Luke 14:20
New International Version
“Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

New Living Translation
Another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

English Standard Version
And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’

Berean Study Bible
Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, so I cannot come.’

Berean Literal Bible
And another said, 'I have married a wife, and because of this I am not able to come.'

King James Bible
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

New King James Version
Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’

New American Standard Bible
And another one said, ‘I took a woman as my wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’

NASB 1995
“Another one said, ‘I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’

NASB 1977
“And another one said, ‘I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’

Amplified Bible
And another said, ‘I have [recently] married a wife, and for that reason I am unable to come.’

Christian Standard Bible
“And another said, ‘I just got married, and therefore I’m unable to come.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“And another said, I just got married, and therefore I’m unable to come.’

American Standard Version
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Another said, 'I have taken a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' “

Contemporary English Version
Still another guest said, "I've just now married, and I can't be there."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And another said: I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

English Revised Version
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Good News Translation
Another one said, 'I have just gotten married, and for that reason I cannot come.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Still another said, 'I recently got married, and that's why I can't come.'

International Standard Version
Still another said, 'I recently got married, so I can't come.'

Literal Standard Version
And another said, I married a wife, and because of this I am not able to come.

NET Bible
Another said, 'I just got married, and I cannot come.'

New Heart English Bible
"Another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'

Weymouth New Testament
"Another said, "'I am just married. It is impossible for me to come.'

World English Bible
"Another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I can't come.'

Young's Literal Translation
and another said, A wife I married, and because of this I am not able to come.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Banquet
19Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out. Please excuse me.’ 20Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, so I cannot come.’ 21The servant returned and reported all this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 24:5
If a man is newly married, he must not be sent to war or be pressed into any duty. For one year he is free to stay at home and bring joy to the wife he has married.

Luke 14:19
Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out. Please excuse me.'

Luke 14:21
The servant returned and reported all this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.'

1 Corinthians 7:33
But the married man is concerned about the affairs of this world, how he can please his wife,


Treasury of Scripture

And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Luke 14:26-28
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple…

Luke 18:29,30
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, …

1 Corinthians 7:29-31,33
But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; …









(20) I have married a wife.--It may be noted that the Law of Moses allowed men to plead this, and the building of a house, or planting of a vineyard, as a ground for exemption from military service (Deuteronomy 20:5-7). The sin of the invited guests was that they treated the invitation to the feast as though it were as burdensome as a military conscription. In the interpretation of the parable, the bearing of this is obvious. Men are invited to the highest spiritual blessings, and they look askance at the invitation, as though it called them to what was simply a weariness to the flesh, and "beg off" under a hundred miserable pretences.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

another
ἕτερος (heteros)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.

said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

‘I have married
ἔγημα (egēma)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1060: To marry, used of either sex. From gamos; to wed.

a wife,
Γυναῖκα (Gynaika)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1135: A woman, wife, my lady. Probably from the base of ginomai; a woman; specially, a wife.

so
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

I cannot
δύναμαι (dynamai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

come.’
ἐλθεῖν (elthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2064: To come, go.


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