The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, which arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call them that were invited to the wedding. But they would not come. Again, he sent out some other servants, saying, “Tell those who are invited, ‘Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come to the wedding.” But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise, and the remaining took his servants, and treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard of it, he was enraged, and he sent out his troops, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
Then he said to his servants, “The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. You go then, into the highways, and as many as you shall find, invite to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together everyone, as many as they found, both bad and good. And the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on wedding clothes. And he said to him, “Friend, how did you come in here not having wedding clothes? And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, “Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and throw him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”