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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

  • 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.
  • George B Duran
    "The ONE COSMIC LAW explained." Through CHRIST we receive the Love required to willingly serve the LIGHT with all of that which we have received from God -mind, soul and body. 'Acknowledging the Omnipresent Good'
    44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? pls i need clarification.
  • I must comment on Anthony Smith assumption of Jesus being God in the flesh. First of all when the angel anounced the Mary about having her first child, he proclaimed what the name of the child would be and who the father was. Jesus and Son of the most high. Luke 1:31,32. Second, no one has seen God at anytime as a human. Jn.1:18. Jesus has seen the Father, but not in his freshly state. Jn.17:5. The best that Jesus 's disciples could do when they wanted to see the Father was right in front of them, Jesus, Gods representative. Remember, God is spirit.
  • "The reason why sinners come not to Christ and salvation by him, is, not because they cannot, but because they will not. " Mankind can not come to Christ and will not only because they were never chosen before the foundation of the world. No man can ever chose God ... God beforehand choose His elect period.

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