Luk 14:1 And it occurred, on His going into a house of one of the Pharisee leaders on a sabbath to eat bread, even they were closely observing Him.
Luk 14:2 And behold, a certain man was dropsical before Him.
Luk 14:3 And answering, Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, asking whether it is lawful to heal on the sabbath.
Luk 14:4 And they were silent. And taking the man, He cured him and let him go.
Luk 14:5 And answering to them He said, Whose ass or ox of yours shall fall into a pit, and he will not at once pull it up on the sabbath day?
Luk 14:6 And they were not able to reply to Him against these things.
Luk 14:7 And He spoke a parable to those who had been invited, noting how they were choosing out the chief seats, saying to them,
Luk 14:8 When you are invited by anyone to wedding feasts, do not recline at the chief seat lest one more honorable than you be invited by him,
Luk 14:9 and coming, he who invited you will say to you, Give this one place. And then you begin with shame to take the last place.
Luk 14:10 But when you are invited, going in, recline at the last place, so that when he who has invited you may come, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher. Then glory will be to you before those reclining with you.
Luk 14:11 For everyone exalting himself will be humbled, and the one humbling himself will be exalted.
Luk 14:12 And He also said to him who had invited Him, When you make a dinner or supper, do not call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also should invite you in return, and it become a repayment to you.
Luk 14:13 But when you make a banquet, call the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
Luk 14:14 and then you will be blessed, for they have nothing to repay you. For it will be repaid to you in the resurrection of the just.
Luk 14:15 And one of those reclining with Him, hearing these things, he said to Him, Blessed are those eating bread in the kingdom of God.
Luk 14:16 But He said to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many.
Luk 14:17 And he sent his slave at the supper hour to say to those who had been invited, Come, for now all is ready.
Luk 14:18 And all with one mind began to beg off. The first said to him, I have bought a field, and I have need to go out and see it; I ask you, have me excused.
Luk 14:19 And another said, I bought five yoke of oxen and I am going to try them out; I ask you, have me excused.
Luk 14:20 And another said, I married a wife, and for this reason I am not able to come.
Luk 14:21 And having come up that slave reported these things to his lord. Then being angry, the housemaster said to his slave, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and maimed and lame and blind ones.
Luk 14:22 And the slave said, Sir, it has been done as you ordered, and still there is room.
Luk 14:23 And the lord said to the slave, Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.
Luk 14:24 For I say to you that not one of those men who had been invited shall taste of my supper.
Luk 14:25 And great crowds came together to Him. And turning, He said to them,
Luk 14:26 If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers and sisters, and besides, even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
Luk 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me, he cannot be My disciple.
Luk 14:28 For who of you desiring to build a tower does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has the things to finish;
Luk 14:29 that having laid a foundation, and not having strength to finish, all those seeing begin to mock him,
Luk 14:30 saying, This man began to build, and did not have strength to finish.
Luk 14:31 Or what king going to attack another king in war does not first sit down and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet those coming upon him with twenty thousands?
Luk 14:32 But if not, he being still far off, sending a delegation, he asks the things for peace.
Luk 14:33 So then every one of you who does not abandon all his possessions is not able to be My disciple.
Luk 14:34 The salt is good, but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
Luk 14:35 It is not fit for soil nor for manure; they throw it out. The one having ears to hear, let him hear.
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