Luke 14:1-23 ESV

Healing of a Man on the Sabbath

1 One Sabbath, 1when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were 2watching him carefully.

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2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy.
3 And Jesus responded to 3the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, 4"Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?"

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4 But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away.
5 And he said to them, 5"Which of you, having a sona or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?"

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    • © 14:5 - Some manuscripts a donkey
      6 6And they could not reply to these things.

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      The Parable of the Wedding Feast

      7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed 7how they chose the places of honor, saying to them,

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      8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him,
      9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this person,' and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.
      10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, 8so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.

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      11 For 9everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

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      The Parable of the Great Banquet

      12 He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give 10a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothersb or your relatives or rich neighbors, 11lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid.

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        • ª 14:12 - Or your brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated "brothers") refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
          13 But when you give a feast, 12invite 13the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

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              14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid 14at 15the resurrection of the just."

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              15 When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, 16"Blessed is everyone who will 17eat bread in the kingdom of God!"

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              16 But he said to him, 18"A man once 19gave a great banquet and invited many.

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                  17 And at the time for the banquet he 20sent his servantc to say to those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'

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                    • « 14:17 - Greek bondservant; also verses 21, 22, 23
                      18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.'
                      19 And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.'
                      20 And another said, 21'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'

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                      21 So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in 22the poor and crippled and blind and lame.'

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                          22 And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.'
                          23 And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.