Luke 14 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came to pass, when Jesus went into the house of one of the Pharisees, on the sabbath day, that they watched 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 man before him that had the dropsy. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
4 But they held their peace. But he taking him, 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 answering them, he said: Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit and will not immediately draw him out, 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 could not answer him to these things. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats 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 thou art invited to a wedding, sit not down in the first place, lest perhaps one 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 that invited thee and him, come and say to thee: Give this man place. And then thou begin with shame to take the lowest 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 art invited, go, sit down in the lowest place; that when he who invited thee cometh, he may say to thee: Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have glory before them that sit 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 Because every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled: and he that humbleth 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 to him also that had invited him: When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren nor thy kinsmen nor thy neighbours who are rich; lest perhaps they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made to 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 the poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14 And thou shalt be blessed, because they have not wherewith to make thee recompense: for recompense shall be made thee at 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 When one of them that sat at table with him had heard these things, he said to him: Blessed is he that 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 But 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 servant at the hour of supper to say to them that were invited, that they should come: for now 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 they began all at once to make excuse. The first said to him: I have bought a farm and I must needs go out and see it. I pray thee, hold 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 And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen and I go to try them. I pray thee, hold 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 And another said: I have married a wife; and therefore I cannot come. 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 And the servant returning, told these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city; and bring in hither the poor and the feeble and the blind and the 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 servant said: Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded; and yet there is room. 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
23 And the Lord said to the servant: Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them 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 But I say unto you that none of those men that 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 there went great multitudes with him. And turning, 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 hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, yea and his own life also, 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 whosoever doth 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, having a mind to build a tower, doth not first sit down and reckon the charges that are necessary, whether he have wherewithal to finish 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 Lest, after he hath laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, all that see it begin to mock 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, about to go to make war against another king, doth not first sit down and think whether he be able, with ten thousand, to meet him that, with twenty thousand, cometh against him? 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 yet afar off, sending an embassy, he desireth conditions 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 likewise every one of you that doth not renounce all that he possesseth 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 is good. But if the salt shall lose its savour, 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 neither profitable for the land nor for the dunghill: but shall be 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."