Luke 14 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the rulers, [who was] of the Pharisees, to eat bread on [the] sabbath, that *they* were watching him. 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
2 And behold, there was a certain dropsical [man] before him. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 And Jesus answering spoke unto the doctors of the law and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath? 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
4 But they were silent. And taking him he healed him and let him go. 4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.
5 And answering he said to them, Of which of you shall an ass or ox fall into a well, that he does not straightway pull him up on the sabbath day? 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 they were not able to answer him to these things. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 And he spoke a parable to those that were invited, remarking how they chose out the first places, saying to them, 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:
8 When thou art invited by any one to a wedding, do not lay thyself down in the first place at table, lest perhaps a more honourable than thou be invited by him, 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 and he who invited thee and him come and say to thee, Give place to this [man], and then thou begin with shame to take the last 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 But when thou hast been invited, go and put thyself down in the last place, that when he who has invited thee comes, he may say to thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have honour before all that are lying at table with thee; 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 for every one that exalts himself shall be abased, and he that abases himself shall be exalted. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
12 And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsfolk, nor rich neighbours, lest it may be they also should invite thee in return, and a recompense be made thee. 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 But when thou makest a feast, call poor, crippled, lame, blind: 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14 and thou shalt be blessed; for they have not [the means] to recompense thee; for it shall be recompensed thee in the resurrection of the just. 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
15 And one of those that were lying at table with [them], hearing these things, said to him, Blessed [is] he who shall 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 And he said to him, A certain man made a great supper and invited many. 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 And he sent his bondman at the hour of supper to say to those who were invited, Come, for already all things are 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 And all began, without exception, to excuse themselves. The first said to him, I have bought land, and I must go out and see it; I pray thee hold me for excused. 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 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee hold me for excused. 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 And another said, I have married a wife, and on this account I cannot come. 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 And the bondman came up and brought back word of these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, in anger, said to his bondman, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring here the poor and crippled and lame and blind. 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 And the bondman said, Sir, it is done as thou hast commanded, and there is still room. 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
23 And the lord said to the bondman, Go out into the ways and fences and compel to come in, that my house may be filled; 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 for I say to you, that not one of those men who were invited shall taste of my supper. 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "
25 And great crowds went with him; and, turning round, he said to them, 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
26 If any man come to me, and shall not hate his own father and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yea, and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple; 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 and whoever does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
28 For which of you, desirous of building a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, if he have what [is needed] 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 in order that, having laid the foundation of it, and not being able to finish it, all who see it do not begin to mock at him, 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,
30 saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish? 30 saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
31 Or what king, going on his way to engage in war with another king, does not, sitting down first, take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him 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 and if not, while he is yet far off, having sent an embassy, he asks for terms of 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 Thus then every one of you who forsakes not all that is his own cannot be my disciple. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
34 Salt [then] [is] good, but if the salt also has become savourless, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
35 It is proper neither for land nor for dung; it is cast out. He that hath ears to hear, let him 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."