14:16 But Jesus said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many guests.
14:17 At the time for the banquet he sent his slave to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, because everything is now ready.’
14:18 But one after another they all began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please excuse me.’
14:19 Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going out to examine them. Please excuse me.’
14:20 Another said, ‘I just got married, and I cannot come.’
14:21 So the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the master of the household was furious and said to his slave, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’
14:22 Then the slave said, ‘Sir, what you instructed has been done, and there is still room.’
14:23 So the master said to his slave, ‘Go out to the highways and country roads and urge people to come in, so that my house will be filled.
14:24 For I tell you, not one of those individuals who were invited will taste my banquet!’”