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Matthew 22:2–3

2 aThe kingdom of heaven 1may be compared to 2a king who 3gave a bwedding feast for his son.

3 And he asent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.

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Matthew 22:2–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servants to notify those who were invited. But they all refused to come!

Matthew 22:2–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding feast for his son. The king invited some people to the feast. When the feast was ready, the king sent his servants to tell the people, but they refused to come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the marriage feast: and they would not come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made a wedding feast for his son, and sent his bondmen to call the persons invited to the wedding feast, and they would not come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“The kingdom of heaven is like a king who planned a wedding for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the wedding, but they refused to come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent out his slaves to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn’t want to come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man—a king—who gave a wedding celebration for his son. And he sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the wedding celebration, and they did not want to come.

Matthew 22:2–3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

“Here is what the kingdom of heaven is like. A king prepared a wedding dinner for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the dinner. The servants told them to come. But they refused.