Knijga O Kristu

Matej 22:1-46

Prispodoba o velikoj gozbi

(Lk 14:16-24)

1Isus im opet počne govoriti u prispodobama. 2“S nebeskim je kraljevstvom kao kad neki kralj pripravi svadbu svojemu sinu. 3Pošalje sluge da pozovu uzvanike na svadbu, ali oni odbiju poziv. 4Pošalje druge sluge i reče: ‘Recite uzvanicima: Pripremio sam vam gozbu. Ispekli smo najslasnije meso. Sve je spremno. Dođite na svadbu!’ 5Ali oni nisu marili te odu svaki za svojim poslom—jedni na svoju njivu, drugi u trgovinu. 6Ostali uhvate sluge, premlate ih i ubiju.

7Nato se kralj razgnjevi, pošalje vojsku i smakne ubojice te im zapali grad. 8A slugama reče: ‘Svadbena je gozba, eto, spremna, ali uzvanici je nisu bili dostojni. 9Idite zato na putove i raskrižja i pozovite na svadbu koga god nađete!’ 10Sluge iziđu na putove i dovedu sve koje su mogli naći: i zle i dobre. I svadbena se dvorana napuni gostima.

11Ali kad kralj uđe pogledati goste, spazi ondje čovjeka koji nije bio odjeven u prikladnu odjeću za svadbu. 12‘Prijatelju,’ upita ga, ‘kako si ušao ovamo bez svadbenog ruha?’ Čovjek je samo šutio. 13Tada kralj zapovjedi poslužiteljima: ‘Svežite mu ruke i noge i izbacite ga u tamu gdje će biti plač i škrgut zuba. 14Jer mnogi su pozvani, ali je malo izabranih.’”

O porezu

(Mk 12:13-17; Lk 20:20-26)

15Tada se farizeji sastanu zaradi dogovora kako da Isusa uhvate u riječi. 16Odluče mu poslati neke svoje učenike skupa s herodovcima da ga upitaju: “Učitelju, znamo da govoriš istinu i da si nepristran jer ne gledaš tko je tko, nego prema istini poučavaš putu Božjemu. 17Reci nam je li dopušteno plaćati porez caru ili nije.”

18Isus prozre njihovu opakost pa reče: “Zašto me kušate, licemjeri? 19Pokažite mi kovani novac22:19 U grčkome: denar. pa ću vam reći.” Donesu mu novčić, 20a on upita: “Čiji su ovo lik i natpis na kovanici?”

21“Carevi”, odgovore.

“Onda dajte caru carevo, ali Bogu valja dati Božje”, reče im. 22Kad su to čuli, zadive se pa ga ostave i odu.

O uskrsnuću

(Mk 12:18-27; Lk 20:27-40)

23Toga dana dođu k njemu saduceji, koji tvrde da nema uskrsnuća, i upitaju ga: 24“Gospodine, Mojsije nam je dao zakon prema kojemu, umre li oženjen muškarac bez djece, njegov brat mora oženiti njegovom udovicom kako bi ona rodila sina koji će naslijediti posjed umrloga i nositi njegovo ime.22:24 Ponovljeni zakon 25:5-6. 25Bila su tako u nas sedmorica braće. Prvi od njih se oženio i umro a da nije imao djece, pa je njegova udovica postala ženom drugoga brata. 26Drugi i treći također su umrli, i tako sva sedmorica. 27Na posljetku umre i žena. 28Čija će onda ona biti žena o uskrsnuću kad je bila udana za svu sedmoricu?”

29Isus im odgovori: “U zabludi ste jer ne razumijete Sveto pismo ni Božju silu! 30Jer o uskrsnuću se neće ni ženiti ni udavati, već će biti kao anđeli na nebu. 31A glede uskrsnuća, niste li u Pismu pročitali da je Bog rekao: 32‘Ja sam Bog Abrahamov, Izakov i Jakovljev’ dugo nakon što su oni poumirali?22:32 Izlazak 3:6. A Bog nije Bog mrtvih, već Bog živih!”

33Kad je mnoštvo to čulo, ostalo je zadivljeno njegovim učenjem.

Najveća zapovijed

(Mk 12:28-31; Lk 10:25-28)

34Kad su farizeji čuli kako je Isus ušutkao saduceje, pođu skupa k njemu 35te ga jedan od njih, zakonoznanac, upita da ga iskuša: 36“Učitelju, koja je najveća zapovijed u Zakonu?”

37“‘Ljubi Gospodina Boga svojega svim srcem svojim,

svom dušom svojom i svom pameti svojom!’22:37 Ponovljeni zakon 6:5.

38To je prva i najveća zapovijed. 39Druga, jednako važna, glasi:

‘Ljubi svojega bližnjega kao samoga sebe!’22:39 Levitski zakonik 19:18.

40Sve druge zapovijedi i svi zahtjevi proroka proizlaze iz tih dviju zapovijedi.”22:40 U grčkome: O tim dvjema zapovijedima ovisi sav Zakon i Proroci.

Čiji sin je Mesija

(Mk 12:35-37; Lk 20:41-44)

41Kad su se okupili farizeji, Isus ih upita: 42“Što mislite o Kristu? Čiji je on sin?”

“Davidov”, odgovore.

43On ih upita: “A zašto ga onda David, nadahnut Svetim Duhom, naziva Gospodinom kad kaže:

44‘Gospodin je rekao mojem Gospodinu:

Sjedni mi s desne strane

dok ti ne bacim pod noge tvoje neprijatelje’?22:44 Psalam 110:1.

45Dakle, ako ga sâm David je nazvao Gospodinom, kako bi mu onda mogao biti sin?”

46Nitko mu nije znao odgovoriti ni riječi. Od toga dana nitko ga se više nije usudio išta pitati.

New International Version – UK

Matthew 22:1-46

The parable of the wedding banquet

1Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2‘The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

4‘Then he sent some more servants and said, “Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.”

5‘But they paid no attention and went off – one to his field, another to his business. 6The rest seized his servants, ill-treated them and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

8‘Then he said to his servants, “The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.” 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11‘But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12He asked, “How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?” The man was speechless.

13‘Then the king told the attendants, “Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

14‘For many are invited, but few are chosen.’

Paying the poll-tax to Caesar

15Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. 16They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. 17Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the poll-tax22:17 A special tax levied on subject peoples, not on Roman citizens to Caesar or not?’

18But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, ‘You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? 19Show me the coin used for paying the tax.’ They brought him a denarius, 20and he asked them, ‘Whose image is this? And whose inscription?’

21‘Caesar’s,’ they replied.

Then he said to them, ‘So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.’

22When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left him and went away.

Marriage at the resurrection

23That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and raise up offspring for him. 25Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27Finally, the woman died. 28Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?’

29Jesus replied, ‘You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. 31But about the resurrection of the dead – have you not read what God said to you, 32“I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”22:32 Exodus 3:6? He is not the God of the dead but of the living.’

33When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at his teaching.

The greatest commandment

34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’

37Jesus replied: ‘ “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”22:37 Deut. 6:5 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”22:39 Lev. 19:18 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.’

Whose son is the Messiah?

41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42‘What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?’

‘The son of David,’ they replied.

43He said to them, ‘How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him “Lord”? For he says,

44‘ “The Lord said to my Lord:

‘Sit at my right hand

until I put your enemies

under your feet.’ ”22:44 Psalm 110:1

45If then David calls him “Lord”, how can he be his son?’ 46No-one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no-one dared to ask him any more questions.