Mt 22:1
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
     world despises.

Mt 22:4
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.

Mt 22:7
22:7 {2} 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.

Mt 22:8
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.

Mt 22:9
22:9 {3} 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.

Mt 22:10
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.

Mt 22:11
22:11 {4} 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
     of life.

Mt 22:12
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
          his neck.

Mt 22:13
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.

Mt 22:15
22:15 {f} 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.

Mt 22:16
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.

Mt 22:17
22:17 {5} 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
         tribute itself.

Mt 22:19
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.

Mt 22:23
22:23 {6} 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
     the Sadducees.

Mt 22:24
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

Mt 22:30
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.

Mt 22:34
22:34 {7} 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.

Mt 22:35
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 Mr 12:28.  To understand
          what a scribe is, \\see Geneva "Mt 2:4"\\

Mt 22:37
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 Mr 12:30 and
          Lu 10:27 we read, "with soul, heart, strength
          and thought."

Mt 22:39
22:39 And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy {q}
      neighbour as thyself.

      (q) Another man.

Mt 22:41
22:41 {8} While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus
      asked them,

 (8) Christ manifestly proves that he is David's son, according
     to the flesh, but otherwise David's Lord, and very God.

Mt 22:42
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
          posterity "sons".