14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of
the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath, that they
14:2 And behold, there was a certain man before him who had the
14:3 And Jesus answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees,
saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?
14:4 And they held their peace. And he took [him] and healed
him, and let him go;
14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass
or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not forthwith pull him out
on the sabbath?
14:6 And they could not answer him again to these things.
14:7 And he put forth a parable to those who were invited, when
he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them,
14:8 When thou art invited by any [man] to a wedding, sit not
down in the highest room, lest a more honorable man than thou
be invited by him;
14:9 And he that invited thee and him, shall come and say to
thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take
the lowest room.
14:10 But when thou art invited, go and sit down in the lowest
room; that when he that invited thee cometh, he may say to
thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have honor in the
presence of them that sit at table with thee.
14:11 For whoever exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that
humbleth himself shall be exalted.
14:12 Then said he also to him that invited him, When thou
makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy
brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor [thy] rich neighbors; lest
they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made thee.
14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed,
the lame, the blind:
14:14 And thou shalt be blessed: for they cannot recompense
thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the
14:15 And when one of them that sat at table with him heard
these things, he said to him, Blessed [is] he that shall eat
bread in the kingdom of God.
14:16 Then said he to him, A certain man made a great supper,
and invited many:
14:17 And sent his servant at supper-time, to say to them that
were invited, Come, for all things are now ready.
14:18 And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse. The
first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must
needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I
go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
14:20 And another said, I have married a wife: and therefore I
14:21 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things.
Then the master of the house being angry, said to his servant,
Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and
bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the
14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast
commanded, and yet there is room.
14:23 And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways
and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be
14:24 For I say to you, that none of those men who were invited,
shall taste my supper.
14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned,
and said to them,
14:26 If any [man] cometh to me, and hateth not his father, and
mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yes,
and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
14:27 And whoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me,
cannot be my disciple.
14:28 For which of you intending to build a tower, sitteth not
down first, and counteth the cost, whether he hath [sufficient]
to finish [it]?
14:29 Lest perhaps after he hath laid the foundation, and is not
able to finish [it], all that behold [it] begin to mock him,
14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to
14:31 Or what king going to make war against another king,
sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he is able with
ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty
14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he
sendeth an embassy, and desireth conditions of peace.
14:33 So likewise, whoever he is of you that forsaketh not all
that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
14:34 Salt [is] good: but if the salt hath lost its savor, with
what shall it be seasoned?
14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill,
[but] men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.