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The parable "Wedding Banquet"
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and
killed, and all things
ready: come unto the marriage.
But they made light of
, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated
spitefully, and slew
But when the king heard
, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment And he was speechless.
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast
into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
For many are called, but few