One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
Kai; CONJ ejgevneto V-2ADI-3S ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM ejlqei'n V-2AAN aujto;n P-ASM eij? PREP oi\kovn N-ASM tino? X-GSM tw'n T-GPN ajrcovntwn ?tw'n? T-GPN Farisaivwn N-GPM sabbavtw/ N-DSN fagei'n V-2AAN a~rton N-ASM kai; CONJ aujtoi; P-NPM h\san V-IXI-3P parathrouvmenoi aujtovn. P-ASM
There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
kai; CONJ ijdou; V-2AAM-2S a~nqrwpov? N-NSM ti? I-NSM h\n V-IXI-3S uJdrwpiko;? e~mprosqen PREP aujtou'. P-GSM
Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
kai; CONJ ajpokriqei;? V-AOP-NSM oJ R-NSN #Ihsou'? N-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S pro;? PREP tou;? T-APM nomikou;? kai; CONJ Farisaivou? levgwn, V-PAP-NSM ~exestin tw'/ T-DSM sabbavtw/ N-DSN qerapeu'sai V-AAN h^ T-NSF ou~; R-GSN
But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.
oiJ T-NPM de; CONJ hJsuvcasan. kai; CONJ ejpilabovmeno? V-2ADP-NSM ijavsato V-ADI-3S aujto;n P-ASM kai; CONJ ajpevlusen. V-AAI-3S
Then he asked them, "If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull him out?"
kai; CONJ pro;? PREP aujtou;? P-APM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Tivno? X-GSM uJmw'n P-2GP uiJo;? N-NSM h^ T-NSF bou'? eij? PREP frevar pesei'tai, V-FDI-3S kai; CONJ oujk PRT eujqevw? ADV ajnaspavsei aujto;n P-ASM ejn N-ASN hJmevra/ N-DSF tou' T-GSM sabbavtou; N-GSN
And they had nothing to say.
kai; CONJ oujk PRT i~scusan V-AAI-3P ajntapokriqh'nai pro;? PREP tau'ta. D-APN
When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:
~elegen V-IAI-3S de; CONJ pro;? PREP tou;? T-APM keklhmevnou? V-RPP-APM parabolhvn, N-ASF ejpevcwn pw'? ADV ta;? T-APF prwtoklisiva? N-APF ejxelevgonto, levgwn V-PAP-NSM pro;? PREP aujtouv?, P-APM
"When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited.
&otan CONJ klhqh'/? uJpov PREP tino? X-GSM eij? PREP gavmou?, N-APM mh; PRT katakliqh'/? eij? PREP th;n T-ASF prwtoklisivan, N-ASF mhvpote ADV ejntimovterov? sou P-2GS h\/ T-NSF keklhmevno? uJpj PREP aujtou', P-GSM
If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, 'Give this man your seat.' Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place.
kai; CONJ ejlqw;n V-2AAP-NSM oJ R-NSN se; P-2AS kai; CONJ aujto;n P-ASM kalevsa? V-AAP-NSM ejrei' V-FAI-3S soi, P-2DS Do;? V-2AAM-2S touvtw/ D-DSM tovpon, N-ASM kai; CONJ tovte ADV a~rxh/ N-NSF meta; PREP aijscuvnh? to;n T-ASM e~scaton A-ASN tovpon N-ASM katevcein.
But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all your fellow guests.
ajll# CONJ o&tan CONJ klhqh'/? poreuqei;? V-AOP-NSM ajnavpese eij? PREP to;n T-ASM e~scaton A-ASN tovpon, N-ASM i&na CONJ o&tan CONJ e~lqh/ V-2AAS-3S oJ R-NSN keklhkwv? se P-2AS ejrei' V-FAI-3S soi, P-2DS Fivle, prosanavbhqi ajnwvteron: tovte ADV e~stai V-FXI-3S soi P-2DS dovxa ejnwvpion ADV pavntwn A-GPM tw'n T-GPM sunanakeimevnwn soi. P-2DS
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
o&ti CONJ pa'? A-NSM oJ R-NSN uJyw'n eJauto;n F-3ASM tapeinwqhvsetai V-FPI-3S kai; CONJ oJ R-NSN tapeinw'n eJauto;n F-3ASM uJywqhvsetai. V-FPI-3S
Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.
