New International Version
Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
King James Bible
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many.
World English Bible
But he said to him, "A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.
Young's Literal Translation
and he said to him, 'A certain man made a great supper, and called many,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A certain man made a great supper, etc. - See a similar parable to this, though not spoken on the same occasion, explained, Matthew 22:1-14 (note).
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"Go out into the highways and compel them to come in" (Luke xiv. 23). In the great parable in the fourteenth chapter of Luke, giving an account of the great supper an ancient lord prepared for his friends and neighbors, and to which, when they asked to be excused, he invited the halt and the lame from the city slums and the lepers from outside the gate, there is a significant picture and object lesson of the program of Christianity in this age. In the first place, it is obvious to every thoughtful …
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She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'
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