New American Standard Bible
"But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,
King James Bible
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Darby Bible Translation
But they made light of it, and went, one to his own land, and another to his commerce.
World English Bible
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise,
Young's Literal Translation
and they, having disregarded it, went away, the one to his own field, and the other to his merchandise;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But they made light of it - Treated it with contempt, as a thing of no consequence - an exact representation of the conduct of sinners in regard to the gospel.
One to his farm - So people are engaged so much in their worldly employment that they pretend they have no time to attend to religion. The world is, in their view, of more value than God.
Merchandise - Traffic; trading.
LibraryTwo Ways of Despising God's Feast
'And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2. The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3. And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 6. But they made light of it, and went their …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
On the Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42, Where the Lord Asks the Jews Whose Son they Said David Was.
Love Thy Neighbour
Of Gratitude for the Grace of God
"Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."'
and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.
and to those who were selling the doves He said, "Take these things away; stop making My Father's house a place of business."
2 Peter 2:3
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
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