New International Version
At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'
King James Bible
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
Darby Bible Translation
And he sent his bondman at the hour of supper to say to those who were invited, Come, for already all things are ready.
World English Bible
He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited, 'Come, for everything is ready now.'
Young's Literal Translation
and he sent his servant at the hour of the supper to say to those having been called, Be coming, because now are all things ready.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Sent his servant - Messengers are sent to invite the guests to a Hindoo feast; when not only relations, but all persons of the same division of caste in the neighborhood, are invited. A refusal to attend is considered as a great affront.
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She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.'
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