~elegen V-IAI-3S de; CONJ kai; CONJ tw'/ T-DSM keklhkovti aujtovn, P-ASM &otan CONJ poih'/? V-PAS-2S a~riston N-NSN h^ T-NSF dei'pnon, N-ASN mh; PRT fwvnei V-PAI-3S tou;? T-APM fivlou? A-APM sou P-2GS mhde; CONJ tou;? T-APM ajdelfouv? N-APM sou P-2GS mhde; CONJ tou;? T-APM suggenei'? A-NPM sou P-2GS mhde; CONJ geivtona? plousivou?, mhvpote ADV kai; CONJ aujtoi; P-NPM ajntikalevswsivn se P-2AS kai; CONJ gevnhtai V-2ADS-3S ajntapovdomav soi. P-2DS
But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
ajll# CONJ o&tan CONJ doch;n N-ASF poih'/?, V-PAS-2S kavlei V-PAI-3S ptwcouv?, A-APM ajnapeivrou?, cwlouv?, A-APM tuflouv?: A-APM
and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
kai; CONJ makavrio? A-NSM e~sh/, V-FXI-2S o&ti CONJ oujk PRT e~cousin V-PAI-3P ajntapodou'naiv soi, P-2DS ajntapodoqhvsetai gavr CONJ soi P-2DS ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF ajnastavsei N-DSF tw'n T-GPF dikaivwn. A-GPM
When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, "Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God."
jAkouvsa? V-AAP-NSM dev CONJ ti? I-NSM tw'n T-GPF sunanakeimevnwn tau'ta D-APN ei\pen V-2AAI-3S aujtw'/, P-DSM Makavrio? A-NSM o&sti? R-NSM favgetai a~rton N-ASM ejn PREP th'/ T-DSF basileiva/ N-DSF tou' T-GSM qeou'. N-GSM
Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
oJ T-NSM de; CONJ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S aujtw'/, P-DSM ~anqrwpov? N-NSM ti? I-NSM ejpoivei V-IAI-3S dei'pnon N-ASN mevga, A-NSN kai; CONJ ejkavlesen V-AAI-3S pollouv?, A-APM
At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'
kai; CONJ ajpevsteilen V-AAI-3S to;n T-ASM dou'lon N-ASM aujtou' P-GSM th'/ T-DSF w&ra/ N-DSF tou' T-GSM deivpnou eijpei'n V-2AAN toi'? T-DPN keklhmevnoi?, V-RPP-DPM ~ercesqe, o&ti CONJ h~dh ADV e&toimav A-NPN ejstin. V-PXI-3S
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.'
kai; CONJ h~rxanto ajpo; PREP mia'? pavnte? A-NPM paraitei'sqai. oJ T-NSM prw'to? A-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S aujtw'/, P-DSM #Agro;n N-ASM hjgovrasa kai; CONJ e~cw V-PAI-1S ajnavgkhn ejxelqw;n ijdei'n V-2AAN aujtovn: P-ASM ejrwtw' se, P-2AS e~ce me P-1AS parh/thmevnon.
"Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.'
kai; CONJ e&tero? A-NSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Zeuvgh bow'n hjgovrasa pevnte N-NUI kai; CONJ poreuvomai dokimavsai aujtav: P-NPN ejrwtw' se, P-2AS e~ce me P-1AS parh/thmevnon.
"Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
kai; CONJ e&tero? A-NSM ei\pen, V-2AAI-3S Gunai'ka N-ASF e~ghma kai; CONJ dia; PREP tou'to D-ASN ouj R-GSN duvnamai V-PNI-1S ejlqei'n. V-2AAN
"The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.'
kai; CONJ paragenovmeno? oJ T-NSM dou'lo? N-NSM ajphvggeilen V-AAI-3S tw'/ T-DSN kurivw/ N-DSM aujtou' P-GSM tau'ta. D-APN tovte ADV ojrgisqei;? V-APP-NSM oJ T-NSM oijkodespovth? N-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S tw'/ T-DSN douvlw/ N-DSM aujtou', P-GSM ~exelqe tacevw? eij? PREP ta;? T-APF plateiva? kai; CONJ rJuvma? th'? T-GSF povlew?, N-GSF kai; CONJ tou;? T-APM ptwcou;? A-APM kai; CONJ ajnapeivrou? kai; CONJ tuflou;? A-APM kai; CONJ cwlou;? A-APM eijsavgage wJ'de. ADV
" 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
kai; CONJ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S oJ T-NSM dou'lo?, N-NSM Kuvrie, N-VSM gevgonen V-2RAI-3S oJ; T-NSM ejpevtaxa?, kai; CONJ e~ti ADV tovpo? N-NSM ejstivn. V-PXI-3S
"Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.
kai; CONJ ei\pen V-2AAI-3S oJ T-NSM kuvrio? N-NSM pro;? PREP to;n T-ASM dou'lon, N-ASM ~exelqe eij? PREP ta;? T-APF oJdou;? N-APF kai; CONJ fragmou;? kai; CONJ ajnavgkason eijselqei'n, V-2AAN i&na CONJ gemisqh'/ mou P-1GS oJ T-NSM oi\ko?: N-NSM
I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "
levgw V-PAI-1S ga;r CONJ uJmi'n P-2DP o&ti CONJ oujdei;? A-NSF tw'n T-GPM ajndrw'n ejkeivnwn D-GPM tw'n T-GPM keklhmevnwn geuvsetaiv mou P-1GS tou' T-GSM deivpnou.
