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Luke 14

NAS 1 It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely. NIV 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. NAS 2 And there in front of Him was a man suffering from dropsy. NIV 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy. NAS 3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?" NIV 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?" NAS 4 But they kept silent. And He took hold of him and healed him, and sent him away. NIV 4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away. NAS 5 And He said to them, "Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?" NIV 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?" NAS 6 And they could make no reply to this. NIV 6 And they had nothing to say. NAS 7 And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them, NIV 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: NAS 8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, NIV 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. NAS 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place. NIV 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. NAS 10 "But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher '; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you. NIV 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. NAS 11 "For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." NIV 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." NAS 12 And He also went on to say 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, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment. NIV 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. NAS 13 "But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, NIV 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, NAS 14 and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." NIV 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." NAS 15 When one of those who were reclining at the table with Him heard this, he said to Him, "Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!" NIV 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." NAS 16 But He said to him, "A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; NIV 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. NAS 17 and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is ready now.' NIV 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.' NAS 18 "But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.' NIV 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.' NAS 19 "Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.' NIV 19 "Another said, 'I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.' NAS 20 "Another one said, 'I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.' NIV 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' NAS 21 "And the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.' NIV 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.' NAS 22 "And the slave said, 'Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.' NIV 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.' NAS 23 "And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled. NIV 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. NAS 24 'For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.' " NIV 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' " NAS 25 Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, NIV 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: NAS 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. NIV 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. NAS 27 "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. NIV 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. NAS 28 "For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? NIV 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? NAS 29 "Otherwise , when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, NIV 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, NAS 30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' NIV 30 saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.' NAS 31 "Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? NIV 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? NAS 32 "Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. NIV 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. NAS 33 "So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. NIV 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. NAS 34 "Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? NIV 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? NAS 35 "It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear." NIV 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."