Matthew 22:2
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New International Version
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

New Living Translation
"The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son.

English Standard Version
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,

Berean Study Bible
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

Berean Literal Bible
"The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man, a king, who made a wedding feast for his son.

New American Standard Bible
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.

King James Bible
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

International Standard Version
"The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

NET Bible
"The kingdom of heaven can be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

New Heart English Bible
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“The Kingdom of Heaven is compared to a man who was a King who made a wedding feast for his son.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who planned a wedding for his son.

New American Standard 1977
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king, who gave a wedding feast for his son.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The kingdom of the heavens is like unto a certain man, a king, who made a marriage feast for his son

King James 2000 Bible
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his son,

American King James Version
The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

American Standard Version
The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

Douay-Rheims Bible
The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his son.

Darby Bible Translation
The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made a wedding feast for his son,

English Revised Version
The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, which made a marriage feast for his son,

Webster's Bible Translation
The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, who made a marriage for his son,

Weymouth New Testament
"The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "may be compared to a king who celebrated the marriage of his son,

World English Bible
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

Young's Literal Translation
'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son,
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
1Once again, Jesus spoke to them in parables: 2“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to call those he had invited to the banquet, but they refused to come.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:24
Jesus presented another parable to them: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 22:1
Once again, Jesus spoke to them in parables:

Luke 12:36
Then you will be like servants waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.

Luke 14:16
But Jesus replied, "A certain man prepared a great banquet and invited many guests.

John 2:2
and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

Revelation 19:7
Let us rejoice and celebrate and give Him the glory. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.

Revelation 19:9
Then the angel told me to write, "Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These are the true words of God."
Treasury of Scripture

The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

kingdom.

Matthew 13:24,31-33,44-47 Another parable put he forth to them, saying, The kingdom of heaven …

Matthew 25:1,14 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which …

which.

Matthew 25:1-13 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened to ten virgins, which …

Psalm 45:10-16 Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also …

John 3:29 He that has the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, …

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused …

Ephesians 5:24-32 Therefore as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be …

Revelation 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage …

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