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The Wedding Banquet
22:1 And Yehoshua (יהושע) answered and spoke to them again by mashal (parables), and said,
22:2 The Malkut Shamayim is like to a certain king, which made a wedding feast for his son,
22:3 And sent forth his avadim to call them that were invited to the wedding feasts: but they would not come.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other avadim, saying, "Tell those who have been invited, hinnei, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and [my] fattened livestock are all butchered and and all things [are] ready: come to the wedding feast.
22:5 "But they remained unresponsive and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business,
22:6 And the remnant took his avadim, and entreated [them] spitefully, and slew [them].
22:7 But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
22:8 Then said he to his avadim, The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
22:9 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite to the wedding feast.
22:10 So those avadim 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.
22:11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
22:12 And he said to him, Friend, how camest you in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
22:13 Then said the king to the avadim, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
22:14 For many are called, but few [are] chosen.
Yehoshua (יהושע) and Taxes
(Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26)
22:15 Then went the P'rushim, and took counsel how they might entangle him in [his] talk.
22:16 And they sent out to him their taught ones with the Herodesians, saying, Master, we know that you are true, and teachest the way of Elohim in Emet, neither carest you for any [man]: for you regardest not the person of men.
22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinks thou? Is it mutar (permissible) to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
22:18 But Yehoshua (יהושע) perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt you me, [ye] hypocrites?
22:19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought to him a penny.
22:20 And he said to them, Whose [is] this image and superscription?
22:21 They say to him, Kaisar's. Then said he to them,
Render therefore to Kaisar the things which are Kaisar's;
and to Elohim the things that are Elohim's.
22:22 When they had heard [these words], they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
(Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-40)
22:23 The same day came to him the Tzdukim (Sadducees), which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
22:24 Saying, Rabbi, Mosheh said, "If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother. "
22:25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife to his brother:
22:26 Likewise the second also, and the third, to the seventh.
22:27 And last of all the woman died also.
22:28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
22:29 Yehoshua (יהושע) answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of Elohim (אלהים).
22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in wedding feast, but are as the malakhim of Elohim (אלהים) in shamayim.
22:31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken to you by Elohim (אלהים), saying,
22:32 I am the Elohim of Avraham, and the Elohim of Yitzchak, and the Elohim of Yaakov? Elohim (אלהים) is not the Elohim (אלהים) of the dead, but of the living.
22:33 And when the multitude heard [this], they were astonished at His teaching.
22:34 But when the P'rushim had heard that he had put the Tzdukim (Sadducees) to silence, they were gathered together.
22:35 Then one of them, [which was] a lawyer, asked [him a question], tempting him, and saying,
22:36 Rabbi, which [is] the great commandment in the Torah?
22:37 Yehoshua (יהושע) said to him, "Thou shall love the YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second [is] like to it, "Thou shall love your neighbour as thyself."
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the Torah and the Neviim.
David's Son is David's Adon
(Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44)
22:41 While the P'rushim were gathered together, Yehoshua (יהושע) asked them,
22:42 Saying, What think you of Mashiach? whose son is he? They say to him, [The Son] of David.
22:43 He said to them, How then does David in spirit call him Adonay (Ar.*MarYah), saying,
22:44 YHWH said to My *Adon, Sit you on my right hand, till I make thine enemies your footstool?
22:45 If David then call him "My *Adon", how is he his son?
22:46 And they could not return him a word; neighter did any man wish again to question him further from that day.
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*YHWH Adonay Adon - as MarYah in Aramaic Peshitta