'Banquet' in the Bible
So he prepared a banquet for them, and they ate and drank.
Samuel took Saul and his attendant, brought them to the banquet hall, and gave them a place at the head of the 30 or so men who had been invited.
When Abner and 20 men came to David at Hebron, David held a banquet for him and his men.
At the end of this time, the king held a week-long banquet in the garden courtyard of the royal palace for all the people, from the greatest to the least, who were present in the fortress of Susa.
The king held a great banquet for all his officials and staff. It was Esther’s banquet. He freed his provinces from tax payments and gave gifts worthy of the king’s bounty.
“If it pleases the king,” Esther replied, “may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for them.”
The king commanded, “Hurry, and get Haman so we can do as Esther has requested.” So the king and Haman went to the banquet Esther had prepared.
If the king approves of me and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and perform my request, may the king and Haman come to the banquet I will prepare for them. Tomorrow I will do what the king has asked.”
“What’s more,” Haman added, “Queen Esther invited no one but me to join the king at the banquet she had prepared. I am invited again tomorrow to join her with the king.
His wife Zeresh and all his friends told him, “Have them build a gallows 75 feet high. Ask the king in the morning to hang Mordecai on it. Then go to the banquet with the king and enjoy yourself.” The advice pleased Haman, so he had the gallows constructed.
While they were still speaking with him, the eunuchs of the king arrived and rushed Haman to the banquet Esther had prepared.
He brought me to the banquet hall,and he looked on me with love.
Because of the outcry of the king and his nobles, the queen came to the banquet hall. “May the king live forever,” she said. “Don’t let your thoughts terrify you or your face be pale.
“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.
He sent out his slaves to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn’t want to come.
Again, he sent out other slaves, and said, ‘Tell those who are invited: Look, I’ve prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
“Then he told his slaves, ‘The banquet is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
Therefore go to where the roads exit the city and invite everyone you find to the banquet.’
So those slaves went out on the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding banquet was filled with guests.
“When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.
Now an opportune time came on his birthday, when Herod gave a banquet for his nobles, military commanders, and the leading men of Galilee.
Then Levi hosted a grand banquet for Him at his house. Now there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were guests with them.
You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once.
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don’t recline at the best place, because a more distinguished person than you may have been invited by your host.
On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind.
Then He told him: “A man was giving a large banquet and invited many.
At the time of the banquet, he sent his slave to tell those who were invited, ‘Come, because everything is now ready.’