Thematic Bible

Matthew 22:1 (show verse)

And Jesus, answering, again spake to them in parables, saying,

Matthew 22:2 (show verse)

"The Kingdom of Heaven was likened to a man?? king??ho made a marriage feast for his son.

Matthew 22:3 (show verse)

And he sent forth his servants to call those who had been invited to the marriage feast, and they were not willing to come.

Matthew 22:4 (show verse)

"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.'
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, neglecting it, went away; one, indeed, to his own farm, another to his merchandise;

Matthew 22:6 (show verse)

and the rest, having laid hold on his servants, maltreated and slew them.

Matthew 22:7 (show verse)

"And the king was enraged; and, sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.

Matthew 22:8 (show verse)

Then he says to his servants, 'The marriage feast, indeed is ready; but those who had been invited were not worthy;

Matthew 22:9 (show verse)

go, therefore, to the outlets of the highways; and as many as ye find, invite to the marriage feast.'

Matthew 22:10 (show verse)

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.

Matthew 22:11 (show verse)

"And he saw there a man not having on a wedding-garment;

Matthew 22:12 (show verse)

and he says to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here, not having on a wedding-garment?' And He was speechless.

Matthew 22:13 (show verse)

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!

Matthew 22:14 (show verse)

For many are called, but few chosen.'"

Matthew 22:15 (show verse)

Then the Pharisees, going, took counsel how they might ensnare Him in speech.

Matthew 22:16 (show verse)

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:

Matthew 22:17 (show verse)

tell us, therefore, what thinkest Thou: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?"

Matthew 22:18 (show verse)

But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, "Why are ye tempting Me, hypocrites?

Matthew 22:19 (show verse)

Show me the tribute-coin." And they brought Him a denary.

Matthew 22:20 (show verse)

And He saith to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"

Matthew 22:21 (show verse)

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."

Matthew 22:22 (show verse)

And, hearing it, they wondered: and, leaving Him, they went away.

Matthew 22:23 (show verse)

On that day there came to Him Sadducees, those saying there is no resurrection, and questioned Him,

Matthew 22:24 (show verse)

saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If any one die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.'

Matthew 22:25 (show verse)

Now there were with us seven brothers; and the first, marrying, died; and, not having seed, he left his wife to his brother.

Matthew 22:26 (show verse)

Likewise also the second, and the third, unto the seventh.

Matthew 22:27 (show verse)

And after them all, the woman died.

Matthew 22:28 (show verse)

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

Matthew 22:29 (show verse)

But Jesus, answering, said to them, "Ye deceive yourselves, 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 as angels in Heaven.

Matthew 22:31 (show verse)

"But concerning the resurrection of the dead, did ye 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?' He is not the God of the dead, but of the living."

Matthew 22:33 (show verse)

And the multitudes, hearing Him, were astonished at His teaching.

Matthew 22:34 (show verse)

But the Pharisees, hearing that He silenced the Sadducees, were collected together;

Matthew 22:35 (show verse)

and one of them, a lawyer, asked a question, tempting 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 first commandment.

Matthew 22:39 (show verse)

A second like it is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:40 (show verse)

On these two commandments hangs the whole law, and the prophets."

Matthew 22:41 (show verse)

And the Pharisees, having been gathered together, Jesus questioned them,

Matthew 22:42 (show verse)

saying, "What think ye concerning the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They say to Him, "David's."

Matthew 22:43 (show verse)

He saith 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, till I put Thy foes beneath Thy feet.'

Matthew 22:45 (show verse)

If, then, David calls Him Lord, how is He his Son?"

Matthew 22:46 (show verse)

And no one was able to answer Him a word; nor did any one dare from that day to question Him any more.