Matthew 22:10
New International Version
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

New Living Translation
So the servants brought in everyone they could find, good and bad alike, and the banquet hall was filled with guests.

English Standard Version
And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

Berean Study Bible
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered everyone they could find, both evil and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

Berean Literal Bible
And those servants, having gone out into the highways, brought together all, as many as they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall became full of those reclining.

New American Standard Bible
"Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.

King James Bible
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

Christian Standard Bible
So those servants went out on the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding banquet was filled with guests.

Contemporary English Version
They went out on the streets and brought in everyone they could find, good and bad alike. And the banquet room was filled with guests.

Good News Translation
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, good and bad alike; and the wedding hall was filled with people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So those slaves went out on the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding banquet was filled with guests.

International Standard Version
Those servants went out into the streets and brought in everyone they found, evil and good alike, and the wedding hall was packed with guests.

NET Bible
And those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all they found, both bad and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

New Heart English Bible
And those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all they found, both bad and good, and the wedding was filled with those reclining.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those servants went out to the roads, and they gathered everyone whom they found, bad and good, and the place of the wedding feast was filled with guests.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The servants went into the streets and brought in all the good people and all the evil people they found. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.

New American Standard 1977
“And those slaves went out into the streets, and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So those slaves went out into the highways and gathered together everyone that they found, both bad and good; and the wedding was filled with guests.

King James 2000 Bible
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

American King James Version
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

American Standard Version
And those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was filled with guests.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his servants going forth into the ways, gathered together all that they found, both bad and good: and the marriage was filled with guests.

Darby Bible Translation
And those bondmen went out into the highways, and brought together all as many as they found, both evil and good; and the wedding feast was furnished with guests.

English Revised Version
And those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was filled with guests.

Webster's Bible Translation
So those servants went out into the highways, and collected all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

Weymouth New Testament
"So they went out into the roads and gathered together all they could find, both bad and good, and the banqueting hall was filled with guests.

World English Bible
Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.

Young's Literal Translation
'And those servants, having gone forth to the ways, did gather all, as many as they found, both bad and good, and the marriage-feast apartment was filled with those reclining.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Banquet
9Go therefore to the crossroads and invite to the banquet as many as you can find.’ 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered everyone they could find, both evil and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11But when the king came in to see the guests, he spotted a man who was not dressed in wedding clothes.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:15
Jesus replied, "How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while He is with them? But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

Matthew 22:9
Go therefore to the crossroads and invite to the banquet as many as you can find.'

Matthew 22:11
But when the king came in to see the guests, he spotted a man who was not dressed in wedding clothes.

Treasury of Scripture

So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

both.

Matthew 22:11,12
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: …

Matthew 13:38,47,48
The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; …

Matthew 25:1,2
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom…

and the.

Matthew 25:10
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Revelation 5:9
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Revelation 7:9
After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;







Lexicon
So
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

servants
δοῦλοι (douloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1401: (a) (as adj.) enslaved, (b) (as noun) a (male) slave. From deo; a slave.

went out
ἐξελθόντες (exelthontes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

into
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

streets
ὁδοὺς (hodous)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

[and] gathered
συνήγαγον (synēgagon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4863: From sun and ago; to lead together, i.e. Collect or convene; specially, to entertain.

everyone
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

they could find,
εὗρον (heuron)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.

both
τε (te)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 5037: And, both. A primary particle of connection or addition; both or also.

evil
πονηρούς (ponērous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4190: Evil, bad, wicked, malicious, slothful.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

good,
ἀγαθούς (agathous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 18: A primary word; 'good'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

wedding hall
γάμος (gamos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1062: A marriage, wedding, wedding-ceremony; plur: a wedding-feast. Of uncertain affinity; nuptials.

was filled
ἐπλήσθη (eplēsthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4130: To fill, fulfill, complete. A prolonged form of a primary pleo to 'fill' (imbue, influence, supply); specially, to fulfil.

with guests.
ἀνακειμένων (anakeimenōn)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 345: To recline, especially at a dinner-table. From ana and keimai; to recline.
(10) Both bad and good.--The words imply, as in the parable of the Drag-net (Matthew 13:47-48), (1) the universality of the offer of the gospel, so that none were shut out through any previous sins; (2) that the assembly of the guests so gathered answers to the visible Church of Christ in which the evil are mingled with the good, waiting for the coming of the King "to see the guests."

