Thematic Bible

Matthew 22:1 (show verse)

And Jesus spoke to them again in figures, and said,

Matthew 22:2 (show verse)

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a king, who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Matthew 22:3 (show verse)

And he sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the banquet, and they would not come.

Matthew 22:4 (show verse)

He sent other slaves a second time, and said to them, 'Tell those who have been asked, "Here I have my banquet all ready, my bullocks and fat cattle are killed, and everything is ready. Come to the banquet!" '
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 took no notice of it, and went off, one to his estate, and another to his business,

Matthew 22:6 (show verse)

and the rest seized his slaves, and ill treated them and killed them.

Matthew 22:7 (show verse)

This made the king angry, and he sent his troops and put those murderers to death and burned their city.

Matthew 22:8 (show verse)

Then he said to his slaves, 'The banquet is ready, but those who were invited have proved unworthy of it.

Matthew 22:9 (show verse)

So go out where the roads leave the city and invite everyone you find to the banquet.'

Matthew 22:10 (show verse)

So his slaves went out on the roads, and got together all the people they could find, good or bad, and the hall was filled with guests.

Matthew 22:11 (show verse)

But when the king came in to view the guests, he saw among them a man who did not have on wedding clothes.

Matthew 22:12 (show verse)

And he said to him, 'My friend, how did you happen to come here without wedding clothes?' But he had nothing to say.

Matthew 22:13 (show verse)

Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot and throw him out into the darkness, there to weep and grind his teeth.'

Matthew 22:14 (show verse)

For many are invited but few chosen."

Matthew 22:15 (show verse)

Then the Pharisees went and made a plot to entrap him in argument.

Matthew 22:16 (show verse)

So they sent their disciples to him with the Herodians, to say to him, "Master, we know that you tell the truth, and teach the way of God with sincerity, regardless of the consequences, for you are impartial.

Matthew 22:17 (show verse)

So give us your opinion: Is it right to pay the poll-tax to the emperor, or not?"

Matthew 22:18 (show verse)

But he saw their malice, and said,

Matthew 22:19 (show verse)

"Why do you put me to such a test, you hypocrites? Show me the poll-tax coin!" And they brought him a denarius.

Matthew 22:20 (show verse)

And he said to them, "Whose head and title is this?"

Matthew 22:21 (show verse)

They answered, "The emperor's." Then he said to them, "Then pay the emperor what belongs to the emperor, and pay God what belongs to God!"

Matthew 22:22 (show verse)

And when they heard it they were amazed, and they went away and left him.

Matthew 22:23 (show verse)

On the same day some Sadducees came up to him, claiming that there is no resurrection, and they asked him this question:

Matthew 22:24 (show verse)

"Master, Moses said, 'If a man dies without children his brother shall marry his widow, and raise up a family for him.'

Matthew 22:25 (show verse)

Now there were seven brothers among us. The first of them married and died, and as he had no children, he left his wife to his brother;

Matthew 22:26 (show verse)

so did the second, and the third, and the rest of the seven.

Matthew 22:27 (show verse)

After them all the woman died.

Matthew 22:28 (show verse)

At the resurrection which one's wife will she be? For they all married her."

Matthew 22:29 (show verse)

Jesus answered them, "You are wrong, because you do not understand the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Matthew 22:30 (show verse)

For after the resurrection there is no marrying or being married, but they live as angels do in heaven.

Matthew 22:31 (show verse)

But as to the resurrection of the dead, did you never read what was said to you by God,

Matthew 22:32 (show verse)

'I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of dead men but of living!"

Matthew 22:33 (show verse)

When the crowd heard this, they were astounded at his teaching.

Matthew 22:34 (show verse)

And when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,

Matthew 22:35 (show verse)

and one of them, an expert in the Law, to test him, asked,

Matthew 22:36 (show verse)

"Master, what command is greatest in the Law?"

Matthew 22:37 (show verse)

And he said to him, " 'You must love the Lord your God with your whole heart, your whole soul, and your whole mind.'

Matthew 22:38 (show verse)

That is the great, first command.

Matthew 22:39 (show verse)

There is a second like it: 'You must love your neighbor as you do yourself.'

Matthew 22:40 (show verse)

These two commands sum up the whole of the Law and the Prophets."

Matthew 22:41 (show verse)

While the Pharisees were still gathered there, Jesus asked them,

Matthew 22:42 (show verse)

"What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "David's."

Matthew 22:43 (show verse)

He said to them, "How is it then that David under the Spirit's influence calls him lord, and says,

Matthew 22:44 (show verse)

" 'The Lord has said to my lord, "Sit at my right hand, Until I put your enemies under your feet" '?

Matthew 22:45 (show verse)

So if David calls him lord, how can he be his son?"

Matthew 22:46 (show verse)

And no one could make him any answer, and from that day no one ventured to ask him any more questions.