Matthew 22:1

1 And Jesus answered and spoke unto them again in parables and said,

Matthew 22:1 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 22:1

And Jesus answered and spake unto them again
Not to the multitude only, but to the chief priests, elders, Scribes, and Pharisees: for though Mark seems to intimate, that upon the delivery of the last parable of the vineyard, they left him, and went their way; yet since he does not relate the following parable, they might not leave him until they had heard that, which is spoken with much the same design as the former, and might increase their resentment the more: or if the chief priests and elders did go away, the Pharisees remained behind, as is clear from ( Matthew 22:15 ) to whom he spake

by parables,
similitudes, and comparisons, taken from earthly things, and against whom he directed the following one;

and said,
as hereafter related.

Matthew 22:1 In-Context

1 And Jesus answered and spoke unto them again in parables and said,
2 "The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his son.
3 And he sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding, and they would not come.
4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying, `Tell them that are bidden, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come unto the marriage."'
5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his farm, and another to his merchandise,
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