The Douay-Rheims Bible Matthew 22

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MT 22:1  And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying:

MT 22:2  The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his son.

MT 22:3  And he sent his servants, to call them that were invited to the marriage; and they would not come.

MT 22:4  Again he sent other servants, saying: Tell them that were invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my beeves and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come ye to the marriage.

MT 22:5  But they neglected, and went their own ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise.

MT 22:6  And the rest laid hands on his servants, and having treated them contumeliously, put them to death.

MT 22:7  But when the king had heard of it, he was angry, and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burnt their city.

MT 22:8  Then he saith to his servants: The marriage indeed is ready; but they that were invited were not worthy.

MT 22:9  Go ye therefore into the highways; and as many as you shall find, call to the marriage.

MT 22:10  And his servants going forth into the ways, gathered together all that they found, both bad and good: and the marriage was filled with guests.

MT 22:11  And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment.

MT 22:12  And he saith to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But he was silent.

MT 22:13  Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

MT 22:14  For many are called, but few are chosen.

MT 22:15  Then the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to insnare him in his speech.

MT 22:16  And they sent to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou dost not regard the person of men.

MT 22:17  Tell us therefore what dost thou think, is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

MT 22:18  But Jesus knowing their wickedness, said: Why do you tempt me, ye hypocrites?

MT 22:19  Shew me the coin of the tribute. And they offered him a penny.

MT 22:20  And Jesus saith to them: Whose image and inscription is this?

MT 22:21  They say to him: Caesar’s. Then he saith to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God, the things that are God’s.

MT 22:22  And hearing this they wondered, and leaving him, went their ways.

MT 22:23  That day there came to him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and asked him,

MT 22:24  Saying: Master, Moses said: If a man die having no son, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up issue to his brother.

MT 22:25  Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first having married a wife, died; and not having issue, left his wife to his brother.

MT 22:26  In like manner the second, and the third, and so on to the seventh.

MT 22:27  And last of all the woman died also.

MT 22:28  At the resurrection therefore whose wife of the seven shall she be? for they all had her.

MT 22:29  And Jesus answering, said to them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

MT 22:30  For in the resurrection they shall neither marry nor be married; but shall be as the angels of God in heaven.

MT 22:31  And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken by God, saying to you:

MT 22:32  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.

MT 22:33  And the multitudes hearing it, were in admiration at his doctrine.

MT 22:34  But the Pharisees hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees, came together:

MT 22:35  And one of them, a doctor of the law, asking him, tempting him:

MT 22:36  Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?

MT 22:37  Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.

MT 22:38  This is the greatest and the first commandment.

MT 22:39  And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

MT 22:40  On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets.

MT 22:41  And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus asked them,

MT 22:42  Saying: What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him: David’s.

MT 22:43  He saith to them: How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying:

MT 22:44  The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool?

MT 22:45  If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?

MT 22:46  And no man was able to answer him a word; neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.