Luke 14:23
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English Standard Version
And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.

King James Bible
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

American Standard Version
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and constrain them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to the servant: Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

English Revised Version
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and constrain them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Weymouth New Testament
"'Go out,' replied the master, 'to the high roads and hedge-rows, and compel the people to come in, so that my house may be filled.

Luke 14:23 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Hedges (φραγμοὺς)

See on Matthew 21:33. It may mean either a hedge, or a place enclosed with a hedge. Here the hedges beside which vagrants rest.

Compel

Compare constrained, Matthew 14:22; Acts 26:11; Galatians 6:12. Not to use force, but to constrain them against the reluctance which such poor creatures would feel at accepting the invitation of a great lord.

May be filled (γεμισθῇ)

A very strong word; properly of loading a ship. "Nature and grace alike abhor a vacuum" (Bengel).

Luke 14:23 Parallel Commentaries

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Psalm 98:3 He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek...

Isaiah 19:24,25 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the middle of the land...

Isaiah 27:13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown...

Isaiah 49:5,6 And now, said the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered...

Isaiah 66:19,20 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud...

Zechariah 14:8,9 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea...

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles...

Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Matthew 22:9,10 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage...

Matthew 28:19,20 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost...

Acts 9:15 But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings...

Acts 10:44-48 While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word...

Acts 11:18-21 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying...

Acts 13:47,48 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles...

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said to them, Your blood be on your own heads; I am clean...

Acts 22:21,22 And he said to me, Depart: for I will send you far hence to the Gentiles...

Acts 26:18-20 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God...

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

Romans 10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound went into all the earth, and their words to the ends of the world.

Romans 15:9-12 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to you among the Gentiles...

Ephesians 2:11-22 Why remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh...

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard...

compel.

Luke 24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

Genesis 19:2,3 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night...

Psalm 110:3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning...

Acts 16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord...

Romans 11:13,14 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my office...

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more...

2 Corinthians 5:11,20 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God...

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

Cross References
Matthew 5:41
And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.

Luke 14:22
And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.'

Luke 14:24
For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'"

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