Matthew 22:14

For many are called, but few are chosen.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For many are called, but few are chosen.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For many are called, but few {are} chosen."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For many are called, but few chosen.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For out of all to whom the good news has come, only a small number will get salvation.
- Basic English Bible

For many are called ones, but few chosen ones.
- Darby Bible

For many are called, but few are chosen.
- Webster's Bible

For there are many called, but few chosen.
- Weymouth Bible

For many are called, but few chosen."
- World English Bible

For many ben clepid, but fewe ben chosun.
- Wycliffe Bible

for many are called, and few chosen.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 22:14


22:14 Many are called; few chosen - Many hear; few believe. Yea, many are members of the visible, but few of the invisible Church. #Mt 20:16|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 22:14


Mt 22:14 For many are called, but few [are] chosen. "The many called" embrace all who hear the gospel; the whole Jewish nation, and the Gentiles of every land where the gospel is preached. The chosen are those who choose to accept.

Discussion for Matthew 22

  • Lu2677
    The man in v. 12 is not Satan;The king called him "friend".Satan is not "friend". The man is someone who was not chosen; he did not have a wedding garment; the wedding is Christ and his church. The context of who the man is, is v.12,13, 14. V.14 For many are called, but few are chosen". God may call someone to righteousness, but then not chose them, they will be cast into outer darkness;hell.
  • Jeremy Forson
    Jesus is the son of the king(God the Father).The marriage is between him and the Church(Eph5:25). The privileged people who refused the invitation to the wedding are the Israelites. The Father therefore invited both good and bad guests (gentiles and pagans) to the table of wisdom(Prov.9) The man who had no wedding garment is the devil, the accuser. He went there purposely to accuse the brothers.
  • Clara N. Offord
    Are You complaining, and offering no solution? Where is your Agape Love, God kind of Love?
  • Chuck
    read john1 Jesus GOD MANIFESTED IN THE FLESH JON 8-58 BEFORE ABRAHAM I AM THAT IS JESUS CHRIST
    THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA THE BEGINNING AND THE END.
    2ND COR5-21 FOR HE HATH MADE HIM TO BE SIN FOR US,WHO KNEW
    NO SIN:THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN HIM
    THAT IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST
  • MockingBird for verse 37
    To sum it up , I believe I am to Love my Lord God with every fiber of my being : No , if's , and's , or , but's .I am commanded. His commandments are not grevious. He adds no sorrow . All He wants is Good things for us : How can I not but love Him with every fiber of my being !!!!
  • it is a prophetic parable,describing the coming of the son of God to take his bride which ushers into marriage super of rev 19.God bless you all.

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