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Matthew 22:1-6 NIV

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying:

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      2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

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      3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

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      4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

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      5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.
      6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.

      Study tools for Matthew 22:1-6

      • a 22:17 - A special tax levied on subject peoples, not on Roman citizens
      • b 22:32 - Exodus 3:6
      • c 22:37 - Deut. 6:5
      • d 22:39 - Lev. 19:18
      • e 22:44 - Psalm 110:1