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Matthew 22:8

    Matthew 22:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he said to his servants, The feast is ready but the guests were not good enough.

    Webster's Revision

    Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy.

    World English Bible

    "Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited weren't worthy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 22:8

    Were not worthy - Because they made light of it, and would not come; preferring earthly things to heavenly blessings. Among the Mohammedans, refusal to come to a marriage feast, when invited, is considered a breach of the law of God. Hedayah, vol. iv. p. 91. Any one that shall be invited to a dinner, and does not accept the invitation, disobeys God, and his messenger: and any one who comes uninvited, you may say is a thief, and returns a plunderer. - Mischat ul Mesabih. It was probably considered in this light among all the oriental nations. This observation is necessary, in order to point out more forcibly the iniquity of the refusal mentioned in the text. A man may be said to be worthy of, or fit for, this marriage feast, when, feeling his wretchedness and misery, he comes to God in the way appointed, to get an entrance into the holiest, by the blood of Jesus.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 22:8

    22:8 Go into the highways - The word properly signifies, the by - ways, or turnings of the road.