The Parable Of The Wedding Feast, Parable Of The Great Banquet, Parable Of The Wedding Banquet, Parable Of The Wedding Garment, Parable Of The Great Feast or Supper

The Parable Of The Wedding Feast, The Parable Of The Great Banquet, The Parable Of The Wedding Banquet, The Parable Of The Great Feast, The Parable Of The Marriage Feast, The Parable Of The Marriage Of The King’s Son, The Parable Of The Marriage Supper, The Parable Of The Great Supper, The Parable Of The Wedding, The Parable Of The Wedding Garment, The Parable Of The Wedding Guests. The Parable Of The Marriage Feast is in Matthew & Luke. The Parable Of The Wedding Feast is also known as The Parable Of The Great Banquet, Parable Of The Great Feast, Parable Of The Wedding Banquet. The Parable Of The Wedding Feast includes The Parable Of The Wedding Garment. Other names are Parable Of The Banquet, Parable Of The Feast, Parable Of The Wedding.

This Parable is multi-faceted, to say the least. It is extremely thought provoking.
( Please scroll down to see The Parable Bible Verses, Plus more notes & details).
The Parable Of The Wedding Feast is Found in Matthew and Luke. Please find below:
The Parable Of The Wedding Feast/Great Banquet/ Great Feast/Wedding Garment.
These intertwined Parables teach us so many lessons, including Humility, How to treat people, Consequences of accepting or rejecting God’s invitation, Being Prepared, The Cost of Discipleship, and much more.

May God’s Holy Spirit grant us wisdom and understanding as we read. Amen.
Please see more below.

Parable Of The Wedding/Banquet #1 – Matthew 22: 1-14
English Standard Version (ESV)
[Please keep reading for The Parable Of The Wedding Garment, The Great Banquet, etc.]

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,

The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.

Again he sent other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”

But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

Then he said to his servants, The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.

And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

[The Parable Of The Wedding Garment Begins Here – Matthew 22:11- 14]
But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

For many are called, but few are chosen.


Parable Of The Wedding/Banquet #2 – Luke 14:7-11
[This Parable Of The Wedding Feast Teaches An Important Lesson on Humility. Keep Reading For More on The Parable Of The Great Banquet. These Parables are all intertwined.]
English Standard Version (ESV)

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.

But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.


Parable Of The Wedding/Banquet #3 – Luke 14:12-15

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Parable of the Great Banquet

He said also to the man who had invited him, When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid.

But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!


Parable Of The Wedding/Banquet #4: Luke 14:16-24

[The Parable Of The Great Banquet]

English Standard Version (ESV)

But he said to him, A man once gave a great banquet and invited many.

And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, Come, for everything is now ready. But they all alike began to make excuses.

The first said to him, I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it.
Please have me excused.

And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them.
Please have me excused.

And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

So the servant came and reported these things to his master.

Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.

And the servant said, Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room. And the master said to the servant, Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.


Allow me to share the scriptures that come right after The Parable Of The Banquet in Luke:

Luke 14:25-35 – English Standard Version – ESV

The Cost of Discipleship

Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them,
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.

Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.

So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

Salt Without Taste Is Worthless
Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored?

It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away.

He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

May God continually grant us wisdom, understanding and insight as we read. Amen!

Thanks for reading, Dear Friends – Have a wonderfully blessed, stress-free, productive, and joyful day!
Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~

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