9and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to thisman,' and then1in disgrace you aproceed to occupy the lastplace.10"But when you are invited, go and recline at the lastplace, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, 2move up higher '; then you will have honor in the sight of all who bare at the table with you.11"3For everyone who exaltshimself will be humbled, and he who humbleshimself will be exalted."12
And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheonor a dinner, do not invite your friendsor your brothersor your relativesorrichneighbors, otherwise they may alsoinvite you in return and that will be your repayment.13"But when you give a creception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,14and you will be blessed, since they ddo not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at 4the resurrection of the righteous."15
When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heardthis, he said to Him, "5Blessed is everyonewho will eatbread in the kingdom of God!"
But He said to him, "6A 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 epiece of land and I need to go out and look at it; fpleaseconsider me excused.'19"Anotheronesaid, 'I have boughtfiveyoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; gpleaseconsider me excused.'