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Matthew 22:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, who made a marriage for his son,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The kingdom of the heavens has become like a king who made a wedding feast for his son,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man, a king,—who made a marriage-feast for his son;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'The reign of the heavens was likened to a man, a king, who made marriage-feasts for his son,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The kingdom of heaven is likened to a king who made a marriage for his son.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The Kingdome of heauen is like vnto a certaine King, which made a marriage for his sonne,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— The kingdom of heaven resembles a royal person who made a feast to his son;
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— The kingdom of heaven is like to a royal person, who made a feast for his son.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
kingdom 932
{0932} Prime
βασιλεία
basileia
{bas-il-i'-ah}
From G0935; properly royalty, that is, (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively).
of heaven 3772
{3772} Prime
οὐρανός
ouranos
{oo-ran-os'}
Perhaps from the same as G3735 (through the idea of elevation); the sky; by extension heaven (as the abode of God); by implication happiness, power, eternity; specifically the Gospel (Christianity).
is like y3666
[3666] Standard
ὁμοιόω
homoioo
{hom-oy-o'-o}
From G3664; to assimilate, that is, compare; passively to become similar.
z5681
<5681> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 602
unto x3666
(3666) Complement
ὁμοιόω
homoioo
{hom-oy-o'-o}
From G3664; to assimilate, that is, compare; passively to become similar.
a certain y444
[0444] Standard
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
king, 935
{0935} Prime
βασιλεύς
basileus
{bas-il-yooce'}
Probably from G0939 (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively or figuratively).
x444
(0444) Complement
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
which 3748
{3748} Prime
ὅστις
hostis
{hos'-tis}
From G3739 and G5100; which some, that is, any that; also (definitely) which same.
made 4160
{4160} Prime
ποιέω
poieo
{poy-eh'-o}
Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct).
z5656
<5656> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 2319
a marriage 1062
{1062} Prime
γάμος
gamos
{gam'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; nuptials.
for his y846
[0846] Standard
αὐτός
autos
{ow-tos'}
From the particle αὖ [[au]] (perhaps akin to the base of G0109 through the idea of a baffling wind; backward); the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the compound of G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons.
x848
(0848) Complement
αὑτοῦ
hautou
{how-too'}
Contraction for G1438; self (in some oblique case or reflexive relation).
son, 5207
{5207} Prime
υἱός
huios
{hwee-os'}
Apparently a primary word; a 'son' (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figurative kinship.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Matthew 22:2

_ _ The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son — “In this parable,” as Trench admirably remarks, “we see how the Lord is revealing Himself in ever clearer light as the central Person of the kingdom, giving here a far plainer hint than in the last parable of the nobility of His descent. There He was indeed the Son, the only and beloved one (Mark 12:6), of the Householder; but here His race is royal, and He appears as Himself at once the King and the King’s Son (Psalms 72:1). The last was a parable of the Old Testament history; and Christ is rather the last and greatest of the line of its prophets and teachers than the founder of a new kingdom. In that, God appears demanding something from men; in this, a parable of grace, God appears more as giving something to them. Thus, as often, the two complete each other: this taking up the matter where the other left it.” The “marriage” of Jehovah to His people Israel was familiar to Jewish ears; and in Psalms 45:1-17 this marriage is seen consummated in the Person of Messiah “THE KING,” Himself addressed as “GOD” and yet as anointed by “HIS GOD” with the oil of gladness above His fellows. These apparent contradictions (see on Luke 20:41-44) are resolved in this parable; and Jesus, in claiming to be this King’s Son, serves Himself Heir to all that the prophets and sweet singers of Israel held forth as to Jehovah’s ineffably near and endearing union to His people. But observe carefully, that THE BRIDE does not come into view in this parable; its design being to teach certain truths under the figure of guests at a wedding feast, and the want of a wedding garment, which would not have harmonized with the introduction of the Bride.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Matthew 22:1-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Matthew 22:2

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
kingdom:

Matthew 13:24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
Matthew 13:31-33 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: ... Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Matthew 13:44-47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. ... Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Matthew 25:1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
Matthew 25:14 For [the kingdom of heaven is] as a man travelling into a far country, [who] called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

which:

Matthew 25:1-13 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. ... Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Psalms 45:10-16 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; ... Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
John 3:29-30 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. ... He must increase, but I [must] decrease.
2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.
Ephesians 5:24-32 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing. ... This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Revelation 19:7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. ... And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
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Ps 45:10. Mt 13:24, 31, 44; 25:1, 14. Jn 3:29. 2Co 11:2. Ep 5:24. Rv 19:7.

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