Luke 14


Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

And it came to pass in his coming into a certain house of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat bread, that they were closely watching him. And behold, a certain man was dropsical before him. And responding Jesus spoke to the legal experts and Pharisees, saying, Is it allowed [2on the Sabbath 1to cure]? But they were still. And taking hold, he healed him, and dismissed him. And responding to them, he said, Which of you having a donkey or ox [2into 3a well 1that falls], and not immediately will pull him up on the day of the Sabbath? And they were not able to answer to him as to these things.

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

And he spoke to the ones being invited a parable, giving heed how [2the 3first places 1they chose], saying to them, Whenever you should be invited by anyone to wedding feasts, you should not lie down in the first place, lest at any time a more important one than you might be invited by him; and having come, the one [2you 3and 4him 1having invited] shall say to you, Give place to this one! and then you begin with shame [2the 3last 4place 1to take]. 10 But whenever you should be invited, having gone, recline in the last place, that whenever [4should come 1the one 2having invited 3you], he should say to you, O friend, ascend higher! Then there will be glory to you in the presence of the ones reclining together with you. 11 For every one exalting himself shall be humbled; and the one humbling himself shall be exalted. 12 And he said also to the one having invited him, Whenever you should make a dinner or supper, do not call your friends, nor your brethren, nor your relatives, nor [2neighbors 1rich]! lest at any time also they invite you in return, and there should be a recompense to you. 13 But whenever you make a banquet, call the poor, maimed, lame, blind! 14 And blessed you will be, for they do not have anything to recompense to you; for it shall be recompensed to you in the resurrection of the just.

The Parable of the Great Supper

15 And having heard, a certain one of the ones reclining together with these, said to him, Blessed is the one who shall eat dinner in the kingdom of God. 16 And he said to him, A certain man made [2supper 1a great], and invited many. 17 And he sent his servant at the hour of the supper, to say to the ones being invited, Come! for already [2is prepared 1all]. 18 And they began by one to ask pardon -- all of them. The first said to him, [2a field 1I bought], and I have a necessity to go forth and to see it; I ask you, Have me pardoned! 19 And another said, [3teams 4of oxen 1I bought 2five], and I go to try them; I ask you, Have me pardoned! 20 And another said, [2a wife 1I married], and on account of this I am not able to come. 21 And [2having come 1that servant], reported to his master these things. Then being provoked to anger, the master of the house said to his servant, Go forth quickly into the squares and streets of the city, and the poor and maimed and lame and blind bring here! 22 And [3said 1the 2servant], O master, it has taken place as you ordered, and still there is place. 23 And [3said 1the 2master] to the servant, Go forth into the ways and fences, and compel them to enter! that [2should be filled 1my house]. 24 For I say to you that, Not one of those men, of the ones having been invited, shall taste of my supper.

Cost of Discipleship

25 And going with him [2multitudes 1were great]; and having turned he said to them, 26 If anyone comes to me, and does not detest his father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and still also his own life, he is not able [2my 3disciple 1to be]. 27 And whosoever does not bear his cross, and come after me, is not able to be my disciple. 28 For who of you wanting [2a tower 1to build], not having first sat down to tally the expense, sees if he has the things for completion? 29 that lest at any time having set its foundation, and not being able to complete it, all the ones viewing should begin to mock him, 30 saying that, This man began to build, and was not able to complete. 31 Or what king going to engage with another king in war, does not sit first to consult if he is able with ten thousand to meet the one with twenty thousand coming against him? 32 But if not, still [3at a distance 1of his 2being], [2an embassy 1having sent], he asks the terms for peace. 33 So then, every one of you who does not send away to all the things he himself possesses, is not able to be my disciple. 34 [2is good 1Salt], but if the salt should become insipid, by what means shall it be seasoned? 35 Neither for earth, nor for manure is it fit, but outside they throw it. The one having ears to hear let him hear!
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