Matthew 22:6

6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.

Matthew 22:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them.
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 Others seized his messengers and insulted them and killed them.
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 The rest, with nothing better to do, beat up on the messengers and then killed them.
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 and the rest laid hold on his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 The rest grabbed the king's servants, mistreated them, and then killed them.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 And the others seized his slaves, treated them outrageously and killed them.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 The rest grabbed his servants. They treated them badly and then killed them.

Matthew 22:6 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 22:6

And the remnant took his servants
They that went to their several worldly callings and occupations of life, troubled themselves no further about the Messiah, his doctrines and ordinances; but others of them were more spiteful and injurious: they not only slighted the message, and took no notice of the invitation, but also abused the messengers; some of the servants they laid hold upon, and put them in the common prison, and detained them there a while; as they did the apostles quickly after our Lord's ascension, particularly Peter and John: and entreated them spitefully;
gave them very hard words, and reproachful language; menacing and threatening them what they would do to them, if they did not forbear preaching in the name of Jesus; though they were not intimidated hereby, but rejoiced that they were counted worthy to suffer shame on such an account; and even their malice and wickedness proceeded so far, as to take away the lives of some of them: and slew them:
thus they stoned Stephen to death, the first martyr for Christ; and killed James, the brother of John, with the sword; which last, though he was put to death by Herod, yet with the consent and approval of the Jews.

Matthew 22:6 In-Context

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.’
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.
7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come.
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