Forwhosoeverexaltethhimself shall be abased; and he that humblethhimself shall be exalted.
Then said healso to him that badehim,When thou makest a dinneror a supper,callnotthyfriends,northybrethren,neitherthykinsmen,nor thy richneighbours;lesttheyalsobidtheeagain, and a recompence be madethee.
Butwhen thou makest a feast,call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
And thou shalt beblessed;for they cannot*recompensethee:forthou shalt be recompensedat the resurrection of the just.
And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
Then said he unto him,A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: