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Matthew 22

Gann's Commentary on the BibleGann on the Bible

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Verse 1

Matthew 22:1

Matt 21 is related to ch. 22 and ch. 23

Verse 5

Matthew 22:5

made light of it ... [See sermon with this title. WG]

Verse 7

Matthew 22:7

burned up their city ... A foretelling what would happen to Jerusalem. [ A.D. 70]

Verse 14

Matthew 22:14

called ... invited

chosen ... who came

Verse 15

Matthew 22:15

Pharisees ... the leaders in this next plot (v.16 with the Herodians)

took counsel ... a conspiracy

entangle him ... their motive in their questions

Verse 16

Matthew 22:16

Herodians -- ? the zealots (usually opposed the Pharisees)

saying ... flattery often disarms a person

regardest not the person -- flattery based on some truth

Verse 18

Matthew 22:18

perceived ... Jesus knew their hearts John 2:25

Verse 21

Matthew 22:21

The Christian’s Duty to His Nation

1 Timothy 2:1-2 Pray for the king, and all in authority.

Romans 13:1 ff. vs. 1-7 Be in subjection to government.

Acts 4:19 More important to listen to God

Acts 5:29 We ought to obey God rather than men.

Mark 12:17 To render to Caesar (pay our taxes)

Matthew 22:21 -- Render to Caesar His Due

Luke 20:25

Romans 13:1 Remember that governments are appointed by God

John 19:11 God grants governments their power

Romans 13:2 Not to be a rebel to overthrow

Romans 13:3 Governments must support good

Romans 13:4 Governments are God’s servants

They are God’s ministers of vengance

Romans 14:5 We are to be in subjection for two reasons.

Romans 13:6 We are to pay our taxes

Romans 13:7 Render them their due, respect and honor

The Nation’s Responsibility

Romans 13:3 Support good, punish the evil

Romans 13:4 Execute justice upon the evil

What God Says About Nations

Proverbs 14:34 Nations obliged to do right.

2 Chronicles 7:14 Nations to turn from wicked ways

Verse 23

Matthew 22:23

Sadducees ... Did not believe in angels, or a resurrection.

Verse 25

Matthew 22:25

cf. Deuteronomy 25:5 for this law.

Verse 29

Matthew 22:29

See WG PowerPoint "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures"

Verse 30

Matthew 22:30

Jesus reputed the errors of the Saducees about the resurrection and about angels.

marriage ... is for the benefit and comfort of us on this earth.

Verse 33

Matthew 22:33

doctrine ... teaching

Verse 34

Matthew 22:34

The enemies conspire against Jesus.

Verse 35

Matthew 22:35

lawyer ... scribes who copied the law became scholars in it.

Verse 46

Matthew 22:46

Jesus’ enemies were completely refuted in debate.

Bibliographical Information
Gann, Windell. "Commentary on Matthew 22". Gann's Commentary on the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gbc/matthew-22.html. 2021.
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