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

  • Steve morrow
    MATTHEW 22:29 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO THEM YOU DO ERR NOT KNOWING --- THE SCRIPTURES --- NOR THE POWER OF GOD PROVERBS 24:2 FOR THEIR HEART STUDIETH DESTRUCTION AND THEIR LIPS TALK OF MISCHIEF
  • Bruce
    Pete: That sounds good, but it don't work, Light doesn't mix with darkness. The greatest peacemaker of all walked on this planet and they hated it. He was the best of everything they could possibly have but they preferred darkness. Those born-again love automatically. If the world could, they still need a Savior. We are Heaven bound when washed Revelation 1:5/Matthew 3:11/2Corinthians 5:17
  • Bruce
    Yvonne:Fearful,unbelieving,abominable,murderers,whoremongers, sorcerers,idolaters and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone:which is the second death. Revelation21:8 No man can come to me except---John 6:44/--washed us from our sins in His own Blood,Revelation1:5/you will be Baptized with The Holy Ghost Matthew3:11/you will be changed 2Corinthians5:17
  • I AM
    The same deceivers who, in the sight of men, question the existence of the Christ now: they are of those who crucified the Christ then: and are the same devils who are grossly deceived in believing they will crucify the risen Christ yet again. What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
  • Steve morrow
    john 14:21 he that hath MY commandments and keepeth them he it is that loveth ME and he that loveth ME shall be loved of MY FATHER and I will love him and will manifest myself to him ------- 1 Corinthians 16:22 --IF--ANY MAN LOVE NOT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST LET HIM BE ANATHEMA MARANATHA ------- john 15:9 as the FATHER hath loved ME so have I loved you continue in MY love 15:10 --IF-- you keep MY commandments you shall abide in MY love even as I have kept MY FATHERS commandments and abide in HIS love 1 john 5:3 FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS
  • Yvonne
    "You make the law of God of none effect by your traditions Jesus healed a man on the sabbath day!!! And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. Mathew 5 The only law we have to keep is To Love the Lord our God and our neighbour as ourself doing so we embrace all the old commandments, but we are not succeeding in doing so, We cannot even love our enemies as Jesus told us to do, We have sooo little love and are looking for hairsplitting things to fight and make war with one another, because we have forgotten how to Love as Jesus told us and why He came on this earth to teach us . Loving one another as He has done in the name of His Father As soon as we start loving one another again, than there will be no more wars and fighting amongst one another, but I think that Jesus has to come a second time to teaches us again and then we have no more excuse than to obey!

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