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Matthew 22:3

    Matthew 22:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:3

    And sent forth his servants - These represent the messengers that God has sent to invite people to his kingdom.

    To call them that were bidden - That is, to give notice to those who had before been invited that the feast was ready. It appears that there were two invitations - one considerably previous to the time of the feast, that they might have opportunity to prepare for it, and the other to give notice of the precise time when they were expected.

    The wedding - The marriage-feast. The same word in the original as in Matthew 22:2.

    They would not come - They might have come if they had chosen, but they would not. So all the difficulty that sinners ever labour under in regard to salvation is in the will. It is a fixed determination not to come and be saved. See the notes at John 5:45.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:3

    22:3 Them that were invited - Namely, the Jews.