Parallel Verses

Amplified

And sent his servants to summon those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they refused to come.

New American Standard Bible

"And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.

King James Version

And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Holman Bible

He sent out his slaves to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn’t want to come.

International Standard Version

He sent his servants to call those who had been invited to the wedding, but they refused to come.

A Conservative Version

And he sent forth his bondmen to call those who were invited to the wedding festivities, and they did not want to come.

American Standard Version

and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the marriage feast: and they would not come.

An Understandable Version

He sent his servants out to call those who had been invited to the wedding reception, but they refused to come.

Anderson New Testament

and sent his servants to call those who had been invited to the marriage feast; and they refused to come.

Bible in Basic English

And sent out his servants to get in the guests to the feast: and they would not come.

Common New Testament

and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; but they were not willing to come.

Daniel Mace New Testament

he sent out his servants to call those that were invited to the wedding: but they would not come.

Darby Translation

and sent his bondmen to call the persons invited to the wedding feast, and they would not come.

Godbey New Testament

And he sent his servants to invite those who had been called to the marriage: and they were not willing to come.

Goodspeed New Testament

And he sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the banquet, and they would not come.

John Wesley New Testament

And sent forth his servants to call them that were invited, to the marriage; but they would not come.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and sent forth his slaves to call those that were invited to the wedding, and they would not come.

Julia Smith Translation

And he sent his servants to those having been called to the nuptial feast: and they would not come.

King James 2000

And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the wedding celebration, and they did not want to come.

Modern King James verseion

And he sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they would not come.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and sent forth his servants, to call them that were bid to the wedding: and they would not come.

Moffatt New Testament

He sent his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they would not come.

Montgomery New Testament

"He sent out his slaves to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they did not want to come.

NET Bible

He sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the banquet, but they would not come.

New Heart English Bible

and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.

Noyes New Testament

and sent forth his servants to call to the feast those who had been invited; and they would not come.

Sawyer New Testament

And he sent his servants to call the invited to the wedding, and they would not come.

The Emphasized Bible

And sent his servants, to call the invited into the marriage-feast, - and they would not come.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the entertainment: and they would not come.

Twentieth Century New Testament

He sent his servants to call those who had been invited to the banquet, but they were unwilling to come.

Webster

And sent his servants to call them that were invited to the wedding: and they would not come.

Weymouth New Testament

and sent his servants to call the invited guests to the wedding, but they were unwilling to come.

Williams New Testament

And he sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the wedding reception, but they refused to come.

World English Bible

and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.

Worrell New Testament

And he sent forth his servants to call those who had been invited to the marriage feast, and they were not willing to come.

Worsley New Testament

and sent his servants to call those that were invited to the wedding: and they would not come.

Youngs Literal Translation

and he sent forth his servants to call those having been called to the marriage-feasts, and they were not willing to come.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἀποστέλλω 
Apostello 
Usage: 73

his

Usage: 0

δοῦλος 
Doulos 
Usage: 65

to call
καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

καλέω 
Kaleo 
call, bid, be so named, named ,
Usage: 106

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the wedding
γάμος 
Gamos 
Usage: 5

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would, will/would have, desire, desirous, list, to will,
Usage: 136

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

The Parable Of The Wedding Celebration

2 The kingdom of heaven is like a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son 3 And sent his servants to summon those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they refused to come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have prepared my banquet; my bullocks and my fat calves are killed, and everything is prepared; come to the wedding feast.


Cross References

1 Samuel 9:13

As you enter the city, you will find him before he goes up to the high place to eat. The people will not eat until he comes to ask the blessing on the sacrifice. Afterward, those who are invited eat. So go on up, for about now you will find him.

Psalm 68:11

The Lord gives the word [of power]; the women who bear and publish [the news] are a great host.

Psalm 81:10-12

I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

Proverbs 1:24-32

Because I have called and you have refused [to answer], have stretched out my hand and no man has heeded it,

Proverbs 9:1-3

Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out and set up her seven [perfect number of] pillars.

Isaiah 30:15

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning [to Me] and resting [in Me] you shall be saved; in quietness and in [trusting] confidence shall be your strength. But you would not,

Isaiah 55:1-2

Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Yes, come, buy [priceless, spiritual] wine and milk without money and without price [simply for the self-surrender that accepts the blessing].

Jeremiah 6:16-17

Thus says the Lord: Stand by the roads and look; and ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is; then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it!

Jeremiah 25:4

Although the Lord persistently sent you all the prophets, His servants, yet you have not listened and obeyed or [even] inclined your ear to hear.

Jeremiah 35:15

I have sent also to you all My servants the prophets earnestly and persistently, saying, Return now every man from his evil way and amend your doings and go not after other gods to serve them; and then you shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers. But you did not submit and consent to Me or listen to and obey Me.

Hosea 11:2

The more [the prophets] called to them, the more they went from them; they kept sacrificing to the Baals and burning incense to the graven images.

Hosea 11:7

My people are bent on backsliding from Me; though [the prophets] call them to Him Who is on high, none at all will exalt Him or lift himself up [to come to Him].

Zephaniah 1:7

[Hush!] Be silent before the Lord God, for the day [of the vengeance] of the Lord is near; for the Lord has prepared a sacrifice, and He has set apart [for His use] those who have accepted His invitation.

Matthew 3:2

And saying, Repent ( think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Matthew 10:6-7

But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Matthew 21:34

When the fruit season drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his [share of the] fruit.

Matthew 23:37

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, murdering the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a mother fowl gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused!

Mark 6:7-11

And He called to Him the Twelve [apostles] and began to send them out [as His ambassadors] two by two and gave them authority and power over the unclean spirits.

Luke 9:1-6

Then Jesus called together the Twelve [apostles] and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases,

Luke 13:34

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who continue to kill the prophets and to stone those who are sent to you! How often I have desired and yearned to gather your children together [around Me], as a hen [gathers] her young under her wings, but you would not!

Luke 14:15-17

When one of those who reclined [at the table] with Him heard this, he said to Him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!

Luke 15:28

But [the elder brother] was angry [with deep-seated wrath] and resolved not to go in. Then his father came out and began to plead with him,

Luke 19:27

[The indignant king ended by saying] But as for these enemies of mine who did not want me to reign over them -- "bring them here and slaughter them in my presence!

John 5:40

And still you are not willing [but refuse] to come to Me, so that you might have life.

Acts 13:45

But when the Jews saw the crowds, filled with envy and jealousy they contradicted what was said by Paul and talked abusively [reviling and slandering him].

Romans 10:21

But of Israel he says, All day long I have stretched out My hands to a people unyielding and disobedient and self-willed [to a faultfinding, contrary, and contradicting people].

Hebrews 12:25

So see to it that you do not reject Him or refuse to listen to and heed Him Who is speaking [to you now]. For if they [the Israelites] did not escape when they refused to listen and heed Him Who warned and divinely instructed them [here] on earth [revealing with heavenly warnings His will], how much less shall we escape if we reject and turn our backs on Him Who cautions and admonishes [us] from heaven?

Revelation 22:17

The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.

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