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Luke 14

RSV 1 One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him. NIV 1 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. RSV 2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. NIV 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy. RSV 3 And Jesus 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?" RSV 4 But they were silent. Then he took him and healed him, and let him go. NIV 4 But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away. RSV 5 And he said to them, "Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well, 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?" RSV 6 And they could not reply to this. NIV 6 And they had nothing to say. RSV 7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, NIV 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: RSV 8 "When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be 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. RSV 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give place to this man,' and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest 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. RSV 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, go up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at 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. RSV 11 For every one 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." RSV 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 kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid. 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. RSV 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, NIV 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, RSV 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just." NIV 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." RSV 15 When one of those who sat at table with him heard this, he said to him, "Blessed is he who shall 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." RSV 16 But he said to him, "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many; NIV 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. RSV 17 and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for all is now ready.' 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.' RSV 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; I pray you, have 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.' RSV 19 And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; I pray you, have 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.' RSV 20 And another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' NIV 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' RSV 21 So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed 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.' RSV 22 And the servant said, 'Sir, 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.' RSV 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. 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. RSV 24 For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'" NIV 24 I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.' " RSV 25 Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them, NIV 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: RSV 26 "If any one 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. RSV 27 Whoever does not bear 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. RSV 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? 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? RSV 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, NIV 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, RSV 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.' RSV 31 Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes 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? RSV 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks 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. RSV 33 So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple. NIV 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. RSV 34 "Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? NIV 34 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? RSV 35 It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill; men throw it away. 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."