and lest he come that called thee and him, and say to thee, Give place to this, and then thou shalt begin with shame [and thou shalt begin with shame] to hold the lowest place.
But when thou art bidden to a feast, go, and sit down in the last place, that when he cometh, that bade thee to the feast, he say to thee, Friend, come higher [Friend, ascend up higher]. Then worship shall be to thee, before men that sit [together] at the meat.
For each that enhanceth himself, shall be lowed [shall be made low]; and he that meeketh himself, shall be highed.
And he said [also] to him, that had bidden him to the feast, When thou makest a meat, or a supper, do not thou call thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy cousins, neither neighbours, nor rich men; lest peradventure [and] they bid thee again to the feast, and it be yielded again to thee [and retribution, or yielding again, be made to thee].
But when thou makest a feast, call poor men, feeble [men], crooked, and blind,
and thou shalt be blessed; for they have not whereof to yield [again] to thee, for it shall be yielded to thee [forsooth it shall be requited to thee] in the rising again of just men.
And when one of them that sat together at the meat had heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is he, that shall eat bread in the realm of God.
And he said to him, A man made a great supper [Some man made a great supper], and called many.
And he sent his servant in the hour of supper, to say to men that were bidden to the feast, that they should come, for now all things be ready.
And all began together to excuse them(selves). The first said [to him], I have bought a town, and I have need to go out, and see it; I pray thee, have me excused.
And the tother said, I have bought five yokes of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee, have me excused.