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 22:14

  • "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.
  • Bill koiatu for verse 14
    I want to know,why is many are called but few are chose.
  • Im very inspired by this verse,it has given new hope to believe the ones chosen is different to the world.
  • the chosen ones are those who thirst for righteousness and strike to maintan holiness,God chose David because he was always asking for forgivness of his sins, but God hardened pharoa's heart because he was stubborn,so he was not chosen,u can decide to be a chosen or not,but God do not want any soul to perish!
  • Stephane ponou for verse 14
    I believe that everybody is called to be chosen. Only those who respond to the calling become the chosen ones.
  • Ekeneani's comment is most worthy to consider as a wonderful translation of the 'Parable of the Marriage/Wedding.' Since we are mere mortals, we must read, and read again what our Lord is saying in His words. Amen!

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