Matthew 22:2-4 NIV

2 "The kingdom of heaven is like1 a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

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3 He sent his servants2 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 servants3 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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