Parallel Bible results for Luke 14:1-23

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Luke 14:1-23

NLT 1 One Sabbath day Jesus went to eat dinner in the home of a leader of the Pharisees, and the people 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. NLT 2 There was a man there whose arms and legs were swollen. NIV 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy. NLT 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in religious law, “Is it permitted in the law to heal people on the Sabbath day, or not?” NIV 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?" NLT 4 When they refused to answer, Jesus touched the sick man 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. NLT 5 Then he turned to them and said, “Which of you doesn’t work on the Sabbath? If your son or your cow falls into a pit, don’t you rush to get him out?” 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?" NLT 6 Again they could not answer. NIV 6 And they had nothing to say. NLT 7 When Jesus noticed that all who had come to the dinner were trying to sit in the seats of honor near the head of the table, he gave them this advice: NIV 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: NLT 8 “When you are invited to a wedding feast, don’t sit in the seat of honor. What if someone who is more distinguished than you has also 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. NLT 9 The host will come and say, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then you will be embarrassed, and you will have to take whatever seat is left at the foot of the table! 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. NLT 10 “Instead, take the lowest place at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will come and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place for you!’ 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. NLT 11 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” NIV 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." NLT 12 Then he turned to his host. “When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,” he said, “don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward. 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. NLT 13 Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. NIV 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, NLT 14 Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you.” NIV 14 and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous." NLT 15 Hearing this, a man sitting at the table with Jesus exclaimed, “What a blessing it will be to attend a banquet 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." NLT 16 Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. NIV 16 Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. NLT 17 When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is 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.' NLT 18 But they all began making excuses. One said, ‘I have just bought a field and must inspect 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.' NLT 19 Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want 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.' NLT 20 Another said, ‘I now have a wife, so I can’t come.’ NIV 20 "Still another said, 'I just got married, so I can't come.' NLT 21 “The servant returned and told his master what they had said. His master was furious and said, ‘Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and invite the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the 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.' NLT 22 After the servant had done this, he reported, ‘There is still room for more.’ NIV 22 " 'Sir,' the servant said, 'what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.' NLT 23 So his master said, ‘Go out into the country lanes and behind the hedges and urge anyone you find to come, so that the house will 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.