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Matthew 22:2
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"(a)The kingdom of heaven [a]may be compared to [b]a king who [c]gave a (b)wedding feast for his son.
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Matthew 22:3
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And he (c)sent 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 22:4
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Again he (d)sent out other slaves saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."'
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Matthew 22:5
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But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own [d]farm, another to his business,
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Matthew 22:6
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and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.
Matthew 22:7
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But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.
Matthew 22:8
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Then he *said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
Matthew 22:9
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Go therefore to (e)the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.'
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Matthew 22:10
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Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with [e]dinner guests.
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Matthew 22:11
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"But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw (f)a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes,
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Matthew 22:12
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and he *said to him, ‘(g)Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man was speechless.
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Matthew 22:13
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Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into (h)the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
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