Parable of the Marriage Feast of the King's Son
Interwoven Gospels

Then Jesus, answering, spake to them again in parables saying, "The kingdom of heaven is likened to a man, a king, who made a marriage feast for his son. And he sent his servants to call those who had been invited to the marriage feast, and they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, 'Say to those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast." But they were careless and went their ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise: but the others laid hold of his servants and treated them shamefully and killed them.

"The king was enraged; and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he saith to his servants, 'The marriage feast, indeed, is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy. Go ye, therefore, along the thoroughfares of the streets, and as many as ye shall find, invite to the marriage feast." And those servants went out into the streets, and brought together all, as many as they found, both bad and good; and the marriage was provided with guests.

"Now when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man not clothed with a wedding garment. And he saith to him, 'Friend, how didst thou enter here, not having on a wedding garment?' But he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind his feet and hands, and cast him forth into the outer darkness:' there shall be weeping and gnashing of the teeth. For many are called, but few chosen."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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