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.