New International Version
So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.'
King James Bible
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid 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.
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.
Matthew 22:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go ye therefore into the highways - Διεξοδους των οδων, cross or by-paths; the places where two or more roads met in one, leading into the city, where people were coming together from various quarters of the country. St. Luke adds hedges, to point out the people to whom the apostles were sent, as either miserable vagabonds, or the most indigent poor, who were wandering about the country, or sitting by the sides of the ways and hedges, imploring relief. This verse points out the final rejection of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles. It was a custom among the Jews, when a rich man made a feast, to go out and invite in all destitute travelers. See in Rab. Beracoth, fol. 43.
As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage - God sends his salvation to every soul, that all may believe and be saved.
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Eversley, 1869. Chester Cathedral, 1872. Matthew xxii. 21. "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Many a sermon has been preached, and many a pamphlet written, on this text, and (as too often has happened to Holy Scripture), it has been made to mean the most opposite doctrines, and twisted in every direction, to suit men's opinions and superstitions. Some have found in it a command to obey tyrants, invaders, any and every government, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
On the Same Words of the Gospel, Matt. xxii. 42
The Heavenly Banquet.
Profession and Practice.
For the king of Babylon will stop at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: He will cast lots with arrows, he will consult his idols, he will examine the liver.
You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble.
"Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
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