1And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4Again, 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.
5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10So 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.
11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14For many are called, but few are chosen.
15Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16And 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.
17Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
18But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
19Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21They 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.
22When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
23The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
24Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
26Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
27And last of all the woman died also.
28Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
31But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
34But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38This is the first and great commandment.
39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Commentaries for the book of Matthew
- INTRODUCTION TO THE KINGDOM (1:1-4:23)
- History and the Mixed-Race Messiah (1:1-17)
- Jesus Is Son of David and Son of Abraham (1:1)
- Jesus Is the Goal and Climax of Israel’s History. (1:2-17)
- Accounts of Jesus’ Childhood (1:18-2:23)
- When a Virgin Gave Birth (1:18-25)
- Preparation for Public Ministry (3:1-4:25)
- Warnings of a Wilderness Prophet (3:1-12)
- God Honors His Humble Son (3:13-17)
- God’s Son Passes the Test (4:1-11)
- Moving to a Bigger Town (4:12-16)
- Abandoning All for the Kingdom (4:17-22)
- Jesus Demonstrates God’s Reign with Power (4:23-25)
- THE ETHICS OF GOD’S KINGDOM (5-7)
- The Setting of Jesus’ Sermon (5:1-2)
- Kingdom Rewards for the Repentant (5:3-9)
- Encouragement for Those Persecuted for the Gospel (5:10-12)
- Worthless Disciples (5:13-16)
- Jesus Applies Principles in God’s Law (5:17-48)
- Christians Must Obey God’s Law (5:17-20)
- Angry Enough to Kill (5:21-26)
- Do Not Covet Others Sexually (5:27-30)
- Do Not Betray Your Spouse by Divorce (5:31-32)
- Oaths Are a Poor Substitute for Integrity (5:33-37)
- Avoid Retribution and Resistance (5:38-42)
- Love Your Enemies (5:43-48)
- Showing Righteousness to God Alone (6:1-18)
- Righteousness When Only God Sees (6:1)
- Doing Charity Secretly (6:2-4)
- Fasting Secretly (6:16-18)
- Do Not Value Possessions (6:19-34)
- Do Not Value Possessions Enough to Seek Them (6:19-24)
- Do Not Value Possessions Enough to Worry About Them (6:25-34)
- Appropriate Judgment (7:1-27)
- Do Not Judge Others (7:1-6)
- Good Gifts Guaranteed (7:7-12)
- The Narrow Way (7:13-14)
- Discern by Fruits, Not Gifts (7:15-23)
- Obeying Jesus’ Words (7:24-27)
- Epilogue: Jesus’ Hearers Recognize His Authority (7:28-29)
- JESUS RULES NATURE-AND DISCIPLES (8:1-9:38)
- Jesus’ Authority over Sickness (8:1-22)
- Jesus’ Willingness to Heal (8:1-4)
- A Roman Exception (8:5-13)
- Jesus the Healer (8:14-17)
- Following Where Jesus Leads (8:18-22)
- Jesus’ Authority over Nature and Disciples (8:23-9:17)
- Jesus’ Authority over Nature (8:23-27)
- Jesus’ Authority over Demons (8:28-34)
- Jesus’ Authority to Forgive Sins (9:1-8)
- Sinners Need a Physician (9:9-13)
- A Time for Everything (9:14-17)
- Jesus’ Authority over Disabilities and Disciples (9:18-38)
- Embracing Our Brokenness (9:18-26)
- Astonishing Cures for Disabilities (9:27-34)
- More Laborers for the Harvest (9:35-38)
- PROCLAIMING THE KINGDOM (10:1-42)
- Jesus Commissions His Agents (10:1-4)
- Authorizing Others to Heal (10:1)
- The First Missionaries (10:2-4)
- The Mission of Jesus’ Agents (10:5-15)
- Persecution Is Promised (10:16-23)
- Opposition and Empowerment (10:16-20)
- Divided Families (10:21-22)
- Opposition Within Israel (10:23)
- Encouragement for the Persecuted (10:24-33)
- Jesus Matters More Than Anything (10:34-39)
- Embracing Christ’s Agents (10:40-42)
- QUESTIONS AND OPPOSITION (11:1-12:50)
- The Questions of a Man of God (11:1-6)
- Receiving Prophets (11:7-15)
- Heads I Win, Tails You Lose (11:16-19)
- Judgment and Rest (11:20-30)
- Judgment on Unrepentant Cities (11:20-24)
- Rest for the Little Ones (11:25-30)
- Increasing Conflicts (12:1-50)
- Conflicting Approaches to the Bible (12:1-14)
- The Spirit-Anointed Humble Servant (12:15-21)
- Which of Us Is for the Devil? (12:22-45)
- Jesus’ True Family (12:46-50)
- PARABLES OF THE SECRET KINGDOM (13:1-52)
- Setting (13:1-2)
- The Sower and the Soils (13:3-23)
- Various Soils Respond to the Seed (13:3-9)
- Secrets for Disciples Only (13:10-17)
- Only Disciples Who Understand Persevere (13:18-23)
- The Future Revelation of Kingdom People (13:24-43)
- The Enemy’s Weeds (13:24-30)
