22:1 And answering, Jesus again spoke to them in parables, saying:
2 The kingdom of the heavens is likened to a man, a king, who made a marriage for his son.
3 And he sent forth his servants to call those that had been called to the marriage; and they would not come.
4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying: Tell those who have been called: Behold, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and the fallings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage.
5 But they were careless and went away, one to his farm, another to his merchandise.
6 But the rest, laying hold on his servants, outraged and slew them.
7 And the king was angry, and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and their city he set on fire.
8 Then said he to his servants: The marriage indeed is ready, but those who were called were not worthy.
9 Go therefore to the crossroads, and whoever you find call to the marriage.
10 And those servants went out into the roads, and brought together all as many as they found, both bad and good, and the bride chamber was filled with guests.
11 But when the king came in to look upon the guests, he saw there a man that had not a wedding garment.
12 And he said to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But he was silent.
13 Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his feet and hands and cast him into the darkness that is without: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few chosen.
15 Then went the Pharisees and took counsel that they might entrap him in a word.
16 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 thou carest for no one, for thou lookest not on the person of men:
17 tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar or not?
18 But Jesus knowing their wickedness said: Why tempt me, hypocrites?
19 Show me the tribute money. And they brought him a denarius.
20 And Jesus says to them: Whose image is this, and the superscription?
21 They say: Caesar’s. Then says he to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.
22 And hearing they wondered, and leaving him they went away.
23 In that day came to him Sadducees who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked him,
24 saying: Teacher, Moses said: If any one die not having children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brothers; and the first married and died; and not having offspring he left his wife to his brother.
26 In like manner also the second and the third, to the seventh.
27 But last of all, the woman died.
28 In the resurrection, therefore, of which of the seven shall she be the wife? for all had her.
29 But Jesus answered and said to them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as angels of God in heaven.
31 But, concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying:
32 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.
33 And the multitudes hearing it were astonished at his teaching.
34 But the Pharisees, hearing that he had put the Sadducees to silence, came together to the same place;
35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked a question, tempting him:
36 Teacher, what commandment is great in the law?
37 And he said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.
38 This is the great and first commandment.
39 A second is like it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang the whole law and the prophets.
41 But as the Pharisees had come together, Jesus asked them a question,
42 saying: What think you of the Christ? Whose son is he? They say to him: David’s.
43 He says to them: How then does David in spirit call him Lord, saying:
44 The Lord said to my Lord: Sit at my right hand till I put thy enemies under thy feet.
45 If thus David calls him, Lord, how is he his son?
46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor did any one from that day venture to ask him another question.