Matthew 22:9
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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.

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 1:20-23 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets...

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

Proverbs 9:4-6 Whoever is simple, let him turn in here: as for him that wants understanding, she said to him...

Isaiah 55:1-3,6,7 Ho, every one that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat...

Mark 16:15,16 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature...

Luke 14:21-24 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant...

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Acts 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles...

Ephesians 3:8 To me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...

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Sacrifice to Caesar or to God
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
1. The question which was proposed to the Jews, Christians ought to solve. For the Lord Jesus Christ, who proposed it to the Jews, did not solve it Himself, to the Jews, I mean, He did not, but to us He hath solved it. I will put you in remembrance, Beloved, and ye will find that He hath solved it. But first consider the knot of the question. He asked the Jews what they "thought of Christ, whose Son He was to be;" for they too look for the Christ. They read of Him in the Prophets, they expected Him
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

The Heavenly Banquet.
20th Sunday after Trinity. S. Matt. xxii. 4. "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage." INTRODUCTION.--The Kingdom of Heaven has two meanings in this parable. It means in the first place the Catholic Church. Into that the apostles and pastors of Christ invite men to enter, and many refuse. In the second place it means the Church Triumphant,--eternal blessedness, and into that the pastors of Christ's Church invite you
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

Profession and Practice.
18th Sunday after Trinity. S. Matt. xxii. 42. "What think ye of Christ?" INTRODUCTION.--Many men are Christians neither in understanding nor in heart. Some are Christians in heart, and not in understanding. Some in understanding, and not in heart, and some are Christians in both. If I were to go into a Temple of the Hindoos, or into a Synagogue of the Jews, and were to ask, "What think ye of Christ?" the people there would shake their heads and deny that He is God, and reject His teaching. The
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

Cross References
Ezekiel 21:21
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.

Obadiah 1:14
You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble.

Matthew 22:8
"Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.

Matthew 22:10
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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