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
Suneporeuvonto V-INI-3P de; CONJ aujtw'/ P-DSM o~cloi N-NPM polloiv, A-NPM kai; CONJ strafei;? V-2APP-NSM ei\pen V-2AAI-3S pro;? PREP aujtouv?, P-APM
"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters--yes, even his own life--he cannot be my disciple.
Ei~ COND ti? I-NSM e~rcetai V-PNI-3S prov? PREP me P-1AS kai; CONJ ouj R-GSN misei' to;n T-ASM patevra N-ASM eJautou' F-3GSM kai; CONJ th;n T-ASF mhtevra N-ASF kai; CONJ th;n T-ASF gunai'ka N-ASF kai; CONJ ta; T-APN tevkna N-APN kai; CONJ tou;? T-APM ajdelfou;? N-APM kai; CONJ ta;? T-APF ajdelfav?, N-APF e~ti ADV te PRT kai; CONJ th;n T-ASF yuch;n N-ASF eJautou', F-3GSM ouj R-GSN duvnatai V-PNI-3S ei\naiv V-PXN mou P-1GS maqhthv?. N-NSM
And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
o&sti? R-NSM ouj R-GSN bastavzei to;n T-ASM stauro;n N-ASM eJautou' F-3GSM kai; CONJ e~rcetai V-PNI-3S ojpivsw ADV mou P-1GS ouj R-GSN duvnatai V-PNI-3S ei\naiv V-PXN mou P-1GS maqhthv?. N-NSM
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?
tiv? I-NSM ga;r CONJ ejx uJmw'n P-2GP qevlwn V-PAP-NSM puvrgon N-ASM oijkodomh'sai V-AAN oujci; PRT prw'ton ADV kaqivsa? V-AAP-NSM yhfivzei th;n T-ASF dapavnhn, eij COND e~cei V-PAI-3S eij? PREP ajpartismovn;
For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,
i&na CONJ mhvpote ADV qevnto? aujtou' P-GSM qemevlion N-ASM kai; CONJ mh; PRT ijscuvonto? ejktelevsai pavnte? A-NPM oiJ R-NPM qewrou'nte? a~rxwntai aujtw'/ P-DSM ejmpaivzein
saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
levgonte? V-PAP-NPM o&ti CONJ OuJ'to? D-NSM oJ R-ASN a~nqrwpo? N-NSM h~rxato oijkodomei'n kai; CONJ oujk PRT i~scusen V-AAI-3S ejktelevsai.
"Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
h^ PRT tiv? I-NSM basileu;? N-NSM poreuovmeno? eJtevrw/ A-DSN basilei' N-DSM sumbalei'n eij? PREP povlemon oujci; PRT kaqivsa? V-AAP-NSM prw'ton ADV bouleuvsetai eij COND dunatov? A-NSM ejstin V-PXI-3S ejn PREP devka N-NUI ciliavsin uJpanth'sai tw'/ T-DSM meta; PREP ei~kosi ciliavdwn ejrcomevnw/ V-PNP-DSM ejpj PREP aujtovn; P-ASM
If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace.
eij COND de; CONJ mhv PRT ge, PRT e~ti ADV aujtou' P-GSM povrrw ADV o~nto? V-PXP-GSM presbeivan ajposteivla? V-AAP-NSM ejrwta'/ ta; T-APN pro;? PREP eijrhvnhn. N-ASF
In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
ou&tw? ADV ou\n CONJ pa'? A-NSM ejx uJmw'n P-2GP oJ;? R-NSM oujk PRT ajpotavssetai pa'sin A-DPN toi'? T-DPN eJautou' F-3GSM uJpavrcousin V-PAP-DPN ouj PRT duvnatai V-PNI-3S ei\naiv V-PXN mou P-1GS maqhthv?. N-NSM
"Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
Kalo;n A-NSN ou\n CONJ to; T-ASN a&la?: N-NSN eja;n COND de; CONJ kai; CONJ to; T-ASN a&la? N-NSN mwranqh'/, V-APS-3S ejn PREP tivni X-DSM ajrtuqhvsetai;
It is fit neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; it is thrown out. "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
ou~te CONJ eij? PREP gh'n N-ASF ou~te CONJ eij? PREP koprivan eu~qetovn ejstin: V-PXI-3S e~xw V-PAI-1S bavllousin V-PAI-3P aujtov. P-ASN oJ T-NSM e~cwn V-PAP-NSM ?wta N-APN ajkouvein V-PAN ajkouevtw. V-PAM-3S
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