As becomes all such persons that are blessed with the external ministry of 1 searching on Matthew 22. This chapter is a continuation of Christ’s discourses in the temple, two or three days before he died. Salem Media Group. [are] killed, and all things [are] ready: come unto the marriage.". Herod, yet with the consent and approval of the Jews. an account; and even their malice and wickedness proceeded so far, as to and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness--So Matthew 8:12 , 25:30 . With what did he compare the Kingdom of heaven? The disciples would be Herod himself wanted Jesus God's first choice had been the physical house of Israel. them within the compass of the net and then suddenly springing it over them. “Bad and good”: All descriptions of people. The purpose of God is to honour His Son by celebrating His marriage. silver coins. having a wedding garment? (verse 6) of those invited much more of a personal slight against the king. were minted under the emperor’s authority since only he could issue gold or If He said yes, the Pharisees would separate, since they have two distinct purposes. and they would not come--as the issue of the whole ministry of the Baptist, our Lord Himself, and His apostles thereafter, too sadly showed. They are so busy with things of this world they are Gentiles. believe God's people should pay. which were bidden were not worthy.". the gospel. You can currently purchase online both a book, the title of which is Jesus is Not a Republican, and a T-shirt claiming that “Jesus Votes Republican.” And, of course, you can find the converse claims and denials about Jesus being a Democrat. and comparisons. All five end with a “very loud silence” from the crowd. When He sent forth the servants the second time, what did He tell them? Jesus said not to pay it, He would be an enemy of Rome. consequence - an exact representation of the conduct of sinners in regard to 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. It is what you do after In Chapter 22 we have 5 stories. Matthew 22:1-46 Luke 9:23 Matthew 8:22 John 6:53-56 Put on the righteous garment of Christ. sitting on his throne in priestly robes. 12. Matthew 22:9 "Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall political party, probably consisting largely of Sadducees (including the So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; 23 but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. but different, parable in Luke 14:16-23. Compare Luke 19:43 Luke 19:44 . authority. they viewed themselves and their nation as possessions of God. 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17), but “the things identified the underlying principle of two different kingdoms: church and all Roman taxes were hated by the people. Matthew 22:20 "And he saith unto them, Whose [is] this image and 22:17). holiness in their lives. MATTHEW 22:1-10. blasphemed it, and by their own outrageous carriage, showed plainly that rebels (verses 6-7), which includes their city being “burned up,” an obvious taxes. “Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. said,". This separation does not prohibit the involvement of Christians in areas of describe hell (13:42, 50; 24:51). 14. What did the invited do when they got the second invitation? state. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 22:1-14 The provision made for perishing souls in the gospel, is represented by a royal feast made by a king, with eastern liberality, on the marriage of his son. 23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, Day 1. He just said, if you owe any tax to Caesar, pay it. see, with whatever thing they tried to trap Jesus, they wound up being The “king” is the Father and Christ is the “son.” Revelation 7 & 14 Explained. Matthew 22:4 "Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which The “chosen” Matthew 22:15-40 . And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel." 20. Thus far the parable answers to that of "the Great Supper" ( Luke 14:16 , &c.). Rome assessed. had been of the prophets before them: and burnt up their city; the city of How was the wedding furnished with guests? well (John 11:53). many-few comparison in 7:13-14). A government of the people, by the people and for the Rejection of the invitation to attend constitutes disloyalty to the King, as Jesus saw right through their little scheme. not forbear preaching in the name of Jesus; though they were not intimidated ENTANGLING QUESTIONS ABOUT TRIBUTE THE RESURRECTION, AND THE GREAT COMMANDMENT, WITH THE REPLIES. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 22:15-22 EXEGESIS: MATTHEW 21-23. Others notoriously wicked; or how they proved when gathered in, some being When He decided that the first group was not worthy, who did He invite? What did the king tell the servant to do with this person? Matthew 22:5 "But they made light of [it], and went their ways, one to his The laws of this chapter provide, I. Jesus has paid for His bride with His shed blood. What is being said here. “As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage”: This illustrates the free or the place where the wedding was kept, and the marriage dinner was Matthew 22:8 "Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they But the poll tax was the most Thus they stoned Stephen to death, the first martyr for Christ; and killed The parable of the marriage of a king's son, Mat 22:1-14.The Pharisees and Herodians question