The wedding was furnished.--Some of the most ancient MSS. give "the bride-chamber was furnished;" but it looks like a gloss or explanatory note.

Verse 10. - Highways; ὁδοὺς: the roads. Not "the partings of the ways," whither they had been ordered to go. Some see here an intimation of the imperfection of the work of human agents; but it is very doubtful if any such allusion is intended. More probably τὰς ὁδοὺς is only a synonym for τὰς διεξόδους τῶν ὁδῶν. Both bad and good. The visible Church contains a mixed company, as Christ indicated by more than one parable; e.g. the draw net, the tares, etc. (ch. 13.). The bad are named first, in order to show the infinite graciousness of the king. In the earliest times converts were baptized with very little preparation and without any probation, as we see in the case of the eunuch, the jailor, and many more mentioned in the Acts; and doubtless many were insincere and soon lapsed. When we read of whole households being baptized, and in later times of whole nations receiving Christian initiation, there must have been little individual preparation of heart or cleansing of conscience, and the missioner had to take for granted much which more careful examination would have proved to be fallacious. The mention of this mixture of bad and good in the company introduces the final scene. The wedding. The Sinaitic, Vatican, and other manuscripts read "marriage chamber" (νυμφὼν). So Tischendorf and Westcott and Herr. But the received text is well founded, and seems more natural. Guests; ἀνακειμένων: literally, recliners; Vulgate, discumbentium; so called from the customary attitude at meals. 22:1-14 The provision made for perishing souls in the gospel, is represented by a royal feast made by a king, with eastern liberality, on the marriage of his son. Our merciful God has not only provided food, but a royal feast, for the perishing souls of his rebellious creatures. There is enough and to spare, of every thing that can add to our present comfort and everlasting happiness, in the salvation of his Son Jesus Christ. The guests first invited were the Jews. When the prophets of the Old Testament prevailed not, nor John the Baptist, nor Christ himself, who told them the kingdom of God was at hand, the apostles and ministers of the gospel were sent, after Christ's resurrection, to tell them it was come, and to persuade them to accept the offer. The reason why sinners come not to Christ and salvation by him, is, not because they cannot, but because they will not. Making light of Christ, and of the great salvation wrought out by him, is the damning sin of the world. They were careless. Multitudes perish for ever through mere carelessness, who show no direct aversion, but are careless as to their souls. Also the business and profit of worldly employments hinder many in closing with the Saviour. Both farmers and merchants must be diligent; but whatever we have of the world in our hands, our care must be to keep it out of our hearts, lest it come between us and Christ. The utter ruin coming upon the Jewish church and nation, is here represented. Persecution of Christ's faithful ministers fills up the measure of guilt of any people. The offer of Christ and salvation to the Gentiles was not expected; it was such a surprise as it would be to wayfaring men, to be invited to a royal wedding-feast. The design of the gospel is to gather souls to Christ; all the children of God scattered abroad, Joh 10:16; 11:52. The case of hypocrites is represented by the guest that had not on a wedding-garment. It concerns all to prepare for the scrutiny; and those, and those only, who put on the Lord Jesus, who have a Christian temper of mind, who live by faith in Christ, and to whom he is all in all, have the wedding-garment. The imputed righteousness of Christ, and the sanctification of the Spirit, are both alike necessary. No man has the wedding-garment by nature, or can form it for himself. The day is coming, when hypocrites will be called to account for all their presumptuous intruding into gospel ordinances, and usurpation of gospel privileges. Take him away. Those that walk unworthy of Christianity, forfeit all the happiness they presumptuously claimed. Our Saviour here passes out of the parable into that which it teaches. Hypocrites go by the light of the gospel itself down to utter darkness. Many are called to the wedding-feast, that is, to salvation, but few have the wedding-garment, the righteousness of Christ, the sanctification of the Spirit. Then let us examine ourselves whether we are in the faith, and seek to be approved by the King.
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