New Living Translation
Jesus replied with this story: "A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations.
King James Bible
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
Darby Bible Translation
And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many.
World English Bible
But he said to him, "A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.
Young's Literal Translation
and he said to him, 'A certain man made a great supper, and called many,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:16 Then said he - Continuing the allusion. A certain man made a great supper - As if he had said, All men are not sensible of this happiness. Many might have a part in it, and will not.
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Matthew xix. 20.--"The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?" The narrative from which the text is taken is familiar to all readers of the Bible. A wealthy young man, of unblemished morals and amiable disposition, came to our Lord, to inquire His opinion respecting his own good estate. He asked what good thing he should do, in order to inherit eternal life. The fact that he applied to Christ at all, shows that he was not entirely at rest in his …
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She has prepared a great banquet, mixed the wines, and set the table.
"The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son.
When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, 'Come, the banquet is ready.'
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