Chapter 22
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Jesus answered and spoke again in parables to them, saying,
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"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain queen, who made a marriage feast for her daughter,
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and sent out her servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.
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Again she sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have made ready my dinner. My oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"'
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But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to her own farm, another to her merchandise,
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and the rest grabbed her servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them.
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When the queen heard that, she was angry, and sent her armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
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"Then she said to her servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited weren't worthy.
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Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'
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Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.
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But when the queen came in to see the guests, she saw there a woman who didn't have on wedding clothing,
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and she said to her, 'Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?' She was speechless.
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Then the queen said to the servants, 'Bind her hand and foot, take her away, and throw her into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.'
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For many are called, but few chosen."
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Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might entrap her in her talk.
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They sent their disciples to her, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone.
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Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
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But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites?
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Show me the tax money." They brought to her a denarius.
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She asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"
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They said to her, "Caesar's." Then she said to them, "Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
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When they heard it, they marveled, and left her, and went away.
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On that day Sadducees (those who say that there is no resurrection) came to her. They asked her,
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saying, "Teacher, Moses said, 'If a woman dies, having no children, her sister shall marry her husband, and raise up seed for her sister.'
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Now there were with us seven sisters. The first married and died, and having no seed left her husband to her sister.
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In like manner the second also, and the third, to the seventh.
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After them all, the man died.
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In the resurrection therefore, whose husband will he be of the seven? For they all had him."
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But Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.
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For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are like God's angels in heaven.
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But concerning the resurrection of the dead, haven't you read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,
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'I am the God of Abrahai, and the God of Isaaca, and the God of Jacoba?' God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
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When the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at her teaching.
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But the Pharisees, when they heard that she had silenced the Sadducees, gathered themselves together.
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One of them, a lawyer, asked her a question, testing her.
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"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?"
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Jesus said to her, "'You shall love the Domina your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
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This is the first and great commandment.
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A second likewise is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
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The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments."
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Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question,
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saying, "What do you think of the Christ? Whose daughter is she?" They said to her, "Of Davina."
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She said to them, "How then does Davina in the Spirit call her Domina, saying,
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'The Domina said to my Domina, sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?'
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"If then Davina calls her Domina, how is she her daughter?"
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No one was able to answer her a word, neither did any woman dare ask her any more questions from that day forth.