22 And answering Jesus again spake in parables unto them, saying:—
2 The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man, a king,—Who made a marriage-feast for his son;
3 And sent his servants to call the invited into the marriage-feast,—And they would not come.
4 Again sent he other servants, saying—Say to the invited, Lo! my dinner have I prepared, Mine oxen and my fatlings are slain,—And all things are ready: Come ye into the marriage-feast.
5 And they slighting it went off, One indeed into his own field And another unto his merchandise,—
6 And the rest securing his servants ill-treated and slew them.
7 And the king was provoked to anger,—And, sending his armies, Destroyed those murderers, And their city set on fire.
8 Then saith he unto his servants—The marriage indeed is ready,—But the invited were not worthy;
9 Be going therefore into the crossways of the roads, And as many as ye shall find call ye into the marriage-feast.
10 And those servants going forth into the roads, Gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good,—And filled was the bride-chamber with guests.
11 But the king entering to view the guests Saw there a man who had not put on a wedding-garment,—
12 And saith unto him—Friend! how camest thou in here, not having a wedding-garment? And he was put to silence.
13 Then the king said unto the ministers—Binding him feet and hands Cast him forth into the darkness outside: There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few chosen.
15 Then went the Pharisees and took counsel, that they might ensnare him in discourse.
16 And they sent forth to him their disciples with the Herodians saying, Teacher! we know that true thou art And the way of God in truth dost teach, And it concerneth thee not about anyone,—For thou lookest not unto the face of men:
17 Tell us then, how to thee it seemeth? Is it allowable to give tax unto Caesar or not?
18 But Jesus taking note of their wickedness said—Why are ye tempting me, hypocrites?
19 Shew me the coin appointed for the tax. And they brought unto him a denary.
20 And he saith unto them—Whose is this image and the inscription?
21 They say—Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them—Render therefore the things of Caesar unto Caesar,—And the things of God unto God.
22 And hearing they marvelled,—and leaving him departed.
23 On that day there came unto him Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection,—and they questioned him,
24 saying—Teacher! Moses said, If any man die not having 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 marrying died, and not having seed left his wife unto his brother.
26 Likewise the second also, and the third,—unto the seven.
27 And last of all died the wife.
28 In the resurrection therefore—Of which of the seven shall she be wife? For all had her.
29 And Jesus answering said—Ye are deceiving yourselves Knowing neither the Scriptures, nor yet the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, But as messengers in the heaven are they.
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead—Have ye not read what was spoken unto you by God, saying—
32 I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead but of the living.
33 And the multitudes hearing were being struck with astonishment at his teaching.
34 Now the Pharisees hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees were brought together with one accord;
35 and one from among them a lawyer proposed a question putting him to the test:
36 Teacher! which commandment is greatest in the law?
37 And he 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 great and first commandment.
39 The second like it is this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 In these two commandments all the law is contained and the prophets.
41 Now the Pharisees having come together Jesus questioned them, saying—
42 How to you doth it seem concerning the Christ? Whose son is he? They say unto him—David’s.
43 He saith unto them—How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying—
44 The Lord hath said unto my Lord,—Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool?
45 If then David calleth him Lord How is he his son?
46 And no one was able to answer him a word, neither durst anyone from that day question him any more.