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Matthew 22:9

    Matthew 22:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find, bid to the marriage.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Go then to the cross-roads, and get all those whom you see to come to the bride-feast.

    Webster's Revision

    Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.

    World English Bible

    Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage feast.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 22:9

    Go ye therefore into the highways - Διεξοδους των οδων, cross or by-paths; the places where two or more roads met in one, leading into the city, where people were coming together from various quarters of the country. St. Luke adds hedges, to point out the people to whom the apostles were sent, as either miserable vagabonds, or the most indigent poor, who were wandering about the country, or sitting by the sides of the ways and hedges, imploring relief. This verse points out the final rejection of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles. It was a custom among the Jews, when a rich man made a feast, to go out and invite in all destitute travelers. See in Rab. Beracoth, fol. 43.

    As many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage - God sends his salvation to every soul, that all may believe and be saved.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 22:9

    The highways - Literally, the "exit" or "going out" of the "paths or roads." It means the square or principal street, into which a number of smaller streets enter; a place, therefore, of confluence, where many persons would be seen, and persons of all descriptions. By this is represented the offering of the gospel to the Gentiles. They were commonly regarded among the Jews as living in highways and hedges cast out and despised.