The king gave a great wedding banquet (Mt 22:2-22:2)

“The kingdom of heaven

May be compared

To a king

Who gave a wedding banquet

For his son.”


Ὡμοιώθη ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ, ὅστις ἐποίησεν γάμους τῷ υἱῷ αὐτοῦ.


This is somewhat similar to Luke, chapter 14:16, where it was “someone” and not “a king” who was giving a great dinner.  Thus, Jesus, via Matthew, compared the kingdom of heaven (Ὡμοιώθη ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν) to this male king (ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ) who had prepared a great wedding banquet for his son (ὅστις ἐποίησεν γάμους τῷ υἱῷ αὐτοῦ).  This is an obvious allusion to the king, God the Father, giving a wedding banquet feast for his son, Jesus.