nkjv@Matthew:22:1 @ And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:
nkjv@Matthew:22:2 @ "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,
nkjv@Matthew:22:3 @ and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.
nkjv@Matthew:22:4 @ Again, he sent out other servants, saying, "Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding."'
nkjv@Matthew:22:5 @ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.
nkjv@Matthew:22:6 @ And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.
nkjv@Matthew:22:7 @ But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
nkjv@Matthew:22:8 @ Then he said to his servants, "The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
nkjv@Matthew:22:9 @ Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.'
nkjv@Matthew:22:10 @ So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
nkjv@Matthew:22:11 @ "But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.
nkjv@Matthew:22:12 @ So he said to him, "Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.
nkjv@Matthew:22:13 @ Then the king said to the servants, "Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
nkjv@Matthew:22:14 @ "For many are called, but few are chosen."