Luke 14 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, 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 And there in front of Him was a man suffering from dropsy. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, 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 kept silent. And He took hold of him and 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 And He said to them, "Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a 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 could make no reply to this. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, 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 you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been 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 you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy 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 you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher '; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table 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 "For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
12 And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also 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 "But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14 and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means 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 When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, "Blessed is everyone who will 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 said to him, "A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is ready now.' 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 all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me 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 "Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me 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 "Another one said, 'I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.' 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 "And the slave came back and reported this 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.' 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 slave said, 'Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
23 "And the master said 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. 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 tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.' " 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "
25 Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and 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 own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, 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 "Whoever does not carry his own 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 one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough 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 "Otherwise , when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule 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, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one 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 "Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and 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 "So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
34 "Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
35 "It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has 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."