Parable of the Wedding Feast
The Parable of the Wedding Feast is one of the parables of Jesus and appears in the New Testament in Luke 14:7-14. It is only found in the Gospel of Luke and directly precedes the Parable of the Great Banquet in Luke 14:15-24. The parallel passage to Luke's Parable of the Great Banquet is set as a wedding feast Matthew 22:1-14. 
Jesus always made his parables relatable to the layman. A wedding, in the days of the Jews, was a very sacred and joyous thing. Some even lasted up to or more than a week. When Jesus told this parable, many people were able to understand the picture he was trying to create because he used a Jewish Wedding as the setting of the story.
The parallel passage is Matthew 22:1-14. The Luke passage is list of do’s and don’ts and but the passage in Matthew is an actual parable about a king and his son’s wedding. It differs from the passage in Luke but it goes hand-in-hand.
In the passage in Matthew, Jesus is telling a story about a king who is planning a wedding for his son. The king sends out his servants to invite the people that the king wants at the wedding. For the sake of this parable, the people refuse the kings invitation. Some make fun of the invitation, and others get extreme and kill the servants that the king sent out. Outraged, the king sends his armies to destroy the murderers and their cities. However, the king still wants people to attend his son’s wedding. So he sends his servants out once more, and this time tells his servants to invite anyone and everyone. On the day of the wedding, the king sees one man who is not properly dressed. This angers the king, so he asks the man why he isn't dressed in wedding attire. The man is speechless. The king has the man thrown in a jail that is very dark and unpleasant.
- J. Dwight Pentecost, 1998 The parables of Jesus: lessons in life from the Master Teacher ISBN 0-8254-3458-0 pages 85-86
- Luke by Sharon H. Ringe 1995 ISBN 0-664-25259-1 page 195
- Aland, Kurt, ed. Synopsis of the Four Gospels: Completely Revised on the Basis of the Greek Text of the Nestle-Aland, 26th Edition, and Greek New Testament, 3rd Edition, English Edition. 1st ed. United Bible Societies, 1982. Print. pericope 216.
- Bauckham, Richard (Autumn 1996). "The Parable of the Royal Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14) and the Parable of the Lame Man and the Blind Man (Apocryphon of Ezekiel)". Journal of Biblical Literature. Vol. 115 (No. 3).
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