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Luke 14:12-24 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you 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 feast, 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 cannot repay you. For you will be repaid 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 When one of those who reclined at 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 man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.
17 And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is 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 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please 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 examine them. Please 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 the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in 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 servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.'
23 And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people 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 tell you,none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'" 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' "