Luke 14:8

8 "When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place. It could happen that someone more important than you has been invited, 1

Luke 14:8 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 14:8

When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding
To a wedding dinner, or to any other; such an one as the present entertainment was, which was not a marriage feast, for they might not marry on the sabbath day; (See Gill on John 2:1) but a common sabbath meal:

sit not down in the highest room:
in the chief place at table, as soon as come in:

lest a more honourable man;
for age, office, dignity, wisdom, learning, or riches:

than thou be bidden of him:
the master of the feast; and who may not yet be come, and for whom the chief place may be designed, and will better suit him.

Luke 14:8 In-Context

6 But they were not able to answer him about this.
7 Jesus noticed how some of the guests were choosing the best places, so he told this parable to all of them:
8 "When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place. It could happen that someone more important than you has been invited,
9 and your host, who invited both of you, would have to come and say to you, "Let him have this place.' Then you would be embarrassed and have to sit in the lowest place.
10 Instead, when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that your host will come to you and say, "Come on up, my friend, to a better place.' This will bring you honor in the presence of all the other guests.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 14.8-10Proverbs 25.6, 7.