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Luke 14:16

    Luke 14:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said he to him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But he said unto him, A certain man made a great supper; and he bade many:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to them, A certain man gave a great feast, and sent word of it to a number of people.

    Webster's Revision

    But he said unto him, A certain man made a great supper; and he bade many:

    World English Bible

    But he said to him, "A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But he said unto him, A certain man made a great supper; and he bade many:

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 14:16

    A certain man made a great supper, etc. - See a similar parable to this, though not spoken on the same occasion, explained, Matthew 22:1-14 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 14:16

    A great supper - Or great feast. It is said to be "great" on account of the number who were invited.

    Bade many - Invited many beforehand. There is little difficulty in understanding this parable. The man who made the supper is, without doubt, designed to represent God; the supper, the provisions which he has made for the salvation of people; and the invitation, the offers which he made to people, particularly to the Jews, of salvation. See a similar parable explained in the notes at Matthew 22:1-14.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 14:16

    14:16 Then said he - Continuing the allusion. A certain man made a great supper - As if he had said, All men are not sensible of this happiness. Many might have a part in it, and will not.