Modern Literal Version
[Matthew 22]

     {Mat 22:1-14; no parallel.}

     22:1 And Jesus answered and spoke again to them in parables, saying: 22:2The kingdom of the heavens is similar to a certain king, who made* a marriage-feast for his son, 22:3and sent forth his bondservants to call to those who have been invited to the marriage-feast, and they were not willing to come. 22:4Again he sent forth other bondservants, saying, SayĎ to those who have been invited, Behold, I prepared my meal; my oxen and my fattened calves have been sacrificed, and all things are prepared. Come-hereĎ to the marriage-feast.22:5But they neglecting it, went away, one to his own field, another to his merchandise; 22:6and the rest took-hold of his bondservants, and abused them and killed them. 22:7 And that king, having heard it, was angry, and he having sent his armies, destroyed those murderers and incinerated their city.

     22:8Then he says to his bondservants, The wedding is prepared, but those who have been invited were not worthy. 22:9Therefore, travelĎ on the thoroughfares of the roads, and as many as youĎ may find, inviteĎ to the marriage-feast. 22:10And those bondservants, having gone out into the roads, gathered together all things, as many people as they found, both evil and good and the wedding was filled with people reclining at the table.

     22:11But when* the king came in to look at those reclining at the table, he saw a man there who has not clothed himself in wedding attire; 22:12and he says to him, Comrade, how did you come in here not having on your wedding attire? Now he was dumbfounded. 22:13Then the king said to the servants, When* youĎ bind him hand and foot, takeĎ him away and castĎhim out into the outer darknessС the weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there. 22:14For* many are invited, but feware chosen.

     {Mar 12:13-17 & Mat 22:15-22 & Luk 20:20-26 Courtyard of the Temple, Tues.}

     22:15 Then the Pharisees traveled away and took counsel on how they might ensnare him in hisspeech. 22:16 And they send their disciples to him, with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God in truth, and do not care concerning anyone's appearance; for* you do not look at the countenance of men. 22:17 Therefore tell us, What do you think? Is it legal to give tribute to Caesar or not?

     22:18 But Jesus, having known their wickedness, said, Why are youĎ testing me, youĎ hypocrites?22:19ShowĎ me the tribute coin. Now they brought to him a denarius. 22:20 And he says to them, Whoseface is this image and inscription? 22:21 They say to him, Caesar's. Then he says to them, Therefore giveĎ to Caesar, the things which are Caesar's, and to God, the things which are God's.22:22 And having heard it, they marveled, and went away, leaving him.

          {Mar 12:18-27 & Mat 22:23-33 & Luk 20:27-39.}

     22:23 In that day, the Sadducees came to him, saying that there is no resurrection, and they asked him, 22:24 saying, Teacher, Moses said, If anyone dies, having no children, his brother will marry his wife and will be raising* up seed to his brother. {Deu 25:5}22:25 Now seven brethren were with us, and the first having married, but after he was dead*, his wife had no seed left to his brother; 22:26 likewise also the second and the third, until the seventh. 22:27 But after them all, the woman also died. 22:28Therefore, whose wife will she be of the seven in the resurrection? For* they all had her as a wife.

     22:29 But Jesus answered and said to them, YouĎ are being misled, by not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God. 22:30For* they neither marry, nor are betrothed in the resurrection, but are like messengers of God in heaven. 22:31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have youĎ not read what has been said to youĎ by God, saying, 22:32I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob?{Exo 3:6}God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 22:33 And when* the crowds heard it, they were being astounded by his teaching.

     {Mar 12:28-34 & Mat 22:34-40 & Luk 20:40.}

     22:34 But the Pharisees, having heard that he had hushed the Sadducees, were gathered together on the same ground. 22:35 And one out of them, a professor of the law, asked a question, testing him and saying, 22:36 Teacher, what is the great commandment in the law?

     22:37 Now Jesus said to him, You will love* the Lord your God in your whole heart and in your whole soul and in your whole mind.{Deu 6:5}22:38This is the first and the great commandment. 22:39And the second commandment is similar to it, You will love* your neighbor like yourself.{Lev 19:18}22:40In these two commandments hang the whole law and the prophets.

     {Mar 12:35-37 & Mat 22:41-46 & Luk 20:41-44.}

     22:41 Now the Pharisees having been gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 22:42 saying,What do youĎ think concerning the Christ? Whose son is he?

     They say to him, David's.

     22:43 He says to them, Therefore how does David in the Spirit call him Lord, saying, 22:44The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right, until I should place your enemies as the footstool of your feet?{Psa 110:1}22:45 Therefore, if David calls him Lord, how is he his son? 22:46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day forth to ask him anymore questions.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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