New Living Translation
"The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son.
King James Bible
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
Darby Bible Translation
The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made a wedding feast for his son,
World English Bible
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
Young's Literal Translation
'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son,
Matthew 22:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:2 A king, who made a marriage feast for his son - So did God, when he brought his first - begotten into the world.
LibraryThe Wedding Garment
The parable may be discoursed upon under five heads. Here is an enemy at the feast; here is the king at the feast; that king becomes the judge at the feast; and hence the enemy becomes the criminal at the feast; and swiftly is removed by the executioner at the feast. I. We see in the text AN ENEMY AT THE FEAST. He came into the banquet when he was bidden, but he came only in appearance, he came not in heart. The banquet was intended for the honour of the son, but this man meant not so; he was willing …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
Making Light of Christ
The Beatific vision
Here is another story Jesus told: "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field.
Jesus also told them other parables. He said,
as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks.
Jesus replied with this story: "A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations.
and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.
And the angel said to me, "Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb." And he added, "These are true words that come from God."
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