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Luke 14 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 And it was done, when he had entered into the house of a prince of Pharisees, in the sabbath, to eat bread, they espied him. 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.
2 And lo! a man sick in the dropsy [And lo! some man sick in the dropsy] was before him. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 And Jesus answering spake to the wise men of [the] law, and to the Pharisees, and said [saying], Whether it is leaveful to heal in the sabbath? 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
4 And they held peace. And Jesus took, 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 to them, and said, Whose ass or ox of you shall fall into a pit, and he shall not at once draw him out in the day of sabbath? [+And he answering to them, said, Whose ass or ox of yours shall fall into a pit, and not anon he shall draw out him on the day of sabbath?] 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 might not answer to him to these things. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 He said also a parable to men bidden to a feast, and he beheld how they chose the first sitting places, and said to them, [Forsooth he said also a parable to men bidden to a feast, beholding how they chose the first sitting places, 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 bidden to bridals, sit not to meat in the first place [When thou shalt be bidden to weddings, sit not at the meat in the first place]; lest peradventure a worthier than thou be bidden of 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 lest he come that called thee and him, and say to thee, Give place to this, and then thou shalt begin with shame [and thou shalt begin with shame] to hold 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 to a feast, go, and sit down in the last place, that when he cometh, that bade thee to the feast, he say to thee, Friend, come higher [Friend, ascend up higher]. Then worship shall be to thee, before men that sit [together] at the meat. 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 each that enhanceth himself, shall be lowed [shall be made low]; and he that meeketh himself, shall be highed. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
12 And he said [also] to him, that had bidden him to the feast, When thou makest a meat, or a supper, do not thou call thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy cousins, neither neighbours, nor rich men; lest peradventure [and] they bid thee again to the feast, and it be yielded again to thee [and retribution, or yielding again, 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 poor men, feeble [men], crooked, and 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 have not whereof to yield [again] to thee, for it shall be yielded to thee [forsooth it shall be requited to thee] in the rising again of just men. 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 them that sat together at the meat had heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is he, that shall eat bread in the realm 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 And he said to him, A man made a great supper [Some man made a great supper], and called many. 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 And he sent his servant in the hour of supper, to say to men that were bidden to the feast, that they should come, for now all things be 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 all began together to excuse them(selves). The first said [to him], I have bought a town, and I have need to go out, 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 the tother said, I have bought five yokes of oxen, and I go to prove 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 wedded a wife; and therefore I may not come. 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 And the servant turned again, and told these things to his lord. Then the husbandman was wroth, and said to his servant, Go out swiftly into the great streets and the small streets of the city [Then the husbandman wroth, said to his servant, Go out soon into great streets and small streets of the city], and bring in hither poor men, and feeble, [and] blind men, and crooked. 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 a void place [and yet there is a place]. 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 ways and hedges, and constrain men to enter, that mine house be full-filled [that mine house 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 men that be called, shall taste my supper. 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "
25 And much people went with him [Soothly many companies went with him]; and he turned, and said to them, 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
26 If any man cometh to me [If any man come to me], and hateth not his father, and mother, and wife, and sons, and brethren, and sisters, and yet [forsooth] his own life, he may not 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 he that beareth not his cross, and cometh after me, may not be my disciple. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
28 For who of you willing to build a tower, whether he sit not first/whether he first sitteth not, and counteth the expenses that be needful, if he have to perform? 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 that he hath set the foundament [Lest after he hath put the foundament], and be not able to perform, all that see, begin to scorn him, 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him,
30 and say [saying], For this man began to build, and might not make an end. 30 saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
31 Or what king that will go to do a battle against another king, whether he sitteth not first, and bethinketh, if he may with ten thousand go to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? [+Or what king to going to make battle against another king, whether he sitting first bethinketh not, if he may with ten thousand go against him that cometh to 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 yet while he is afar, he sendeth a messenger, and prayeth those things that be 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 therefore each of you, that forsaketh not all things that he hath [that renounceth not, or forsaketh not, all things that he wieldeth], may not 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 salt [shall] vanish, in what thing shall it be savoured? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
35 Neither in earth, nor in [the] dunghill it is profitable, but it shall be cast out. He that hath ears of hearing, hear he. 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."