Parallel Bible results for Matthew 22:1-14

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Matthew 22:1-14

NRS 1 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: NIV 1 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: NRS 2 "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. NIV 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. NRS 3 He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. NIV 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. NRS 4 Again he sent other slaves, saying, "Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.' NIV 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.’ NRS 5 But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, NIV 5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. NRS 6 while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. NIV 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. NRS 7 The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. NIV 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. NRS 8 Then he said to his slaves, "The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. NIV 8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. NRS 9 Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.' NIV 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ NRS 10 Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. NIV 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. NRS 11 "But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, NIV 11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. NRS 12 and he said to him, "Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?' And he was speechless. NIV 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless. NRS 13 Then the king said to the attendants, "Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' NIV 13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ NRS 14 For many are called, but few are chosen." NIV 14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

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