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14:1-4 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the
chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath
day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before
him which had the dropsy.
answering spake unto the lawyers
and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? And
they held their peace. And he took him and healed him and let him go;
14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an
ox fallen into a pit and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath
14:6 And they could not answer him again to these things.
14:7 And he put forth a parable
to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief
rooms, saying unto them,
14:8 When you are bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the
highest room, lest a more honourable man than you be bidden of him;
14:9 And he that bade.(bid
you; invited you).you and him
come and say to thee, Give this man place and you begin with shame to take
the lowest room.
14:10 But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room,
that when he that bade you comes, he may say unto you, Friend, go up higher.
Then you have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with you..(in
other words, don't jack yourself up; be humble)
14:11 For whosoever exalts himself shall be abased and he that humbles
himself shall be exalted.
14:12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner
or a supper call not your friends nor your brethren, neither your kinsmen
nor your rich neighbours, lest they also bid you again and a recompence
be made you..(in
other words, don't be looking for approbation)
14:13 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame,
14:14 And you shall be blessed, for they cannot recompense you. For
you shall be recompensed at the
resurrection of the just.
14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things,
he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of
14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper
and bade many.
14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that
were bidden, Come, for all things are now ready.
14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The
first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground and I must needs go
and see it. I pray thee have me excused.
14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen and
I go to prove them.(see
about their endurance).
I pray you, have me excused.
14:20 And another said, I have married a wife and therefore
I cannot come.
14:21 So that servant came and shewed his lord these things.
Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly
into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in hither the poor and
the maimed and the halt and the blind.
14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded
and yet there is room.
14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways
and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were
bidden shall taste of my supper.
14:25 And there went great multitudes with him. And he turned
and said unto them,
14:26 If any man come to me and hate not his father and mother
and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also,
he cannot be my disciple..(?)
14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after me,
cannot be my disciple.
14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not
down first and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation and is not
able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
14:30 Saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.
14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king,
sitteth not down first and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand
to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends
an ambassage and desires conditions of peace.
14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsakes
not all that he has, he cannot be my disciple.
14:34 Salt is good, but if the salt have lost his savour.(that
is, what it is that makes salt what salt is with its particular
taste), wherewith shall it be seasoned?.(what
good is it then as salt?)
14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill;
but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.