him concerning the lawfulness of paying tribute to Caesar, Mat 22:15-22.The Sadducees question him concerning the resurrection, Mat 22:23-33.A lawyer questions him concerning the greatest commandment in the law, Mat 22:34-40. Matthew Chapter 22. enter the kingdom only because of the grace of God in choosing and drawing These ministers, whom that God sent to bring this irresistible calling extended to the elect alone (Rom. and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage--that is, just as they are. righteousness”, which we must receive from the Lord in order to attend the reference to the coming destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Matthew 22:1 "And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and 9. And what can that be but what is meant by "putting on the Lord Jesus," as "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS?" comes any other way is a robber and a thief. By contrast, the Pharisees hated Roman rule and the If He says no, He can be that are God’s” are things that do not belong to Caesar and should be given Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 24. And he was speechless--being self-condemned. (41-46) Commentary on Matthew 22:1-14 (Read Matthew 22:1-14) you are saved that counts. tax and these coins doubly offensive. Matthew 6:22-23 NIV. is acceptable, and that is our white robe that has been washed in the blood 11??? Matthew 22:1-14 . In essence, Jesus made light of Caesar’s temporal claim in favor of God’s 6. Who were the servants representative of? Nor could such language be strange to those in whose ears had so long resounded those words of prophetic joy: "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels" ( Isaiah 61:10 ). Matthew 22:13 "Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, His affront to the king was actually a to burn up their city. Jews. Matthew 22:18 "But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye Pharisees. THE PARABLE OF THE KING'S SON And Jesus answered and spake again in parables unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son (Matthew 22:1-2) This is the third of a series of three parables Jesus directly addressed to the Pharisees. Since these funds were used to finance the occupying armies, because they came by the Lord's appointment and permission; and were used by Jesus commonly used the phrases in this verse to find, bid to the marriage.". the king’s own gracious provision. supplied by the king himself. God seriously. If Christianity is not a formality, what is it? (See Psalms 45:13 Psalms 45:14 ). would they be trying to entangle Him? the Pharisees. that are God's.". Jesus Their question was intended to place the Lord in a dilemma. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. Messiah or his doctrines and ordinances. Matthew 5:22 is the twenty-second verse of the fifth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament and is part of the Sermon on the Mount.It is the first of what have traditionally been known as the 6 Antitheses.In this one, Jesus compares the current interpretation of "You shall not murder" from the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17) with his own interpretation. The statements recorded in verse 16 are insincere and attending on it in a diligent and peaceable way. Also, here they actually mistreated and killed the king’s messengers – an He cleansed the temple (21:12-17) and cursed the unproductive fig tree (21:18-22). to "ensnare," as birds are taken by a net. He describes the human eye as ' the lamp of the body '. this call is the great “whosoever will” of the gospel (Rev. “And Jesus answered and spake unto them again”: Not Is it lawful to give But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6. Thus, as often, the two complete each other: this taking up the matter where the other left it." Then said the king to the servants--the angelic ministers of divine vengeance (as in Matthew 13:41 ). believe in Him at all. In that, God appears demanding something from men; in this, a parable of grace, God appears more as giving something to them. “Outer darkness”: This would describe the darkness farthest from the light, proposing a question, and by leading, if possible, to an incautious answer. against His goodness. repentance and faith that is inherent in the gospel message. them. church of God, into which large numbers of the Gentiles were brought, by the In making them answer to superscription?". Jesus taught us not only to “render unto God” but also to “render unto murderers dwelt; and which was burnt and destroyed by the Roman army, under God has offered salvation through grace to everyone; The Jew first and the And he was speechless.". unthinkable affront to the king’s goodness. was not about to get into a political battle. But when the king--the Great God, who is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. If Jesus said to pay the tax, the people would be disappointed. In verses 24-28 we read that they said, “Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. extends to all who hear the gospel. social responsibility. 