The parable of the marriage of the king's son: the unworthiness of those that were first bidden: others called in their place: the punishment of one that came without a wedding garment. The question calculated to entangle proposed concerning paying tribute to Caesar, and Christ's answer. He refuteth conclusively the Sadducees who questioned him concerning the resurrection. He showeth which are the chief commandments of the law. He proposeth to the Pharisees a knotty question concerning Christ.
1 AND Jesus answered aand spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 bThe kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth chis servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth dother servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my *fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5 eBut they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 fAnd the remnant took his servants, and *entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7 gBut when the king heard thereof, he was *wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but hthey which were bidden were not worthy.
9 iGo ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 jSo those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, kboth bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11 ¶And when the king lcame in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on ma wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, nhow camest thou in *hither not having a wedding garment? And he was ospeechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, pBind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 qFor many are called, but few are rchosen.
15 ¶sThen went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the tHerodians, saying, uMaster, we know that thou art true, and vteachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
17 wTell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto xCaesar, or not?
18 But yJesus perceived their wickedness, and said, zWhy *tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and 1superscription?
- 1: Or, inscription?
21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, aRender therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; band unto God the things that are God's.
22 When they had heard these words, they cmarvelled, and left him, and went their way.
23 ¶dThe same day came to him the eSadducees, fwhich say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
24 Saying, Master, gMoses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the 2seventh.
- 2: Gr. seven.
27 And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, hnot knowing the scriptures, inor the power of God.
30 For jin the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32 kI 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.
33 And lwhen the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 ¶mBut when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35 Then one of them, which was na lawyer, asked him a question, *tempting him, and saying,
36 oMaster, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, pThou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, qThou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 ¶rWhile the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, sThe Son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David tin spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 uThe LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?