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Luke 14

NIRV 1 One Sabbath day, Jesus went to eat in the house of a well-known Pharisee. While he was there, he was being carefully watched. NIV 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. NIRV 2 In front of him was a man whose body was badly swollen. NIV 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy. NIRV 3 Jesus turned to the Pharisees and the authorities on the law. He asked them, "Is it breaking the Law to heal on the Sabbath?" NIV 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?" NIRV 4 But they remained silent. So Jesus took hold of the man and healed him. Then he sent him away. NIV 4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away. NIRV 5 He asked them another question. He said, "Suppose one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day. Wouldn't you pull him out right away?" 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?" NIRV 6 And they had nothing to say. NIV 6 And they had nothing to say. NIRV 7 Jesus noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table. So he told them a story. NIV 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: NIRV 8 He said, "Suppose someone invites you to a wedding feast. Do not take the place of honor. A person more important than you may have been invited. 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. NIRV 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come to you. He will say, 'Give this person your seat.' Then you will be filled with shame. You will have to take the least important 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. NIRV 10 "But when you are invited, take the lowest place. Then your host will come over to you. He will say, 'Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. 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. NIRV 11 Anyone who lifts himself up will be brought down. And anyone who is brought down will be lifted up." NIV 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." NIRV 12 Then Jesus spoke to his host. "Suppose you give a lunch or a dinner," he said. "Do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, or your relatives, or your rich neighbors. If you do, they may invite you to eat with them. So you will be paid back. 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. NIRV 13 "But when you give a big dinner, invite those who are poor. Also invite those who can't walk, the disabled and the blind. NIV 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, NIRV 14 Then you will be blessed. Your guests can't pay you back. But you will be paid back when those who are right with God rise from the dead." NIV 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." NIRV 15 One of the people at the table with Jesus heard him say those things. So he said to Jesus, "Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in God's kingdom." 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." NIRV 16 Jesus replied, "A certain man was preparing a big dinner. He invited many guests. NIV 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. NIRV 17 Then the day of the dinner arrived. He sent his servant to those who had been invited. The servant told them, 'Come. 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.' NIRV 18 "But they all had the same idea. They began to make excuses. The first one said, 'I have just bought a field. I have to go and see it. Please excuse me.' 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.' NIRV 19 "Another said, 'I have just bought five pairs of oxen. I'm on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.' 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.' NIRV 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' NIV 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' NIRV 21 "The servant came back and reported this to his master. "Then the owner of the house became angry. He ordered his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the town. Bring in those who are poor. Also bring those who can't walk, the blind and the disabled.' 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.' NIRV 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done. But there is still room.' NIV 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.' NIRV 23 "Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads. Go out to the country lanes. Make the people come in. I want my house to be full. 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. NIRV 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my dinner.' " NIV 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' " NIRV 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus. He turned and spoke to them. He said, NIV 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: NIRV 26 "Anyone who comes to me must hate his father and mother. He must hate his wife and children. He must hate his brothers and sisters. And he must hate even his own life. Unless he does, he can't 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. NIRV 27 Anyone who doesn't carry his cross and follow me can't be my disciple. NIV 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. NIRV 28 "Suppose someone wants to build a tower. Won't he sit down first and figure out how much it will cost? Then he will see whether he has enough money to finish 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? NIRV 29 Suppose he starts building and is not able to finish. Then everyone who sees what he has done will laugh at him. NIV 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, NIRV 30 They will say, 'This fellow started to build. But he wasn't able to finish.' NIV 30 saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.' NIRV 31 "Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. And suppose he has 10,000 men, while the other has 20,000 coming against him. Won't he first sit down and think about whether he can win? 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? NIRV 32 "And suppose he decides he can't win. Then he will send some men to ask how peace can be made. He will do this while the other king is still far away. 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. NIRV 33 "In the same way, you must give up everything you have. If you don't, you can't be my disciple. NIV 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. NIRV 34 "Salt is good. But suppose it loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? NIV 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? NIRV 35 It is not good for the soil. And it is not good for the trash pile. It will be thrown out. "Those who have ears should listen." 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."