Thematic Bible

Matthew 22:1 (show verse)

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,

Matthew 22:2 (show verse)

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.

Matthew 22:3 (show verse)

And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.

Matthew 22:4 (show verse)

Again he sent out other slaves saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.”’
Absorption » Business engagements take precedence with worldly men
Business » Cares » Engagements
Business life » Business Cares Result in » Business engagements take precedence with worldly men
The call of God » Rejection of, leads to » Destruction
Comes » The comes of God's word » Come at the king's urgent invitation
Entertainments » Kinds of, mentioned in scripture » Dinner
Feasts » Of new moons » Spiritual
Feasts » Figurative
Feasts » Wedding » The king's son
Spiritual food » Prepared in abundance for believers (select reading pr 91-6)
God » Divine preparation for the needs of believers » A spiritual feast
God's Call » The comes of God's word » Come at the king's urgent invitation
Jesus Christ » History of » Enunciates » The parable of the marriage banquet (in jerusalem)
Jesus Christ » Parables of » The arriage of the king's son
Kingdom of God » What the kingdom of God is likened to
Kingdom of heaven » Compared » To a king who made a marriage feast for his son
Oxen » Illustrative » (prepared for a feast,) of the provision of the gospel
Parables » Parables of Christ » Marriage-feast
Preparation » Divine preparation for the needs of believers » A spiritual feast
divine Providence » Divine preparation for the needs of believers » A spiritual feast
Social functions » Wedding feasts » The king's son
Social life » Wedding feasts » The king's son
Spiritual » Feasts » Prepared in abundance for believers (select reading pr 91-6)
Wicked people » Gospel invitation to, illustrated by the parables of » The marriage supper

Matthew 22:5 (show verse)

But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,

Matthew 22:6 (show verse)

and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.

Matthew 22:7 (show verse)

But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.

Matthew 22:8 (show verse)

Then he *said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.

Matthew 22:9 (show verse)

Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.’

Matthew 22:10 (show verse)

Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.

Matthew 22:11 (show verse)

“But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes,

Matthew 22:12 (show verse)

and he *said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless.

Matthew 22:13 (show verse)

Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Matthew 22:14 (show verse)

For many are called, but few are chosen.”

Matthew 22:15 (show verse)

Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.

Matthew 22:16 (show verse)

And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.

Matthew 22:17 (show verse)

Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?”

Matthew 22:18 (show verse)

But Jesus perceived their malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?

Matthew 22:19 (show verse)

Show Me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him a denarius.

Matthew 22:20 (show verse)

And He *said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”

Matthew 22:21 (show verse)

They *said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He *said to them, Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”

Matthew 22:22 (show verse)

And hearing this, they were amazed, and leaving Him, they went away.

Matthew 22:23 (show verse)

On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him,

Matthew 22:24 (show verse)

asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’

Matthew 22:25 (show verse)

Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother;

Matthew 22:26 (show verse)

so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh.

Matthew 22:27 (show verse)

Last of all, the woman died.

Matthew 22:28 (show verse)

In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.”

Matthew 22:29 (show verse)

But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Matthew 22:30 (show verse)

For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

Matthew 22:31 (show verse)

But regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God:

Matthew 22:32 (show verse)

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.”

Matthew 22:33 (show verse)

When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching.

Matthew 22:34 (show verse)

But when the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered themselves together.

Matthew 22:35 (show verse)

One of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him,

Matthew 22:36 (show verse)

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”

Matthew 22:37 (show verse)

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.’

Matthew 22:38 (show verse)

This is the great and foremost commandment.

Matthew 22:39 (show verse)

The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

Matthew 22:40 (show verse)

On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”

Matthew 22:41 (show verse)

Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:

Matthew 22:42 (show verse)

“What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” They *said to Him, “The son of David.”

Matthew 22:43 (show verse)

He *said to them, “Then how does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Lord,’ saying,

Matthew 22:44 (show verse)

The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at My right hand,
Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet”’?

Matthew 22:45 (show verse)

If David then calls Him ‘Lord,’ how is He his son?”

Matthew 22:46 (show verse)

No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question.