13"But when you give a areception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,14and you will be blessed, since they bdo not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at 1the resurrection of the righteous."15
When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heardthis, he said to Him, "2Blessed is everyonewho will eatbread in the kingdom of God!"
But He said to him, "3A man was giving a bigdinner, and he invitedmany;17and at the dinnerhour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is readynow.'18"But they allalikebegan to makeexcuses. The firstonesaid to him, 'I have bought a cpiece of land and I need to go out and look at it; dpleaseconsider me excused.'19"Anotheronesaid, 'I have boughtfiveyoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; epleaseconsider me excused.'20"Anotheronesaid, '4I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannotcome.'21"And the slavecame back and reportedthis to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.'22"And the slavesaid, 'Master, what you commanded has beendone, and still there is room.'23"And the mastersaid to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.