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1 And it came to pass, on his going into the house of a certain one of the chiefs of the Pharisees, on a sabbath, 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 and lo, there was a certain dropsical man before him; 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 and Jesus answering spake to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, `Is it lawful on the sabbath-day to heal?' 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?"
4 and they were silent, and having taken hold of [him], he 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 answering them he said, `Of which of you shall an ass or ox fall into a pit, and he will not immediately draw it up 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 they were not able to answer him again unto these things. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 And he spake a simile unto those called, marking how they were choosing out the first couches, 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 mayest be called by any one to marriage-feasts, thou mayest not recline on the first couch, lest a more honourable than thou may have been called 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 did call thee and him having come shall say to thee, Give to this one place, and then thou mayest begin with shame to occupy 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 thou mayest be called, having gone on, recline in the last place, that when he who called thee may come, he may say to thee, Friend, come up higher; then thou shalt have glory before those reclining 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 because every one who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.' 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
12 And he said also to him who did call him, `When thou mayest make a dinner or a supper, be not calling thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kindred, nor rich neighbours, lest they may also call thee again, and a recompense may come 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 mayest make a feast, be calling poor, maimed, lame, blind, 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14 and happy thou shalt be, because they have not to recompense thee, for it shall be recompensed to thee in the rising again 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 And one of those reclining with him, having heard these things, said to him, `Happy [is] he who shall eat bread in the reign 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 certain 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 at the hour of the supper to say to those having been called, Be coming, because now are all things 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 began with one consent all to excuse themselves: The first said to him, A field I bought, and I have need to go forth and see it; I beg of 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, Five yoke of oxen I bought, and I go on to prove them; I beg of 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, A wife I married, and because of this I am not able to come. 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 `And that servant having come, told to his lord these things, then the master of the house, having been angry, said to his servant, Go forth quickly to the broad places and lanes of the city, and the poor, and maimed, and lame, and blind, bring in hither. 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, Sir, it hath been done as thou didst command, and still 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 forth to the ways and hedges, and constrain 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 to you, that none of those men who have been called 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 were going on with him great multitudes, and having turned, he said unto them, 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
26 `If any one doth come unto me, and doth not hate his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and yet even his own life, he is not able to 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 whoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, is not able to 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, doth not first, having sat down, count the expense, whether he have the things for completing? 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 that he having laid a foundation, and not being able to finish, all who are beholding may 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 on to engage with another king in war, doth not, having sat down, first consult if he be able with ten thousand to meet him who with twenty thousand is coming against him? 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 and if not so -- he being yet a long way off -- having sent an embassy, he doth ask the things for 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, then, every one of you who doth not take leave of all that he himself hath, is not able to be my disciple. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
34 `The salt [is] good, but if the salt doth become tasteless, with what shall it be seasoned? 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again?
35 neither for land nor for manure is it fit -- they cast it without. He who is having 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."