1 And Jesus, answering, again spake to them in parables, saying, 2 "The Kingdom of Heaven was likened to a man?? king??ho made a marriage feast for his son. 3 And he sent forth his servants to call those who had been invited to the marriage feast, and they were not willing to come. 4 "Again he sent forth other servants, saying, 'Say to those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and fatlings have been slain, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.'
5 "But they, neglecting it, went away; one, indeed, to his own farm, another to his merchandise; 6 and the rest, having laid hold on his servants, maltreated and slew them. 7 "And the king was enraged; and, sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
8 Then he says to his servants, 'The marriage feast, indeed is ready; but those who had been invited were not worthy; 9 go, therefore, to the outlets of the highways; and as many as ye find, invite to the marriage feast.' 10 And the servants, going out into the highways, gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good; and the bridal-hall was filled with guests. 11 "And he saw there a man not having on a wedding-garment; 12 and he says to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here, not having on a wedding-garment?' And He was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the attendants, 'Having bound his feet and hands, cast him forth into the outer darkness:' there will be the weeping, and the gnashing of teeth!
14 For many are called, but few chosen.'"
15 Then the Pharisees, going, took counsel how they might ensnare Him in speech. 16 And they send to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that Thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one; for Thou dost not look into the face of men: 17 tell us, therefore, what thinkest Thou: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?"
18 But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, "Why are ye tempting Me, hypocrites? 19 Show me the tribute-coin." And they brought Him a denary. 20 And He saith to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"
21 They say to Him, "Caesar's." Then saith He to them, "Render, therefore, the things of Caesar to Caesar, and the things of God to God." 22 And, hearing it, they wondered: and, leaving Him, they went away.
23 On that day there came to Him Sadducees, those saying there is no resurrection, and questioned Him, 24 saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If any one die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.' 25 Now there were with us seven brothers; and the first, marrying, died; and, not having seed, he left his wife to his brother. 26 Likewise also the second, and the third, unto the seventh. 27 And after them all, the woman died. 28 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her."
29 But Jesus, answering, said to them, "Ye deceive yourselves, 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 angels in Heaven. 31 "But concerning the resurrection of the dead, did ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' He is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
33 And the multitudes, hearing Him, were astonished at His teaching.
34 But the Pharisees, hearing that He silenced the Sadducees, were collected together; 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked a question, tempting Him: 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
37 And He said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 A second like it is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments hangs the whole law, and the prophets."
41 And the Pharisees, having been gathered together, Jesus questioned them, 42 saying, "What think ye concerning the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They say to Him, "David's."
43 He saith 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 put Thy foes beneath Thy feet.'
45 If, then, David calls Him Lord, how is He his Son?" 46 And no one was able to answer Him a word; nor did any one dare from that day to question Him any more.