And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:…
I. THE SCRUTINY OF THE KING.
1. The manner of his discovery. He was not discovered till the king came in. Though the Lord knoweth them that are His, they that are His do not always know each other.
2. The language of the address, "Friend," etc. God's judgments proceed upon our self-assumed character. The man was not obliged to accept the king's invitation. "Not having a wedding garment." This was the affront.
II. THE CONFUSION OF THE CRIMINAL "He was speechless." There was no excuse. Conscious guilt struck him dumb. Before the bar of God man will not be able to plead — the soul's inborn sin. He could not plead inability to procure the garment.
(D. Moore, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: