New Living Translation
When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come!
King James Bible
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Darby Bible Translation
and sent his bondmen to call the persons invited to the wedding feast, and they would not come.
World English Bible
and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.
Young's Literal Translation
and he sent forth his servants to call those having been called to the marriage-feasts, and they were not willing to come.
Matthew 22:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:3 Them that were invited - Namely, the Jews.
LibraryThe Wedding Garment
The parable may be discoursed upon under five heads. Here is an enemy at the feast; here is the king at the feast; that king becomes the judge at the feast; and hence the enemy becomes the criminal at the feast; and swiftly is removed by the executioner at the feast. I. We see in the text AN ENEMY AT THE FEAST. He came into the banquet when he was bidden, but he came only in appearance, he came not in heart. The banquet was intended for the honour of the son, but this man meant not so; he was willing …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
Making Light of Christ
The Beatific vision
She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come. She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.
Jesus replied, "Do wedding guests mourn while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. But someday the groom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
At the time of the grape harvest, he sent his servants to collect his share of the crop.
That is why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them. For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had committed under that first covenant.
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