Matthew 22:1

Parable of the wedding party

1 Jesus responded by speaking again in parables:

Matthew 22:1 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 22:1

And Jesus answered and spake unto them again
Not to the multitude only, but to the chief priests, elders, Scribes, and Pharisees: for though Mark seems to intimate, that upon the delivery of the last parable of the vineyard, they left him, and went their way; yet since he does not relate the following parable, they might not leave him until they had heard that, which is spoken with much the same design as the former, and might increase their resentment the more: or if the chief priests and elders did go away, the Pharisees remained behind, as is clear from ( Matthew 22:15 ) to whom he spake

by parables,
similitudes, and comparisons, taken from earthly things, and against whom he directed the following one;

and said,
as hereafter related.

Matthew 22:1 In-Context

1 Jesus responded by speaking again in parables:
2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding party for his son.
3 He sent his servants to call those invited to the wedding party. But they didn't want to come.
4 Again he sent other servants and said to them, ‘Tell those who have been invited, "Look, the meal is all prepared. I've butchered the oxen and the fattened cattle. Now everything's ready. Come to the wedding party!" '
5 But they paid no attention and went away—some to their fields, others to their businesses.
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