'Invited' in the Bible
and sent his servants to call the invited guests to the wedding, but they were unwilling to come.
"Again he sent other servants with a message to those who were invited. "'My breakfast is now ready," he said, 'my bullocks and fat cattle are killed, and every preparation is made: come to the wedding.'
Then he said to his servants, "'The wedding banquet is ready, but those who were invited were unworthy of it.
Now one of the Pharisees repeatedly invited Him to a meal at his house; so He entered the house and reclined at the table.
When He had thus spoken, a Pharisee invited Him to breakfast at his house; so He entered and took His place at table.
Then, when He noticed that the invited guests chose the best seats, He used this as an illustration and said to them,
and the man who invited you both will come and will say to you, 'Make room for this guest,' and then you, ashamed, will move to the lowest place.
On the contrary, when you are invited go and take the lowest place, that when your host comes round he may say to you, 'My friend, come up higher.' This will be doing you honour in the presence of all the other guests.
Also to His host, who had invited Him, He said, "When you give a breakfast or a dinner, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich neighbours, lest perhaps they should invite you in return and a requital be made you.
"A man once gave a great dinner," replied Jesus, "to which he invited a large number of guests.
At dinner-time he sent his servant to announce to those who had been invited, "'Come, for things are now ready.'
For I tell you that not one of those who were invited shall taste my dinner.'"
The next day, having decided to leave Bethany and go into Galilee, Jesus found Philip, and invited him to follow Him.
and Jesus also was invited and His disciples.
Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his family, numbering seventy-five persons, to come to him,
"Why, how can I," replied the eunuch, "unless some one explains it to me?" And he earnestly invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
Upon hearing this, Peter invited them in, and gave them a lodging. The next day he set out with them, some of the brethren from Jaffa going with him,
and the day after that they reached Caesarea. There Cornelius was awaiting their arrival, and had invited all his relatives and intimate friends to be present.
Here we found brethren, who invited us to remain with them for a week; and so we reached Rome.
After one complete day he invited the leading men among the Jews to meet him; and, when they were come together, he said to them, "As for me, brethren, although I had done nothing prejudicial to our people or contrary to the customs of our forefathers, I was handed over as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the power of the Romans.
For these reasons, then, I have invited you here, that I might see you and speak to you; for it is for the sake of Him who is the hope of Israel that this chain hangs upon me."