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Luke 14 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One Shabbat Yeshua went to eat in the home of one of the leading P'rushim, and they were watching him closely. 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
2 In front of him was a man whose body was swollen with fluid. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 Yeshua spoke up and asked the Torah experts and P'rushim, "Does the Torah allow healing on Shabbat or not?" 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
4 But they said nothing. So, taking hold of him, he healed him and sent him away. 4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.
5 To them he said, "Which of you, if a son or an ox falls into a well, will hesitate to haul him out on Shabbat?" 5 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?"
6 And to these things they could give no answer. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 When Yeshua noticed how the guests were choosing for themselves the best seats at the table, he told them this parable: 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:
8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, don't sit down in the best seat; because if there is someone more important than you who has been invited, 8 "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.
9 the person who invited both of you might come and say to you, `Give this man your place.' Then you will be humiliated as you go to take the least important place. 9 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.
10 Instead, when you are invited, go and sit in the least important place; so that when the one who invited you comes, he will say to you, `Go on up to a better seat.' Then you will be honored in front of everyone sitting with you. 10 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.
11 Because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but everyone who humbles himself will be exalted." 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
12 Yeshua also said to the one who had invited him, "When you give a lunch or a dinner, don't invite your friends, brothers, relatives or rich neighbors; for they may well invite you in return, and that will be your repayment. 12 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.
13 Instead, when you have a party, invite poor people, disfigured people, the crippled, the blind! 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14 How blessed you will be that they have nothing with which to repay you! For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
15 On hearing this, one of the people at the table with Yeshua said to him, "How blessed are those who eat bread in the Kingdom of God!" 15 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."
16 But he replied, "Once a man gave a banquet and invited many people. 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 When the time came for the banquet, he sent his slave to tell those who had been invited, `Come! Everything is ready!' 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'
18 But they responded with a chorus of excuses. The first said to him, `I've just bought a field, and I have to go out and see it. Please accept my apologies.' 18 "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.'
19 Another said, `I've just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to test them out. Please accept my apologies.' 19 "Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.'
20 Still another said, `I have just gotten married, so I can't come.' 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 The slave came and reported these things to his master. "Then the owner of the house, in a rage, told his slave, `Quick, go out into the streets and alleys of the city; and bring in the poor, the disfigured, the blind and the crippled!' 21 "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.'
22 The slave said, `Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.' 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
23 The master said to the slave, `Go out to the country roads and boundary walls, and insistently persuade people to come in, so that my house will be full. 23 "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.
24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet!'" 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "
25 Large crowds were traveling along with Yeshua. Turning, he said to them, 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father, his mother, his wife, his children, his brothers and his sisters, yes, and his own life besides, he cannot be my talmid. 26 "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.
27 Whoever does not carry his own execution-stake and come after me cannot be my talmid. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
28 "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Don't you sit down and estimate the cost, to see if you have enough capital to complete it? 28 "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?
29 If you don't, then when you have laid the foundation but can't finish, all the onlookers start making fun of you 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,
30 and say, `This is the man who began to build, but couldn't finish!' 30 saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
31 "Or again, suppose one king is going out to wage war with another king. Doesn't he first sit down and consider whether he, with his ten thousand troops, has enough strength to meet the other one, who is coming against him with twenty thousand? 31 "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?
32 If he hasn't, then while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation to inquire about terms for peace. 32 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.
33 "So every one of you who doesn't renounce all that he has cannot be my talmid. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
34 Salt is excellent. But if even the salt becomes tasteless, what can be used to season it? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
35 It is fit for neither soil nor manure -- people throw it out. Those who have ears that can hear, let them hear!" 35 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."