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Luke 14:23-33 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.' "
25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said:
26 "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, 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 Whoever does not bear his own 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, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete 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 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see 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 out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes 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 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms 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, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.