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1 It happened, when he went into the house of one of the rulers of the Perushim on a Shabbat to eat bread, 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 Behold, a certain man who had dropsy was in front of him. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 Yeshua, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Perushim, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Shabbat?" 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. He took him, and 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 He answered them, "Which of you, if your son or an ox fell into a well, wouldn't immediately pull him out on a Shabbat 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 They couldn't answer him regarding these things. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, and said 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 anyone to a marriage feast, don't sit in the best seat, since perhaps a more honorable man than you might 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 both of you would come and tell you, 'Make room for this man.' Then you would 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 you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes, he may tell you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will have glory in the presence of all who sit 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 whoever 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 make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back. 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 make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the 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 don't have the resources to repay you. For you will be repaid in 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 sat at the table with him heard these things, he said to him, "Blessed is he who will feast 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 he invited many people. 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were 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 They all as one began to make excuses. "The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have 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 said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have 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 said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I can't come.' 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 "That servant came, and told his lord these things. 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 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 "The servant said, 'Lord, it is done as you commanded, and there is still room.' 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
23 "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 For I tell you that none of those men who were invited will taste of my supper.'" 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "
25 Now great multitudes went with him. 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 doesn't hate his own father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he can't 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 doesn't bear his own cross, and come after me, can't be my talmid. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, doesn't first sit down and count 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 Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins 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 wasn't able to finish.' 30 saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
31 Or what king, as he goes to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes 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 yet a great way off, he sends an envoy, and asks for conditions of shalom. 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 therefore whoever of you who doesn't renounce all that he has, he can't 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 good, but if the salt becomes flat and tasteless, with what do you season it? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
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." 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."