Matthew 22:1-9

1 Again Jesus used stories as illustrations when he spoke to them. He said,
2 "The kingdom of heaven is like a king who planned a wedding for his son.
3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the wedding, but they refused to come.
4 He sent other servants to tell the people who had been invited, 'I've prepared dinner. My bulls and fattened calves have been butchered. Everything is ready. Come to the wedding!'
5 "But they paid no attention and went away. Some went to work in their own fields, and others went to their businesses.
6 The rest grabbed the king's servants, mistreated them, and then killed them.
7 "The king became angry. He sent his soldiers, killed those murderers, and burned their city.
8 "Then the king said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited don't deserve the honor.
9 Go where the roads leave the city. Invite everyone you find to the wedding.'