Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, The kingdomLuke 14:16 marriageRev 19:9
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. killedProverbs 9:2
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: made lightPsalms 81:11
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. spitefully1st Thess 2:14
But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. destroyedDan 9:26, Luke 19:27
Then saith he to
his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. worthyMatt 10:11, Acts 13:46
Go ye therefore
into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
So those servants went out
into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. gatheredMatt 13:47
For many are called, but few are chosen. manyMatt 20:16
Then went the
Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. entangleMark 12:13, Luke 20:20
And they sent out unto him
their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give
tribute unto Caesar, or not?
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. RenderMatt 17:25, Rom 13:7
When they had
heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.