Matthew 22:2

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 22:2

The Kingdome of heauen is like vnto a certaine King, which made a marriage for his sonne,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
- American Standard Version (1901)

The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a feast when his son was married,
- Basic English Bible

The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made a wedding feast for his son,
- Darby Bible

The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, who made a marriage for his son,
- Webster's Bible

The Kingdom of the Heavens, He said, "may be compared to a king who celebrated the marriage of his son,
- Weymouth Bible

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
- World English Bible

and seide, The kyngdom of heuenes is maad lijk to a kyng that made weddyngis to his sone.
- Wycliffe Bible

`The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 22:2

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 22:2


22:2 A king, who made a marriage feast for his son - So did God, when he brought his first - begotten into the world.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 22:2


Mt 22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king. Its relation to the Jews and Gentiles is likened unto a king which made a marriage for his son. Rendered "marriage feast" in the Revised Version. The scenery of this parable is drawn from the Oriental marriage feast, which assumed a much more important place in the ceremony of marriage than it does in our times. See the wedding feast at Cana, in Joh 2:1-11. The betrothal usually took place many months before, but the marriage rite was consummated by bringing the bride to the home of the bridegroom, and the occasion was celebrated by a feast, to which many were invited. In the parable the King is God, the Son our Lord, the bride is his church, those first invited are the Jews, those invited later are all mankind, the marriage feast is when the Lamb's Bride is taken home to the Father's house, the day named in Revelation, the day of judgment and reward (Re 19:7-9).

Discussion for Matthew 22:2

  • Fred on Matthew 22:2
    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.
  • Bill on Matthew 22:2
    From the parallel text in Luke 14 16 24 we learn that this wedding is, more specifically, the wedding supper, or feast, which precedes the actual wedding. It is equated with the Marriage Supper of the Lamb in Rev. 19 7 9, which inaugurates the Millennial kingdom. Cr. James Hollandsworth Kingdom Preparation The Wedding Garment


 

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