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Matthew 22:1–10

THE PARABLE OF THE WEDDING BANQUET

22 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables: The kingdom of heavenf is like a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.g He sent his servants to summon those invited to the banquet,h but they didn’t want to come. Again, he sent out other servants and said, ‘Tell those who are invited: See, I’ve prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’i

But they paid no attention and went away, one to his own farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The kingD was enraged, and he sent out his troops, killed those murderers, and burned down their city.

Then he told his servants, ‘The banquet is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.j Go then to where the roads exit the city and invite everyone you find to the banquet.’k 10 So those servants went out on the roads and gathered everyone they found, both evil and good. The wedding banquetE was filled with guests.F

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