Luke 14:20
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New International Version
"Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'

New Living Translation
Another said, 'I now have a wife, so I can't come.'

English Standard Version
And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’

Berean Study Bible
Still another said, 'I have married a wife, so I cannot come.'

Berean Literal Bible
And another said, 'I have married a wife, and because of this I am not able to come.'

New American Standard Bible
"Another one said, 'I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.'

King James Bible
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"And another said, I just got married, and therefore I'm unable to come.'

International Standard Version
Still another said, 'I recently got married, so I can't come.'

NET Bible
Another said, 'I just got married, and I cannot come.'

New Heart English Bible
"Another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Another said, 'I have taken a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Still another said, 'I recently got married, and that's why I can't come.'

New American Standard 1977
“And another one said, ‘I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

King James 2000 Bible
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

American King James Version
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

American Standard Version
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And another said: I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Darby Bible Translation
And another said, I have married a wife, and on this account I cannot come.

English Revised Version
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Webster's Bible Translation
And another said, I have married a wife: and therefore I cannot come.

Weymouth New Testament
"Another said, "'I am just married. It is impossible for me to come.'

World English Bible
"Another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I can't come.'

Young's Literal Translation
and another said, A wife I married, and because of this I am not able to come.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Banquet
19Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen and I am going to try them out. Please excuse me.’ 20Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, so I cannot come.’ 21The servant returned and reported all this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 24:5
"When a man takes a new wife, he shall not go out with the army nor be charged with any duty; he shall be free at home one year and shall give happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

Luke 14:19
Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen and I am going to try them out. Please excuse me.'

Luke 14:21
The servant returned and reported all this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.'

1 Corinthians 7:33
But the married man is concerned about the affairs of this world, how he can please his wife,
Treasury of Scripture

And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Luke 14:26-28 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, …

Luke 18:29,30 And he said to them, Truly I say to you, There is no man that has …

1 Corinthians 7:29-31,33 But this I say, brothers, the time is short: it remains, that both …

(20) I have married a wife.--It may be noted that the Law of Moses allowed men to plead this, and the building of a house, or planting of a vineyard, as a ground for exemption from military service (Deuteronomy 20:5-7). The sin of the invited guests was that they treated the invitation to the feast as though it were as burdensome as a military conscription. In the interpretation of the parable, the bearing of this is obvious. Men are invited to the highest spiritual blessings, and they look askance at the invitation, as though it called them to what was simply a weariness to the flesh, and "beg off" under a hundred miserable pretences.

And another said, I have married a wife,.... And his pretence might be, that he had his own marriage feast, and friends to attend, nor could he leave his wife directly; but his circumstances were such as made an invitation to a feast the more agreeable, and he might have brought his wife and friends along with him, who would have been as welcome as himself:

and therefore I cannot come. The Arabic version renders it, "therefore I will not go": this man is more rustic and rude than the former; he does not so much as desire to be excused; and represents such who are fond of their sensual lusts and pleasures, and are resolved to indulge them, and will not be taken off from them by any means whatever. 14:15-24 In this parable observe the free grace and mercy of God shining in the gospel of Christ, which will be food and a feast for the soul of a man that knows its own wants and miseries. All found some pretence to put off their attendance. This reproves the Jewish nation for their neglect of the offers of Christ's grace. It shows also the backwardness there is to close with the gospel call. The want of gratitude in those who slight gospel offers, and the contempt put upon the God of heaven thereby, justly provoke him. The apostles were to turn to the Gentiles, when the Jews refused the offer; and with them the church was filled. The provision made for precious souls in the gospel of Christ, has not been made in vain; for if some reject, others will thankfully accept the offer. The very poor and low in the world, shall be as welcome to Christ as the rich and great; and many times the gospel has the greatest success among those that labour under worldly disadvantages and bodily infirmities. Christ's house shall at last be filled; it will be so when the number of the elect is completed.
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