Matthew 22:11
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New International Version
"But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.

New Living Translation
"But when the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed a man who wasn't wearing the proper clothes for a wedding.

English Standard Version
“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment.

Berean Study Bible
But when the king came in to see the guests, he spotted a man who was not dressed in wedding clothes.

Berean Literal Bible
And the king having entered in to see those reclining, he beheld a man there not being dressed in wedding clothes.

New American Standard Bible
"But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes,

King James Bible
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when the king came in to view the guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed for a wedding.

International Standard Version
"When the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.

NET Bible
But when the king came in to see the wedding guests, he saw a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King entered to see the guests and he saw a man there who was not wearing a wedding garment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"When the king came to see the guests, he saw a person who was not dressed in the wedding clothes [provided for the guests].

New American Standard 1977
“But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw there a man not dressed in wedding clothes,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who did not have on a wedding garment,

King James 2000 Bible
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment:

American King James Version
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

American Standard Version
But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding-garment:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king, having gone in to see the guests, beheld there a man not clothed with a wedding garment.

English Revised Version
But when the king came in to behold the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding-garment:

Webster's Bible Translation
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had not a wedding-garment:

Weymouth New Testament
"Now the king came in to see the guests; and among them he discovered one who was not wearing a wedding-robe.

World English Bible
But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who didn't have on wedding clothing,

Young's Literal Translation
'And the king having come in to view those reclining, saw there a man not clothed with clothing of the marriage-feast,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1-14 The provision made for perishing souls in the gospel, is represented by a royal feast made by a king, with eastern liberality, on the marriage of his son. Our merciful God has not only provided food, but a royal feast, for the perishing souls of his rebellious creatures. There is enough and to spare, of every thing that can add to our present comfort and everlasting happiness, in the salvation of his Son Jesus Christ. The guests first invited were the Jews. When the prophets of the Old Testament prevailed not, nor John the Baptist, nor Christ himself, who told them the kingdom of God was at hand, the apostles and ministers of the gospel were sent, after Christ's resurrection, to tell them it was come, and to persuade them to accept the offer. The reason why sinners come not to Christ and salvation by him, is, not because they cannot, but because they will not. Making light of Christ, and of the great salvation wrought out by him, is the damning sin of the world. They were careless. Multitudes perish for ever through mere carelessness, who show no direct aversion, but are careless as to their souls. Also the business and profit of worldly employments hinder many in closing with the Saviour. Both farmers and merchants must be diligent; but whatever we have of the world in our hands, our care must be to keep it out of our hearts, lest it come between us and Christ. The utter ruin coming upon the Jewish church and nation, is here represented. Persecution of Christ's faithful ministers fills up the measure of guilt of any people. The offer of Christ and salvation to the Gentiles was not expected; it was such a surprise as it would be to wayfaring men, to be invited to a royal wedding-feast. The design of the gospel is to gather souls to Christ; all the children of God scattered abroad, Joh 10:16; 11:52. The case of hypocrites is represented by the guest that had not on a wedding-garment. It concerns all to prepare for the scrutiny; and those, and those only, who put on the Lord Jesus, who have a Christian temper of mind, who live by faith in Christ, and to whom he is all in all, have the wedding-garment. The imputed righteousness of Christ, and the sanctification of the Spirit, are both alike necessary. No man has the wedding-garment by nature, or can form it for himself. The day is coming, when hypocrites will be called to account for all their presumptuous intruding into gospel ordinances, and usurpation of gospel privileges. Take him away. Those that walk unworthy of Christianity, forfeit all the happiness they presumptuously claimed. Our Saviour here passes out of the parable into that which it teaches. Hypocrites go by the light of the gospel itself down to utter darkness. Many are called to the wedding-feast, that is, to salvation, but few have the wedding-garment, the righteousness of Christ, the sanctification of the Spirit. Then let us examine ourselves whether we are in the faith, and seek to be approved by the King.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Banquet
10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered everyone they could find, both evil and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11But when the king came in to see the guests, he spotted a man who was not dressed in wedding clothes. 12‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ But the man was speechless.…
Cross References
2 Kings 10:22
He said to the one who was in charge of the wardrobe, "Bring out garments for all the worshipers of Baal." So he brought out garments for them.

Zechariah 3:3
Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments and standing before the angel.

Zechariah 3:4
He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, "Remove the filthy garments from him." Again he said to him, "See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes."

Matthew 22:10
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered everyone they could find, both evil and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
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Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

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2 Kings 10:22 And he said to him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments …

Psalm 45:13,14 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold…

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful …

Isaiah 61:3-10 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for …

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are …

Zechariah 3:3,4 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel…

Lamentations 5:22 But you have utterly rejected us; you are very wroth against us.

Romans 3:22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to …

Romans 13:14 But put you on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for …

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.

Ephesians 4:24 And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness …

Colossians 3:10,11 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after …

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