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Matthew 22:4

    Matthew 22:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatted calves are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Again he sent out other servants, with orders to say to the guests, See, I have made ready my feast: my oxen and my fat beasts have been put to death, and all things are ready: come to the feast.

    Webster's Revision

    Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.

    World English Bible

    Again he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.

    Definitions for Matthew 22:4

    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 22:4

    Fatlings - Τα σιτιϚα Properly, fatted rams, or wethers. 2 Samuel 6:13; 1 Chronicles 15:26.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:4

    Other servants - Who might press it on their attention. So God repeats his message to sinners when they reject it.

    My dinner - This word literally denotes the meal taken about noon. It is also taken for a meal in general. As marriages were, among Eastern nations, in the evening, it refers here to a meal taken at that time.

    Fatlings - This word does not refer to any particular species of animals. It denotes any fat animals. As oxen are also mentioned, however, it refers here, probably, to lambs or calves, 2 Samuel 6:13; 1 Chronicles 15:26.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:4

    22:4 Fatlings - Fatted beasts and fowls.