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Luke 14 TMB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread 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 who had the dropsy. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 And Jesus answering, spoke unto 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. And 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 And He answered them, saying, "Which of you shall have an ox or an ass fallen into a pit, and will not straightway 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 And again they could not answer Him concerning these things. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 And He put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when He marked how they chose out the chief places, saying unto 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 bidden by any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest place, lest a more honorable man than thou be bidden 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 bade thee and him come and say to thee, `Give this man thy place,' and 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 bidden, go and sit down in the lowest place, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, `Friend, go up higher.' Then shalt thou have honor in the presence of them that sit at meat 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 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased, 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 Then said He also to him who bade Him, "When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen nor thy rich neighbors, lest they also bid 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, the blind, 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14 and thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recompense thee. For thou shalt be recompensed 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 And when one of those who sat at meat with Him heard these things, he said unto 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 Then Jesus said unto him, "A certain man made a great supper and bade many. 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 And he sent his servant at suppertime to say to them that were bidden, `Come, for all things are 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 And they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said unto him, `I have bought a piece of ground, and I need to go and see it. I pray thee 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 And another said, `I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to test them. I pray thee 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 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 So that servant came and showed 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 hither the poor and the maimed and the halt and the blind.' 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 unto 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 say unto you that none of those men who were bidden 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 He turned and said unto 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 bear 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, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient 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 it may happen, after he hath laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, all who behold 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, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh 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 sendeth an envoy and 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, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he 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 have lost his savor, 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 fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it 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."