Thematic Bible

Matthew 22:1 (show verse)

Jesus answered and spoke again in parables to them, saying,

Matthew 22:2 (show verse)

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

Matthew 22:3 (show verse)

and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.

Matthew 22:4 (show verse)

Again he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Look, I have made ready my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage 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 made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,

Matthew 22:6 (show verse)

and the rest grabbed his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them.

Matthew 22:7 (show verse)

The king was enraged, and sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.

Matthew 22:8 (show verse)

"Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited weren't worthy.

Matthew 22:9 (show verse)

Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'

Matthew 22:10 (show verse)

Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.

Matthew 22:11 (show verse)

But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who did not have on wedding clothing,

Matthew 22:12 (show verse)

and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?' He 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; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.'

Matthew 22:14 (show verse)

For many are called, but few chosen."

Matthew 22:15 (show verse)

Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entrap him in his talk.

Matthew 22:16 (show verse)

They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter whom you teach, for you are not partial to anyone.

Matthew 22:17 (show verse)

Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"

Matthew 22:18 (show verse)

But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?

Matthew 22:19 (show verse)

Show me the tax money." They brought to him a denarius.

Matthew 22:20 (show verse)

He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"

Matthew 22:21 (show verse)

They said to him, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."

Matthew 22:22 (show verse)

When they heard it, they marveled, and left him, and went away.

Matthew 22:23 (show verse)

On that day Sadducees (those who say that there is no resurrection) came to him. They asked him,

Matthew 22:24 (show verse)

saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed for his brother.'

Matthew 22:25 (show verse)

Now there were with us seven brothers. The first married and died, and having no seed left his wife to his brother.

Matthew 22:26 (show verse)

In like manner the second also, and the third, to the seventh.

Matthew 22:27 (show verse)

After them all, the woman died.

Matthew 22:28 (show verse)

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

Matthew 22:29 (show verse)

But Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken, not knowing 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 the angels in heaven.

Matthew 22:31 (show verse)

But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

Matthew 22:32 (show verse)

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

Matthew 22:33 (show verse)

When the crowds heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.

Matthew 22:34 (show verse)

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

Matthew 22:35 (show verse)

One of them, a Law scholar, asked him a question, testing him.

Matthew 22:36 (show verse)

"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?"

Matthew 22:37 (show verse)

He said to him, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'

Matthew 22:38 (show verse)

This is the great and first commandment.

Matthew 22:39 (show verse)

A second likewise is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'

Matthew 22:40 (show verse)

The whole Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments."

Matthew 22:41 (show verse)

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

Matthew 22:42 (show verse)

saying, "What do you think of the Messiah? Whose son is he?" They said to him, "Of David."

Matthew 22:43 (show verse)

He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying,

Matthew 22:44 (show verse)

'The Lord said to my Lord, sit on my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet'?

Matthew 22:45 (show verse)

"If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?"

Matthew 22:46 (show verse)

No one was able to answer him a word, neither did any man dare ask him any more questions from that day forth.