1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,
3 “And he asent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.
4 “Again he asent 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.” ’
5 “But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own 1farm, another to his business,
8 “Then he * said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
9 ‘Go therefore to athe main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.’
10 “Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with 1dinner guests.
11 “But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw aa man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes,
13 “Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into athe outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
16 And they * sent their disciples to Him, along with the aHerodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and 1defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.
18 But Jesus perceived their 1malice, and said, “Why are you testing Me, you hypocrites?
20 And He * said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”
22 And hearing this, they were amazed, and aleaving Him, they went away.
24 asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘aIf a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’
30 “For in the resurrection they neither amarry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
32 ‘aI 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.”
33 When the crowds heard this, athey were astonished at His teaching.
37 And He said to him, “ ‘aYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
38 “This is the great and 1foremost commandment.
39 “The second is like it, ‘aYou shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
40 “aOn these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
41 aNow while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question:
44 ‘aThe Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet” ’?
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