I have married a wife (Lk 14:20-14:20)

“Another said.

‘I have just

Been married.

Therefore,

I cannot come.’”

 

καὶ ἕτερος εἶπεν Γυναῖκα ἔγημα, καὶ διὰ τοῦτο οὐ δύναμαι ἐλθεῖν.

 

Luke uniquely continued with another excuse.  Jesus said that another person told the slave (καὶ ἕτερος εἶπεν) that he had just been married (Γυναῖκα ἔγημα).  He had a new wife.  Therefore, because of his new wife (καὶ διὰ τοῦτο). he was not able to come to the feast (οὐ δύναμαι ἐλθεῖν).  This man did not ask to be politely excused, like the earlier two men.  Maybe, he thought that this was a good excuse.  Would you go to a wedding dining feast if you were just married?