M A T T H E W.
This chapter is a continuation of Christ's
discourses in the temple, two or three days before he died. His
discourses then are largely recorded, as being of special weight
and consequence. In this chapter, we have, I. Instruction given, by
the parable of the marriage-supper, concerning the rejection of the
Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles (ver. 1-10), and, by the doom of the guest
that had not the wedding-garment, the danger of hypocrisy in the
profession of Christianity, ver.
11-14. II. Disputes with the Pharisees, Sadducees, and
scribes, who opposed Christ, 1. Concerning paying tribute to Cæsar,
ver. 15-22. 2.
Concerning the resurrection of the dead, and the future state,
ver. 23-33. 3.
Concerning the great commandment of the law, ver. 34-40. 4. Concerning the relation of
the Messiah to David, ver.