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 who had the dropsy.
And Jesus answering, spoke unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?"
But they held their peace. And He took him and healed him, and let him go.
And He answered them, saying, "Which of you shall have an ox or an ass fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the Sabbath day?"
And again they could not answer Him concerning these things.
And He put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when He marked how they chose out the chief places, saying unto them,
"When thou art bidden by any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest place, lest a more honorable man than thou be bidden by him,
and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, `Give this man thy place,' and thou begin with shame to take the lowest place.
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest place, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, `Friend, go up higher.' Then shalt thou have honor in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."
Then said He also to him who bade Him, "When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen nor thy rich neighbors, lest they also bid thee again and a recompense be made to thee.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,
and thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recompense thee. For thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just."
And when one of those who sat at meat with Him heard these things, he said unto Him, "Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the Kingdom of God."
Then Jesus said unto him, "A certain man made a great supper and bade many.
And he sent his servant at suppertime to say to them that were bidden, `Come, for all things are now ready.'
And they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said unto him, `I have bought a piece of ground, and I need to go and see it. I pray thee have me excused.'
And another said, `I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to test them. I pray thee have me excused.'
And another said, `I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'
So that servant came and showed 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.'
And the servant said, `Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.'
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.