they were not willing to come.
- Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited,
"See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all
things are ready. Come to the wedding." '
- But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm,
another to his business.
- And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed
- But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his
armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
- Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were
invited were not worthy.
- Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the
- So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all
whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with
- But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did
not have on a wedding garment.
- So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding
garment?' And he was speechless.
- Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him
away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of
- For many are called, but few are chosen."
- Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might entangle Him in His
- And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher,
we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care
about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men.
- Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to
Caesar, or not?"
- But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test Me, you
- Show Me the tax money." So they brought Him a denarius.
- And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?"
- They said to Him, "Caesar's." And He said to them, "Render therefore to
Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
- When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left Him and went
- The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him
and asked Him,
- Saying: "Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his
brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
- Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had
married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother.
- Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh.
- Last of all the woman died also.
- Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For
they all had her."
- Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the
Scriptures nor the power of God.
- For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but
are like angels of God in heaven.
- But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was
spoken to you by God, saying,
- 'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? God is
not the God of the dead, but of the living."
- And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.
- But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they
- Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying,
- "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
- Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
- This is the first and great commandment.
- And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
- On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
- While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
- Saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They said
to Him, "The Son of David."
- He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,'
- 'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies
Your footstool" '?
- "If David then calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his Son?"
- And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone
dare question Him anymore.
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