Luke 14:8

Overview - Luke 14
Christ heals the dropsy on the sabbath;
teaches humility;
12 to feast the poor;
15 under the parable of the great supper, shows how worldly minded men, who contemn the word of God, shall be shut out of heaven.
25 Those who will be his disciples, to bear their cross must make their accounts beforehand, lest with shame they revolt from him afterward;
34 and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that has lost its savour.
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Luke 14:8  (King James Version)
When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
 


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That there were among the Jews of these times many disputes about seats at banquets, we learn both from Josephus and the Rabbis; nor were these matters unattended to by the Greeks and Romans. Similar admonitions to this of our Lord, also occur in the Rabbinical writers. Rabbi Akiba said, Go two or three seats lower than the place that belongs to thee, and sit there till they say unto to thee, Go up higher; but do not take the uppermost seat, lest they say unto thee, Come down: for it is better they should say unto thee, Go up, go up than they should say, Go down, go down.
Proverbs 25:6 Proverbs 25:7
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