Chapter 119



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(1 Tim 2:3,4)  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.


(Mat 20:1-7)  For the kingdom of heaven [is the kingdom of God: Mat 19:23,24] is like unto a man that is an householder [Gk: master of the house], which went out early in the morning [about 6am] to hire labourers [Gk: a toiler; fig. a teacher: worker (-men)] into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day [the average wage for a day’s labor], he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour [9am], and saw others standing idle [Gk: inactive, i.e. unemployed; (by impl.) lazy, useless:--barren, idle, slow] in the marketplace [Gk: the town-square (as a place of public resort)], And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right [Gk: innocent, holy:--just, meet, righteous] I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth [noon] and ninth hour [3pm], and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour [5pm] he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

1.      (Mat 19:23,24)  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.


(Mat 20:8-10)  So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.


(Mat 20:11-16)  And when they had received it, they murmured [Gk: grumbled] against the goodman of the house, Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called [Gk: invited], but few chosen [Gk: selected: elected].



(Mat 22:1-7)  And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his [Jewish] servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come [disobedience]. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully [Gk: violently], and slew them. (Mat 22:7)  But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth [Gk: provoked, enraged: angry]: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers [i.e., guilty of murdering Jesus on the cross], and burned up their city [Jerusalem in 70 A.D.].


(Mat 22:8-14)  Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy [the Old Testament Jews]. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find [of the Gentiles], bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good [for all that willingly receive Jesus Christ into their heart shall be forgiven]: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment [an appropriate covering, which is…?]: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless [Why?]. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot [symbolically, his work and his walk], and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called [Gk: invited], but few are chosen [Gk: selected: elected].