Luke 14:24

24 For I tell you,[a]1none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'"

Luke 14:24 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 14:24

For I say unto you
Most solemnly affirm it, and even swear to it, nothing is more certain, or will be found more true:

that none of those men that were bidden:
the impenitent and unbelieving Jews, the Scribes, and Pharisees, and the greater part of the nation; who first had the Gospel published to them, who are the many that were called, though few were chosen, and therefore came not; nor did, nor

shall taste of my supper:
nor had they so much as a superficial knowledge of the Gospel, of the truths, blessings, promises, and ordinances of it; being given up to judicial blindness and hardness of heart; and from whom, in a little while, the Gospel was wholly taken; and is not yet afforded to them as a body; nor will till the latter day, when the veil shall be taken away, and they shall turn to the Lord, and all Israel shall be saved; but as for the first disbelievers and rejecters of Christ among the Jews, they died in their sins, and perished eternally.

Luke 14:24 In-Context

22 And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.'
23 And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I tell you,none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'"
25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them,
26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 21:43; Acts 13:46

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The Greek word for you here is plural
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