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Passage Lookup: Matthew 22

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Matthew 22:1
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The Parable of the Wedding Banquet(a)

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:
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Matthew 22:2
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"The kingdom of heaven is like(b) a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
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Matthew 22:3
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He sent his servants(c) to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
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Matthew 22:4
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"Then he sent some more servants(d) 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.'
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Matthew 22:5
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"But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.
Matthew 22:6
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The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
Matthew 22:7
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The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers(e) and burned their city.
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Matthew 22:8
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"Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
Matthew 22:9
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So go to the street corners(f) and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
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Matthew 22:10
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So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good,(g) and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
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Matthew 22:11
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"But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
Matthew 22:12
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He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend(h)?' The man was speechless.
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Matthew 22:13
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"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.'(i)
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Matthew 22:14
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"For many are invited, but few are chosen."(j)
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Matthew 22:15
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Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
Matthew 22:16
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They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians.(l) "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.
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Matthew 22:17
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Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax[a](m) to Caesar or not?"
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Matthew 22:18
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But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, "You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?
Matthew 22:19
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Show me the coin used for paying the tax." They brought him a denarius,
Matthew 22:20
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and he asked them, "Whose image is this? And whose inscription?"
Matthew 22:21
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"Caesar's," they replied. Then he said to them, "So give back to Caesar what is Caesar's,(n) and to God what is God's."
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Matthew 22:22
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When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.(o)
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Matthew 22:23
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That same day the Sadducees,(q) who say there is no resurrection,(r) came to him with a question.
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Matthew 22:24
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"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.(s)
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Matthew 22:25
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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.
Matthew 22:26
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The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh.
Matthew 22:27
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Finally, the woman died.
Matthew 22:28
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Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?"
Matthew 22:29
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Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures(t) or the power of God.
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Matthew 22:30
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At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage;(u) they will be like the angels in heaven.
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Matthew 22:31
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But about the resurrection of the dead—have you not read what God said to you,
Matthew 22:32
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‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'[b]?(v) He is not the God of the dead but of the living."
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Matthew 22:33
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When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.(w)
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Matthew 22:34
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Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees,(y) the Pharisees got together.
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Matthew 22:35
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One of them, an expert in the law,(z) tested him with this question:
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Matthew 22:36
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"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
Matthew 22:37
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Jesus replied: "‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'[c](aa)
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Matthew 22:38
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This is the first and greatest commandment.
Matthew 22:39
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And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'[d](ab)
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Matthew 22:40
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All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."(ac)
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Matthew 22:41
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While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
Matthew 22:42
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"What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?" "The son of David,"(ae) they replied.
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Matthew 22:43
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He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord'? For he says,
Matthew 22:44
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"‘The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet."'[e](af)
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Matthew 22:45
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If then David calls him ‘Lord,' how can he be his son?"
Matthew 22:46
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No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.(ag)
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