And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said,
Four different ways of treating God's invitations in the gospel are here set before us.
1. We have it complacently ignored by those who went their ways to their farms and to their merchandise.
2. We have the gospel offer violently rejected. There is still a violent rejection of the gospel by open infidels.
3. The inconsistency and insolence of the man who professed to accept the invitation, and yet failed to comply with the conditions on which alone true acceptance of it was possible. He pushed into the festive hall without having on a wedding garment.
4. We have the gospel invitation sincerely and heartily accepted.
(W. M. Taylor, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,