Luke 14:16
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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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Clarke'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).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A certain.

Proverbs 9:1,2 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars...

Isaiah 25:6,7 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make to all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees...

Jeremiah 31:12-14 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine...

Zechariah 10:7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yes, their children shall see it...

Matthew 22:2-14 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son...

bade.

Songs 5:1 I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey...

Isaiah 55:1-7 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat...

Mark 16:15,16 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature...

Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...

Library
October 26. "Go Out into the Highways and Compel them to Come In" (Luke xiv. 23).
"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
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Lessons of a Feast
'And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, that they watched Him. 2. And, behold, there was a certain man before Him which had the dropsy. 3. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day? 4. And they held their peace. And He took him, and healed him, and let him go; 5. And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cost of Discipleship must be Counted.
(Probably Peræa.) ^C Luke XIV. 25-35. ^c 25 Now there went with him great multitudes [he had hitherto spent but little time in Peræa, and the people were availing themselves of this opportunity to see and hear him]: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. ["Hateth," as used here, is an example of phenomenal speech,
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Increasing Progression of Enthusiasm and of Exaltation.
It is clear that such a religious society, founded solely on the expectation of the kingdom of God, must be in itself very incomplete. The first Christian generation lived almost entirely upon expectations and dreams. On the eve of seeing the world come to an end, they regarded as useless everything which only served to prolong it. Possession of property was interdicted.[1] Everything which attaches man to earth, everything which draws him aside from heaven, was to be avoided. Although several of
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Cross References
Proverbs 9:2
She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.

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

Luke 14:17
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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