Category Archives: Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 22: 34-46 The Heart of Scripture

Matthew 22: 34-46 Parallel Mark 12:28-37; Luke 10:25-28, 20:41-44 34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which … Continue reading

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Matthew 22: 23-33 One Bride for Seven Brothers

Matthew 22: 23-33 Parallels Mark 12: 18-27, Luke 20: 27-40 23 The same day some Sadducees came to him, saying there is no resurrection;and they asked him a question, saying, 24 “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies childless, his … Continue reading

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Matthew 22:15-22 Rendering to Caesar and God

Matthew 22: 15-22 Parallels Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you … Continue reading

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Matthew 22: 1-14 The Call of the King

Matthew 22: 1-14 Parallel Luke 14: 15-24 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his slaves … Continue reading

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Matthew 21:33-46 The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

Matthew 21: 33-46 Parallel Mark 12: 1-12; Luke 20: 9-19 33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he … Continue reading

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Matthew 21: 23-32 Authority and the Parable of the Two Sons

Matthew 21: 23-32 Mark 11: 27-33, Luke 20: 1-8 23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these … Continue reading

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Matthew 21: 18-22 The Fig Tree and the Mountain

Matthew 21: 18-22 Parallel Mark 11: 12-14, 20-26 18 In the morning, when he returned to the city, he was hungry. 19 And seeing a fig tree by the side of the road, he went to it and found nothing … Continue reading

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Matthew 21: 12-17 Turning Tables and the Temple Upside Down

Matthew 21: 12-17 Parallel Mark 11:15-17; Luke 19: 45-56; John 2: 13-17 12 Then Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who were selling and buying in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money changers and … Continue reading

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Matthew 21: 1-11 The Entry into Jerusalem

Matthew 21: 1-11 Parallels Mark 11: 1-10; Luke 19: 28-40; John 12: 12-29 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village … Continue reading

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Matthew 20: 29-34 Opening Eyes on the Way to Jerusalem

Matthew 20: 29-34 Parallel Mark 10: 46-52; Luke 18: 35-43 29 As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. 30 There were two blind men sitting by the roadside. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they … Continue reading

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