Matthew 22:1–22

And Jesus aanswered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, bThe kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a cmarriage for his son, And sent forth his servants dto call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth eother servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my fdinner: gmy oxen and my hfatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them ispitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth khis armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not lworthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, mboth bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man nwhich had not on oa wedding garment: 12 And he saith unto him, pFriend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he qwas speechless. 13 Then said the king to the rservants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and scast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 tFor many are called, but few are chosen.

15 uThen 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 xHerodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for ythou regardest not the person of men. 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give ztribute unto aCaesar, or not? 18 But Jesus bperceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye chypocrites? 19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a ||penny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and ||superscription? 21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, dRender therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s. 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, eand left him, and went their way.

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