“The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,”
King James Version (KJV)
22:2 A king, who made a marriage feast for his son - So did God, when he brought his first - begotten into the world.
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).