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The Marriage of the King's Son

Jesus told them another parable:

The kingdom of heaven is like a marriage feast that a king made for his son.

He sent his servant out to call all of those who had received an invitation, to tell them that it was time to come to the feast.

But the invited guests made light of it, and they ridiculed the servants and beat them and killed them.

The king became very angry and sent out his army to destroy the murderers and burn down their cities.

He told his servants that the marriage feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come. He said:

Go into the highways and the byways and tell everyone you find to come and be my guest at the marriage feast.

The servants went out and they found both good and bad, and all were invited and came to the wedding feast.

But when the king entered into the wedding hall, he saw one guest who did not have on a wedding garment. He said to him:

Friend, how did you get here without a wedding garment?

The man was speechless.

The king said to his servants, Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

For many are called, but few are chosen.