Luke 14:1-23 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, 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 Just then, in front of him, there was a man who had dropsy. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 And Jesus asked the lawyers and Pharisees, "Is it lawful to cure people 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 were silent. So Jesus took 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 Then he said to them, "If one of you has a child or an ox that has fallen into a well, will you not immediately pull it out on a 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 could not reply to this. 6 And they had nothing to say.
7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, he told them a parable. 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 banquet, do not sit down at the place of honor, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited by your host; 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 host who invited both of you may come and say to you, "Give this person your place,' and then in disgrace you would start 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 down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, "Friend, move up higher'; then you will be honored 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 all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted." 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
12 He said also to the one who had invited him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 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 give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and 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 cannot repay you, for you will be repaid 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 One of the dinner guests, on hearing this, said to him, "Blessed is anyone 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 Then Jesus said to him, "Someone gave a great dinner and invited many. 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been 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 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, "I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my regrets.' 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 am going to try them out; please accept my regrets.' 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 just been married, and therefore I cannot come.' 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.'
21 So the slave returned and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, "Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the 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 Then the master said to the slave, "Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so 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.