Mattithyahu (Matthew) 22:1-14

 Matthew 22:1-14

1  And יהושע responded and spoke to them again by parables and said,

2  "The reign of the shamayim is like a man, a sovereign, who made a wedding feast for his son,

3  and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast. But they would not come.

4  "Again he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Say to those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner. My oxen and fattened cattle are slaughtered, and all is ready. Come to the wedding feast." '

5  "But they disregarded it and went their way - this one to his field, that one to his trade.

6  "And the rest, having seized his servants, insulted and killed them.

7  "But when the sovereign heard, he was wroth, and sent out his soldiers, destroyed those murderers, and put their city on fire.

8  "Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast, indeed, is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.

9  ‘Therefore go into the street corners, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding feast.'

10  "And those servants went out into the street corners and gathered all whom they found, both wicked and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11  "And when the sovereign came in to view the guests, he saw there a man who had not put on a wedding garment,

12  and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not having a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.

13  "Then the sovereign said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him out into the outer darkness - there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

14  "For many are called, but few are chosen."