Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

1 It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, 1they were watching Him closely.
2 And there in front of Him was a man suffering from dropsy.
3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the 2lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "3Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?"
4 But they kept silent. And He took hold of him and healed him, and sent him away.
5 And He said to them, "4Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"
6 5And they could make no reply to this.

Parable of the Guests

7 And He began speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how 6they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them,
8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, 7do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him,
9 and he who invited you both * will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this man,' and then 8in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place.
10 "But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, 9move up higher '; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you.
11 "10For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."