Luke 14 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 One Sabbath, when He went to eat at the house of one of the leading Pharisees, 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 There 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 In response, Jesus asked the law experts and the Pharisees, "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. He took the man, 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 to them, He said, "Which of you whose son or ox falls into a well, will not immediately pull 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 To this they could find no answer. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noticed how they would choose the best places for themselves: 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 banquet, don't recline at the best place, because a more distinguished person than you may have been invited by your host. 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 one who invited both of you may come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in humiliation, you will proceed 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 you are invited, go and recline in the lowest place, so that when the one who invited you comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' You will then be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 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 the one who humbles himself will be exalted." 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
12 He also said to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a lunch or a dinner, don't invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid. 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 On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot 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 reclined at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, "The one who will eat bread in the kingdom of God is blessed!" 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 Then He told him: "A man was giving a large banquet and invited many. 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 At the time of the banquet, he sent his slave to tell those who were invited, 'Come, because everything is now 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 without exception they all began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. I ask you to excuse me.' 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 have bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm going to try them out. I ask you to excuse me.' 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 just got married, and therefore I'm unable to come.' 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 "So the slave came back and reported these things to his master. Then in anger, the master of the house told his slave, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in here the poor, maimed, 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 " 'Master,' the slave said, 'what you ordered has been done, and there's still room.' 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
23 "Then the master told the slave, 'Go out into the highways and lanes and make them 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, not one of those men who were invited will enjoy my banquet!' " 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "
25 Now great crowds were traveling with Him. So 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, wife and children, 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 bear 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 of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't 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, after he has laid the foundation and cannot finish it, all the onlookers will begin to make fun of 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 started to build and wasn't able to finish.' 30 saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
31 "Or what king, going to war against another king, will not first sit down and decide if he is able with 10,000 to oppose the one who comes against him with 20,000? 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 not, while the other is still far off, 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 In the same way, therefore, every one of you who does not say good-bye to all his possessions 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 "Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
35 It isn't fit for the soil or for the manure pile; they throw it out. Anyone who has ears to hear should listen!" 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."