Luke 14:16

“Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said hee vnto him, A certaine man made a great supper, and bade many:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But He said to him, "A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he said unto him, A certain man made a great supper; and he bade many:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, A certain man gave a great feast, and sent word of it to a number of people.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many.
- Darby Bible

Then said he to him, A certain man made a great supper, and invited many:
- Webster's Bible

A man once gave a great dinner, replied Jesus, "to which he invited a large number of guests.
- Weymouth Bible

But he said to him, "A certain man made a great supper, and he invited many people.
- World English Bible

And he seide to hym, A man made a greet soper, and clepide many.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said to him, `A certain man made a great supper, and called many,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 14:16


14:16 Then said he - Continuing the allusion. A certain man made a great supper - As if he had said, All men are not sensible of this happiness. Many might have a part in it, and will not.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 14:16


Lu 14:16 A certain man gave a great supper. This parable was spoken in reply to the remark in Lu 14:15, and shows that the world is not ready to "eat bread in the kingdom of God". Compare Mt 22:1-14.

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