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 was compared to a man: a king who made* a marriage-festivities for his son, 22:3and sent forth his bondservants to call to the ones who have been invited to the marriage-festivities, and they were not willing to come. 22:4Again he sent forth other bondservants, saying, Say* to the ones who have been invited, Behold, I prepared my meal; my oxen and my fattened calves have been sacrificed, and all things are prepared. Come-here* to the marriage-festivities.22:5But having neglected it, they 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 after having sent his armies, he destroyed those murderers and scorched their city.

     22:8Then he says to his bondservants, The marriage is indeed prepared, but the ones who have been invited were not worthy. 22:9Therefore, travel* upon the thoroughfares of the roads, and as many as you* would find, invite* to the marriage-festivities. 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 marriage was filled with people reclining at the table.

     22:11But after the king entered to look at those reclining at the table, he saw a man there who has not clothed himself in marriage attire; 22:12and he says to him, Comrade, how did you enter here not having on your marriage attire? Now he was dumbfounded. 22:13Then the king said to the servants,After you have bound him hands and feet, take* him away and cast*him out into the outer darknessС the weeping and the gnashing of teeth will be there. 22:14For* many are invited, but few are chosen.

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

     22:15 Then the Pharisees traveling away, took a council 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 one'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 you* testing me, you* hypocrites?22:19Show* 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 give* 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 they went away, having left him.

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

     22:23The Sadducees came to him in that day, the ones who are saying, There is to be 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}22:25Now seven brethren were with us, and the first having married, but after he died*, his wife had no seed left to his brother; 22:26 likewise also the second and the third, until the seventh. 22:27 But afterthem all, the woman also died. 22:28 Therefore, 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, You* 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, did you* not read what was said to you* 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 after the crowds heard it, they were being astounded over 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 upon 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}22:40The whole law and the prophets are hung together in these two commandments.

     {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 you* 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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