Matthew 22:5
New International Version
"But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business.

New Living Translation
But the guests he had invited ignored them and went their own way, one to his farm, another to his business.

English Standard Version
But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,

Berean Study Bible
But they paid no attention and went away, one to his field, and another to his business.

Berean Literal Bible
And having paid no attention they went away, one to the own field, and one to his business.

New American Standard Bible
"But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,

King James Bible
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

Christian Standard Bible
"But they paid no attention and went away, one to his own farm, another to his business,

Contemporary English Version
But the guests did not pay any attention. Some of them left for their farms, and some went to their places of business.

Good News Translation
But the invited guests paid no attention and went about their business: one went to his farm, another to his store,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But they paid no attention and went away, one to his own farm, another to his business.

International Standard Version
But they paid no attention to this and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.

NET Bible
But they were indifferent and went away, one to his farm, another to his business.

New Heart English Bible
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they showed contempt and went, one to his field, and another to his commerce.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But they paid no attention and went away. Some went to work in their own fields, and others went to their businesses.

New American Standard 1977
“But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise,

King James 2000 Bible
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

American King James Version
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

American Standard Version
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they neglected, and went their own ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise.

Darby Bible Translation
But they made light of it, and went, one to his own land, and another to his commerce.

English Revised Version
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise:

Webster's Bible Translation
But they made light of it, and went, one to his farm, another to his merchandise.

Weymouth New Testament
"They however gave no heed, but went, one to his home in the country, another to his business;

World English Bible
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,

Young's Literal Translation
and they, having disregarded it, went away, the one to his own field, and the other to his merchandise;
Study Bible
The Parable of the Banquet
4Again, he sent other servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner. My oxen and fattened cattle have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’ 5But they paid no attention and went away, one to his field, and another to his business. 6The rest seized his servants, mistreated them, and killed them.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:4
Again, he sent other servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner. My oxen and fatlings have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'

Matthew 22:6
The rest seized his servants, mistreated them, and killed them.

John 2:16
To those selling doves He said, "Get these out of here! How dare you turn My Father's house into a marketplace!"

2 Peter 2:3
In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with tales they have concocted. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep.

Treasury of Scripture

But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

they.

Genesis 19:14
And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

Genesis 25:34
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Psalm 106:24,25
Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: …

one.

Matthew 13:22
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Matthew 24:38,39
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, …

Luke 14:18-20
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused…







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

they paid no attention
ἀμελήσαντες (amelēsantes)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 272: To neglect, be careless of, disregard. To be careless of.

[and] went away,
ἀπῆλθον (apēlthon)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 565: From apo and erchomai; to go off, aside or behind, literally or figuratively.

one
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

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

his
ἴδιον (idion)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2398: Pertaining to self, i.e. One's own; by implication, private or separate.

field,
ἀγρόν (agron)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 68: From ago; a field; genitive case, the country; specially, a farm, i.e. Hamlet.

and
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

another
ὃς (hos)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

to
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

business.
ἐμπορίαν (emporian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1711: Trading, trade, trafficking, business. Feminine from emporos; traffic.
(5) They made light of it.--The words point to the temper of neglect which slights the offer of the kingdom of God, and prefers the interest of this world. This was one form of neglect. Another ran parallel with it, and passed on into open antagonism.

Verse 5. - They made light of it, and went their ways. They who refused the invitation are divided into two classes - the first mentioned in this verse, the second in the following. These are simply careless, indifferent scorners, who are too busy with their worldly concerns to attend to the claims of the gospel. So we read, "The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things; and they scoffed at him" (Luke 16:14; comp. Matthew 19:23, 24). His farm; τὸν ἴδιον ἀγρὸν: his own farm, or estate. This is the landed proprietor, who goes to the selfish enjoyment of his possessions. His merchandise. This is the busy trader, who is engrossed in the pursuit of wealth (compare the excuses in Luke 14:18, 19). 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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