- The Hidden Kingdom of the Present (13:31-35)
- The Coming Separation (13:36-43)
- Those Who Know the Kingdom’s Value (13:44-52)
- The Kingdom Costs True Disciples Everything (13:44-46)
- The Coming Separation (13:47-50)
- Revealing the Kingdom’s Treasures (13:51-52)
- THE REJECTED PROPHET (13:53-17:27)
- The Threatened Prophet (13:53-14:36)
- A Prophet Visits Home (13:53-58)
- A Prophet Martyred (14:1-12)
- Feeding the Five Thousand (14:13-21)
- Lord of the Sea (14:22-33)
- Jesus Heals All Who Come (14:34-36)
- Pharisees and Canaanites (15:1-39)
- Moral Versus Ritual Cleanness (15:1-20)
- A Canaanite Woman’s Faith (15:21-28)
- Feeding the Four Thousand (15:29-39)
- The Son Revealed-to Some (16:1-17:13)
- Jesus’ Opponents Seek a Sign (16:1-4)
- Religious Cancer and Doubting Disciples (16:5-12)
- God’s Plan Established on Christ (16:13-20)
- The Cost of the Kingdom (16:21-27)
- The Son of Man’s Glory (16:28-17:13)
- Miracles and Disciples (17:14-27)
- Lacking a Mustard Seed of Faith (17:14-23)
- Upholding Society’s Requirements (17:24-27)
- RELATIONSHIPS IN THE KINGDOM (18:1-35)
- Serving the Little Ones (18:1-14)
- The Greatest Is the Child (18:1-5)
- Causing a Little One to Stumble (18:6-9)
- Go After the Straying Sheep (18:10-14)
- Discipline and Forgiveness (18:15-35)
- Addressing Stumbling Blocks Seriously (18:15-20)
- Forgiveness (18:21-35)
- THE FINAL JOURNEY (19:1-22:46)
- Inverting the World’s Values (19:1-20:16)
- Grounds for Divorce in God’s Law (19:1-12)
- The Kingdom Belongs to Children (19:13-15)
- The Cost of Discipleship (19:16-22)
- Sacrifice and Reward (19:23-30)
- Reversal of Fortunes (19:30-20:16)
- The Price of Jesus’ Mission (20:17-21:16)
- Suffering for the Kingdom (20:17-19)
- The Reign of a Suffering Servant (20:20-28)
- Persistent Prayer (20:29-34)
- Jerusalem’s King Enters Its Gates (21:1-11)
- Judgment on the Temple Establishment (21:12-16)
- Jesus Debates Jerusalem’s Leaders (21:17-22:46)
- Faith to Accomplish the Impossible (21:17-22)
- The Source of Jesus’ Authority (21:23-27)
- Pretend Obedience Versus Delayed Obedience (21:28-32)
- The Murderous Tenants (21:33-44)
- The Cowardly Politicians (21:45-46)
- Scorning the King’s Son (22:1-14)
- Caesar or God (22:15-22)
- Proving the Resurrection (22:23-33)
- Love God and Neighbor (22:34-40)
- David’s Son, David’s Lord (22:41-46)
- THE FUTURE AND THE KINGDOM (23:1-25:46)
- Judgment on the Religious Elite (23:1-39)
- Religion for Show (23:1-12)
- Woes Against Human Religion (23:13-32)
- Impending Judgment on the Religious Establishment (23:33-39)
- Judgment on the Temple and the World (24:1-31)
- The Temple’s Destruction (24:1-3)
- Not Yet the End (24:4-14)
- The Tribulation in History (24:15-28)
- Jesus’ Return (24:29-31)
- Parables of the Future Kingdom (24:32–25:46)
- Neither the Day Nor the Hour (24:32-44)
- Christ’s Servants Judged (24:45-51)
- Awaiting the Bridegroom (25:1-13)
- The Industrious and the Lazy Managers (25:14-30)
- The Division of the Sheep and the Goats (25:31-46)
- ARREST, MARTYRDOM, RESURRECTION (26:1–28:20)
- The Betrayal (26:1-56)
- How Much Is Jesus Worth? (26:1-16)
- The Meaning of Jesus’ Death (26:17-30)
- Jesus’ Turmoil and the Disciples’ Weakness (26:31-46)
- The Betrayal (26:47-56)
- The Trials (26:57–27:26)
- Religious Leaders Versus Jesus (26:57-68)
- The First Response to Betrayal (26:69-75)
- The Other Response to Betrayal (27:1-10)
- Politics Versus Justice (27:11-26)
- The Crucifixion and Burial (27:27-66)
- The World Ridicules God’s Son (27:27-44)
- Signs at Jesus’ Death (27:45-54)
- Guardians of Jesus’ Body (27:55-66)
- The Risen Christ (28:1-20)
- The Report of the Women (28:1-10)
- The Report of the Guards (28:11-15)
- The Report of the Church (28:16-20
From at least the 2nd century A.D. the Gospel of Matthew has been ascribed to Matthew the publican, tax collector, and disciple. It is the most complete account of Jesus’ teachings and was written to convince the writer’s Jewish audience that Jesus was the Messiah descended from David, the One promised by the Old Testament Prophets. It is peculiarly the Gospel for Israel. The most significant teaching passages are the Sermon on the Mount (5-7) and the parable sections (especially Chapter 13).
- Mark 10:1-52 (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- Matthew 2:1-23, 3:1-17, 4:1-25 (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- St. John 1:1-51 (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- Matthew 22-23 (mybiblereadingplan.wordpress.com)
- Matthew 1 (vidblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- What the Bible Says About Taxes (verticalviewer.wordpress.com)
- John Chapter 11 (pofw.wordpress.com)
- What About the Pharisees (verticalviewer.wordpress.com)
- Mark Chapter 12 (pofw.wordpress.com)
- What About Self – “The World’s Indictment Against the Church” (verticalviewer.wordpress.com)