Matthew 22:14

14 "For many are 1called, but few are 2chosen."

Matthew 22:14 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 22:14

For many are called, but few chosen.
] (See Gill on Matthew 20:16)

Matthew 22:14 In-Context

12 and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man was speechless.
13 "Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
14 "For many are called, but few are chosen."
15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.
16 And they sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. Matthew 24:22; 2 Peter 1:10; Revelation 17:14
  • 2. Matthew 24:22; 2 Peter 1:10; Revelation 17:14

Footnotes 1

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