22:1 And 1 Jesus answered and spake unto them again by
parables, and said,
(1) Not all of the whole company of those that are called by
the voice of the gospel are the true Church before God: for
the most part of them would rather follow the conveniences
of this life: and some persecute very cruelly those that
call them: but they are the true Church who obey when they
are called, such as for the most part are those whom the
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them
which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my
oxen and [my] fatlings [are] a killed, and all things
[are] ready: come unto the marriage.
(a) The word used here is commonly used in sacrifices, and
is by translation used for other feasts also: For
feasts and banquets usually began with sacrifices.
22:72 But when the king heard [thereof], he was wroth: and he
sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and
burned up their city.
(2) A dreadful destruction of those that condemn Christ.
22:8 Then saith he to his servants, The b wedding is ready,
but they which were bidden were not worthy.
(b) The marriage feast.
22:93 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye
shall find, bid to the marriage.
(3) God first calls us when we think nothing of it.
22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered
together all as many as they found, both c bad and good:
and the wedding was furnished with guests.
(c) The general calling offers the gospel to all men: but
those who enter in have their life examined.
22:114 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw
there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
(4) In the small number which come at the calling, there are
some castaways who do not confirm their faith with newness
22:12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither
not having a wedding garment? And he was d speechless.
(d) Literally, "haltered", that is to say, he held his
peace, as though he had a bridle or a halter around
22:13 Then said the king to the e servants, Bind him hand and
foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into outer
darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
(e) To those that served the guests.
22:15f Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they
might entangle him in [his] talk.
(f) Snare him in his words or talk. The Greek word is
derived from snares which hunters lay.
22:16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the g
Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and
teachest the way of God h in truth, neither carest thou
for any [man]: for thou regardest not the i person of
(g) Those who with Herod made a new religion, composed of
both heathen and Jewish religion.
(h) Truly and sincerely.
(i) You are not moved with any appearance and outward show.
22:175 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to
give k tribute unto Caesar, or not?
(5) The Christians must obey their magistrates, even though
they are wicked and extortioners, but only in as much as is
in agreement with the commandments of God, and only in as
much as his honour is not diminished.
(k) The word that is used here signifies a valuing and
rating of men's substance, according to the proportion
of which they payed tribute in those provinces which
were subject to tribute, and it is here taken for the
22:19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a l
(l) Before (Mt 17:24) there is mention made of a
didrachma, and here of a penny, whereas a didrachma is
more by the seventh part then a penny: so that there
seems to be an inconsistency in these two places: but
they may easily be reconciled in this way: The penny
was paid to the Romans for tribute, according to the
proportion they were rated at, and the drachma was
payed by everyone to the Temple, which also the Romans
took to themselves when they had subdued India.
22:236 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that
there is no resurrection, and asked him,
(6) Christ affirms the resurrection of the flesh, as opposed to
22:24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no m
children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up
seed unto his brother.
(m) Daughters are also included by this word "children",
but even though they were part of his family and bore
his name, the man who had only daughters was in the
same position as the man who had no children at all;
this is because daughters were not at this time able
to carry on the family name. Therefore, by "children"
here, we should understand it to be referring to
22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given
in marriage, but are as the n angels of God in heaven.
(n) He does not say that they will be without bodies, for
then they would not be men any more; but, they will be
as angels, for they will neither marry nor be married.
22:347 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the
Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
(7) The gospel does not abolish the precepts of the law, but
rather it confirms them.
22:35 Then o one of them, [which was] a lawyer, asked [him a
question], tempting him, and saying,
(o) A scribe, so it says in (Mk 12:28). To understand
what a scribe is, (see Geneva "Mt 2:4")
22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thy heart, and with all thy p soul, and with all thy
(p) The Hebrew text in (De 6:5) reads, "with thine
heart, soul, and strength"; and in (Mk 12:30) and
(Lu 10:27) we read, "with soul, heart, strength
22:39 And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy q
neighbour as thyself.
(q) Another man.
22:418 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus
(8) Christ manifestly proves that he is David's son, according
to the flesh, but otherwise David's Lord, and very God.
22:42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? r whose son is he? They
say unto him, [The Son] of David.
(r) Of whose stock or family: for the Hebrews call a man's