Luke 14 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it happened that when he came to the house of a certain one of the leaders of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to eat {a meal}, 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 behold, a certain man was in front of him, suffering from edema. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 And Jesus answered [and] said to the legal experts and Pharisees, saying, "Is it permitted 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 remained 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, "Who among you, [if your] son or [your] ox falls into a well on the day of the Sabbath, will not immediately pull him out?" 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 make a reply to these [things]. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 Now he told a parable to those who had been invited [when he] noticed how they were choosing for themselves the places of honor, 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 recline at the table in the place of honor, lest [someone] more distinguished than you has 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 the one who invited you {both} will come [and] say to you, 'Give the place to this person,' and then with shame you will begin 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 you are invited, go [and] recline at the table in the last place, so that when the one who invited you comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then it will be an honor to you in the presence of all those who are reclining 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 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 And he also said to the one who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or wealthy neighbors, lest they also invite you [in return], and repayment come to you. 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 whenever you give a banquet, 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, because they are not able to repay you. For it will be paid back to you 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 Now [when] one of those reclining at the table with [him] heard these [things], 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 certain 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 And he sent his slave at the hour of the banquet to say to those who have been invited, 'Come, because now it is 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 all {alike} began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, 'I have purchased a field, and {I must} go out to look at it. I ask you, 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 And another said, 'I have purchased five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine them. I ask you, 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 And another said, 'I have married a wife, and for this [reason] I am not able to come.' 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 And the slave came [and] reported these [things] to his master. Then the master of the house became angry [and] said to his slave, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys 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, 'Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still 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 hedges and press [them] to come in, so that my house will 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 none of those persons who were invited will taste my banquet!'" 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 around [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, and furthermore, 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 {follow} 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, 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} [after] he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish [it], all who see [it] will 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, going out to engage another king in battle, does not sit down first [and] deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose 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 But if not, [while] [the other] is still far away, he sends an ambassador [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 renounce all his own 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 becomes tasteless, with what will it be made salty? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
35 It is usable neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; they throw it out. The one 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."