Wedding Banquet

The parable "Wedding Banquet"


22:2   The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
22:3   And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
22:4   Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
22:5   But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
22:6   And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
22:7   But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
22:8   Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
22:9   Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
22:10   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.
22:11   And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
22:12   And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment And he was speechless.
22:13   Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
22:14   For many are called, but few are chosen.