Matthew 22:3
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English Standard Version
and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.

King James Bible
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

American Standard Version
and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the marriage feast: and they would not come.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he sent his servants, to call them that were invited to the marriage; and they would not come.

English Revised Version
and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the marriage feast: and they would not come.

Webster's Bible Translation
And sent his servants to call them that were invited to the wedding: and they would not come.

Weymouth New Testament
and sent his servants to call the invited guests to the wedding, but they were unwilling to come.

Matthew 22:3 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

To call them that were bidden (καλέσαι τοὺς κεκλημένους)

Perhaps an unconscious play on the words, lost in both A. V. and Rev., to call the called. This was according to the Oriental custom of sending a messenger, after the invitations have been issued, to notify the invited guests that the entertainment is prepared. Thus Esther invites Haman to a banquet on the morrow, and, at the actual time, the chamberlain comes to bring him to the feast (Esther 5:8; Esther 6:14).

Matthew 22:3 Parallel Commentaries

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sent.

Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent you: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 10:6,7 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel...

Psalm 68:11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.

Proverbs 9:1-3 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars...

Isaiah 55:1,2 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat...

Jeremiah 25:4 And the LORD has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but you have not listened...

Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying...

Mark 6:7-11 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits...

Luke 9:1-6 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases...

Luke 14:15-17 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said to 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...

that.

1 Samuel 9:13 As soon as you be come into the city, you shall straightway find him, before he go up to the high place to eat...

Zephaniah 1:7 Hold your peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD has prepared a sacrifice...

and they would not.

Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent to you...

Psalm 81:10-12 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it...

Proverbs 1:24-32 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded...

Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved...

Jeremiah 6:16,17 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Hosea 11:2,7 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, and burned incense to graven images...

Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...

Luke 15:28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him.

Luke 19:27 But those my enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring here, and slay them before me.

John 5:40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life.

Acts 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul...

Romans 10:21 But to Israel he said, All day long I have stretched forth my hands to a disobedient and gainsaying people.

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape...

Cross References
Proverbs 9:3
She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town,

Matthew 9:15
And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Matthew 21:34
When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit.

Hebrews 9:15
Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.

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