Matthew 22:9
New International Version
So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'

New Living Translation
Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see.’

English Standard Version
Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’

Berean Study Bible
Go therefore to the crossroads and invite to the banquet as many as you can find.’

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore go into the thoroughfares of the highways, and invite to the wedding feast as many as you shall find.'

New American Standard Bible
Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.'

New King James Version
Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’

King James Bible
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

Christian Standard Bible
Go then to where the roads exit the city and invite everyone you find to the banquet.'

Contemporary English Version
Go out to the street corners and tell everyone you meet to come to the banquet."

Good News Translation
Now go to the main streets and invite to the feast as many people as you find.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore go to where the roads exit the city and invite everyone you find to the banquet.'

International Standard Version
So go into the roads leading out of town and invite as many people as you can find to the wedding.'

NET Bible
So go into the main streets and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.'

New Heart English Bible
Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
'Go therefore to the ends of the roads and call everyone whom you find to the wedding feast.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Go where the roads leave the city. Invite everyone you find to the wedding.'

New American Standard 1977
‘Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.’

King James 2000 Bible
Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage.

American King James Version
Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage.

American Standard Version
Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go ye therefore into the highways; and as many as you shall find, call to the marriage.

Darby Bible Translation
go therefore into the thoroughfares of the highways, and as many as ye shall find invite to the wedding feast.

English Revised Version
Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.

Webster's Bible Translation
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, invite to the marriage.

Weymouth New Testament
Go out therefore to the crossroads, and everybody you meet invite to the wedding.'

World English Bible
Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'

Young's Literal Translation
be going, then, on to the cross-ways, and as many as ye may find, call ye to the marriage-feasts.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Banquet
8Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore to the crossroads and invite to the banquet as many as you can find.’ 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered everyone they could find, both evil and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.…
Cross References
Ezekiel 21:21
For the king of Babylon stands at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He shakes the arrows, he consults the idols, he examines the liver.

Obadiah 1:14
Nor should you stand at the crossroads to cut off their fugitives, nor deliver up their survivors in the day of their distress.

Matthew 22:8
Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited were not worthy.

Matthew 22:10
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered everyone they could find, both evil and good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

Treasury of Scripture

Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage.

Proverbs 1:20-23
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: …

Proverbs 8:1-5
Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? …

Proverbs 9:4-6
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, …









Lexicon
Go
πορεύεσθε (poreuesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4198: To travel, journey, go, die.

therefore
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

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

the
τὰς (tas)
Article - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

crossroads
διεξόδους (diexodous)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 1327: A meeting-place of roads, a public spot in a city. From dia and exodos; an outlet through, i.e. Probably an open square.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

invite
καλέσατε (kalesate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

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

the
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

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

as many as
ὅσους (hosous)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3745: How much, how great, how many, as great as, as much. By reduplication from hos; as As.

you can find.’
εὕρητε (heurēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2147: A prolonged form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find.
(9) Into the highways.--Literally, the openings of the ways, the places where two or more roads met, and where, therefore, there was a greater probability of meeting way-farers. In the interpretation of the parable, we may see in this feature of it a prophecy of the calling of the Gentiles, and find an apt illustration of it in St. Paul's words when he turned from the Jews of the Pisidian Antioch who counted, themselves "unworthy of eternal life" (Acts 13:46) to the Gentiles who were willing to receive it.

Verse 9. - The highways; τὰς διεξόδους τῶν ὁδῶν: exitus viarum; the partings, or outlets of the ways. The places where roads meet, beyond the city bounds in the country, which would naturally be a centre of concourse. The city where the marriage feast was now held is not named, because it is no longer Jerusalem, but somewhere, anywhere, in the Gentile world; for the call of the Gentiles is here set forth. As many as ye shall find. The invitation is no longer confined to the Jews; the whole human race is called to the marriage of the Lamb, to participate in the fruits of the Incarnation. This general evangelization was begun in apostolic times (see Acts 8:5, 38; Acts 10:28, 48; Acts 13:46), and has been carried on ever since. The apostles' special ministrations to the Jews seemed to have ended at the martyrdom of St. James the Less, A.D. 62 (Josephus, 'Ant.,' 20:09, l).
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