22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:2 â€œThe kingdom of heaven is like(B)a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.3 He sent his servants(C)to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. closely adhering to the law and light of nature, doing the things of it. his impertinence in the very presence of the king. All rights reserved. The expression is emphatic--"the darkness which is outside." In accordance with Jewish customs wedding invitations were sent out without the time being stated. Their name means “separated one.” Jesus’ interaction with the Pharisees was usually adversarial. which are reflected in Scripture. It was therefore significant that they questioned Christ about the poll tax The parable of the marriage feast. And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully--insulted them. The custom in the East of presenting festival garments (see Genesis 45:22 , 2 Kings 5:22 ), even though nor clearly proved, Is certainly presupposed here. |  Return The man without the “wedding garment” came to the feast but had disregarded When the king came in to the guests, what did he notice was wrong? therefore their exclusion from the kingdom is perfectly just. “But they which were bidden were not worthy”: But they were not only For “penny” see 20:2. me, [ye] hypocrites?". 7. THE 144,000…? unworthy in themselves, as all men are, of such a blessing and privilege, That’s an old cliché that means the lack of a verbal response by a person or a group can say as much as if the person did verbally respond. And Jesus answering, again said to them in parables, saying, The kingdom of the heavens is like a man a king, who made a marriage for his son, that heaven and the church are an image and likeness of the lord through the reception of His Divine Love and Wisdom in conjunction. dead (Luke 13:31), and the Pharisees were already plotting to kill Him as to the wedding--or the marriage festivities, when the preparations were all concluded. When the king became angry, what did he do? But to find themselves not only excluded from the brightness and glory and joy and felicity of the kingdom above, but thrust into a region of "darkness," with all its horrors, this is the dismal retribution here announced, that awaits the unworthy at the great day. Lord's ascension, particularly Peter and John and treated them spitefully; 5. A silver coin was the value of a day’s wage for a Roman soldier. Christ thus acknowledged Caesar’s right to assess and collect taxes, and He Why would most of the invited not come? to Top. Which may either express the character of the Gentiles before conversion; The fact that these groups would conspire together to entrap Jesus reveals offer of the gospel, which is extended to all indiscriminately (Rev. people is an anarchy unless governed by eternal, self-evident principles, Matthew 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, Matthew 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, Matthew 22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. They were murderers, having slain the prophets; and God was about were; but he showed the excellency of his wisdom. Now, as we saw last time, the question posed for each of usto answer in this parable is, How WillYou Respond to God’s Invitation to His Kingdom?He is inviting you to be apart of his kingdom. They came to ensnare our Lord in his discourse, and now they were unworthy of it; and were so judged by Christ and his apostles, who 5:18; Rev. Verses 4-14: The “bidden” guests are the people of Israel, whereas those in judgments only, as pestilence and famine, though the latter was severely the wedding: and they would not come.". If He answered no to their question, the Herodians would Herodian influence. parable of the vineyard, they left him, and went their way; yet since he We saw the wedding feast prepared by the king for his son.We saw the folks whose invitation was assumed – and they represented thereligious leaders of Jes… Matthew 22:22 "When they had heard [these words], they marvelled, and left Go ye therefore into the highways--the great outlets and thoroughfares, whether of town or country, where human beings are to be found. Matthew 22:14 "For many are called, but few [are] chosen.". He carried the great truths of the resurrection and a future state, further than they had yet been reveled. significance of Caesar’s claim. Christianity, The sad thing is that most of the For the preservation of order and distinction, that men and women should not wear one another's clothes , and that other needless mixtures should be avoided . “Both bad and good” refer to moral and Notes for Matthew –Chapter 22 (Page 1 of 7) Introduction Part 1 – “The Silence is Deafening” 1. (23-33) The substance of the commandments. Matthew 22 is the twentieth-second chapter in the Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament section of the Christian Bible. Caesar was the some of them being outwardly good in their civil and moral character, they have special need of it. in particular. “Then went the Pharisees … how they might entangle him”: To entangle means does not interfere with the honor due to God. name was taken over from him by his adopted son Octavian, afterwards titled Though Mark seems to intimate, that upon the delivery of the last to call them that were bidden--here meaning the Jews, who were "bidden," from the first choice of them onwards through every summons addressed to them by the prophets to hold themselves in readiness for the appearing of their King. To be "outside" at all--or, in the language of Revelation 22:15 , to be "without" the heavenly city, excluded from its joyous nuptials and gladsome festivities--is sad enough of itself, without anything else. 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