Matthew 22:2
New International Version
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

New Living Translation
“The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son.

English Standard Version
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,

Berean Study Bible
“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

Berean Literal Bible
"The kingdom of the heavens has become like a man, a king, who made a wedding feast for his son.

King James Bible
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

New King James Version
“The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,

New American Standard Bible
“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who held a wedding feast for his son.

NASB 1995
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.

NASB 1977
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king, who gave a wedding feast for his son.

Amplified Bible
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.

Christian Standard Bible
“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

American Standard Version
The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“The Kingdom of Heaven is compared to a man who was a King who made a wedding feast for his son.

Contemporary English Version
The kingdom of heaven is like what happened when a king gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king, who made a marriage for his son.

English Revised Version
The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, which made a marriage feast for his son,

Good News Translation
"The Kingdom of heaven is like this. Once there was a king who prepared a wedding feast for his son.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who planned a wedding for his son.

International Standard Version
"The kingdom from heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

Literal Standard Version
“The kingdom of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made wedding feasts for his son,

NET Bible
"The kingdom of heaven can be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.

New Heart English Bible
"The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

Weymouth New Testament
"The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "may be compared to a king who celebrated the marriage of his son,

World English Bible
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,

Young's Literal Translation
'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Parable of the Banquet
1Once again, Jesus spoke to them in parables: 2“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to call those he had invited to the banquet, but they refused to come.…

Cross References
Matthew 13:24
Jesus put before them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

Matthew 22:1
Once again, Jesus spoke to them in parables:

Luke 12:36
Then you will be like servants waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.

Luke 14:16
But Jesus replied, "A certain man prepared a great banquet and invited many guests.

John 2:2
and Jesus and His disciples had also been invited to the wedding.

Revelation 19:7
Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him the glory. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.

Revelation 19:9
Then the angel told me to write, "Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb." And he said to me, "These are the true words of God."


Treasury of Scripture

The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

kingdom.

Matthew 13:24,31-33,44-47
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: …

Matthew 25:1,14
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom…

which.

Matthew 25:1-13
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom…

Psalm 45:10-16
Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; …

John 3:29
He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.









(2) Which made a marriage for his son.--The germ of the thought which forms the groundwork of the parable is found, in a passing allusion, in Luke 12:36--"When he shall return from the wedding." Here, for the first time, it appears in a fully developed form. The parable of Luke 14:15-24 is not specially connected with the idea of a wedding feast. The thought itself rested, in part at least, on the language of the older prophets, who spoke of God as the Bridegroom, and Israel as His bride (Isaiah 62:5), who thought of the idolatries of Israel as the adultery of the faithless wife (Jeremiah 3:1-4) who had abandoned the love of her espousals (Jeremiah 2:2). Here the prominent idea is that of the guests who are invited to the feast. The interpretation of the parable lies, so far, almost on the surface. The king is none other than God, and the wedding is that between Christ and His Church, the redeemed and purified Israel (Revelation 19:7-9). We have to remember the truth, which the form of the parable excludes, that the guests themselves, so far as they obey the call, and are clothed in the wedding garment, are, in their collective unity, the Church which is the bride. (Comp. Ephesians 5:23-27.)

Verse 2. - The kingdom of heaven is like (comp. Matthew 20:1. This parable supplements that of the wicked husbandmen. As that referred to Jewish times, so this refers to gospel times. The householder in the one becomes the king in the other; one demands work and duty, the other bestows gifts and blessings; one is angered at ingratitude for favours received, the other punishes for contempt of offered bounty. A certain king; ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ: a man a king, even God the Father, the expression denoting "the Almighty's wonderful condescension, as assimilating himself to our infirmities in his dispensations towards us" (I. Williams). Made a marriage; γάμους: marriage festivities; the plural perhaps denoting the days consumed in the celebration (see Genesis 29:27; Judges 14:12; Tobit 8:19, 20). Morison compares our English word "nuptials." In the Old Testament, Jehovah is the Husband of his Church; in the New, Christ is represented as married to the spiritual Israel, which takes the place of the older dispensation. For his son. Jesus Christ, whose intimate union with his Church is often represented under the figure of a marriage (see Matthew 9:15; John 3:29; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23, 32; Revelation 19:7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

kingdom
βασιλεία (basileia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

of
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

heaven
οὐρανῶν (ouranōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

is like
Ὡμοιώθη (Hōmoiōthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3666: To make like, liken; I compare. From homoios; to assimilate, i.e. Compare; passively, to become similar.

a king
βασιλεῖ (basilei)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 935: A king, ruler, but in some passages clearly to be translated: emperor. Probably from basis; a sovereign.

who
ὅστις (hostis)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

prepared
ἐποίησεν (epoiēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

a wedding banquet
γάμους (gamous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1062: A marriage, wedding, wedding-ceremony; plur: a wedding-feast. Of uncertain affinity; nuptials.

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

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 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.

son.
υἱῷ (huiō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.


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