The Gospel According to St. Matthew
1 – And Jesus answering, spoke again in parables to them, saying:
2 – The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his son.
3 – And he sent his servants, to call them that were invited to the marriage; and they would not come.
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.
5 – But they neglected, and went their own ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise.
6 – And the rest laid hands on his servants, and having treated them contumeliously, put them to death.
7 – But when the king had heard of it, he was angry, and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and burnt their city.
8 – Then he saith to his servants: The marriage indeed is ready; but they that were invited were not worthy.
9 – Go ye therefore into the highways; and as many as you shall find, call to the marriage.
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.
11 – And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment.
12 – And he saith 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 hands and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 – For many are called, but few are chosen.
15 – Then the Pharisees going, consulted among themselves how to insnare him in his speech.
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.
17 – Tell us therefore what dost thou think, is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
18 – But Jesus knowing their wickedness, said: Why do you tempt me, ye hypocrites?
19 – Shew me the coin of the tribute. And they offered him a penny.
20 – And Jesus saith to them: Whose image and inscription is this?
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.
22 – And hearing this they wondered, and leaving him, went their ways.
23 – That day there came to him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and asked him,
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.
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.
26 – In like manner the second, and the third, and so on to the seventh.
27 – And last of all the woman died also.
28 – At the resurrection therefore whose wife of the seven shall she be? for they all had her.
29 – And Jesus answering, said to them: You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 – For in the resurrection they shall neither marry nor be married; but shall be as the angels of God in heaven.
31 – And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken by God, saying to you:
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 in admiration at his doctrine.
34 – But the Pharisees hearing that he had silenced the Sadducees, came together:
35 – And one of them, a doctor of the law, asking him, tempting him:
36 – Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?
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.
38 – This is the greatest and the first commandment.
39 – And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 – On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets.
41 – And the Pharisees being gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 – Saying: What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say to him: David’s.
43 – He saith to them: How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying:
44 – The Lord said to my Lord, Sit on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy footstool?
45 – If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46 – And no man was able to answer him a word; neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
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