Luke 14 (PKJV)

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  • 1 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, that they watched Him.
  • 2 And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy.
  • 3 And Jesus, responding, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?”
  • 4 But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go.
  • 5 Then He responded to them, saying, “Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”
  • 6 And they could not answer Him regarding these things.
  • 7 So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:
  • 8 “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him;
  • 9 and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.
  • 10 But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.
  • 11 Because, whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
  • 12 Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brethren, your relatives, nor your rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid.
  • 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind.
  • 14 And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; because, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
  • 15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”
  • 16 Then He said to him, “A certain man made a large supper and invited many,
  • 17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, ‘Come, because all things are now ready.’
  • 18 But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.’
  • 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.’
  • 20 Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’
  • 21 So that servant came and reported these things to his master. 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 here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’
  • 22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.’
  • 23 Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
  • 24 Because, I say to you that none of those men who were invited will taste my supper.’”
  • 25 Now large crowds went with Him. And He turned and said to them,
  • 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
  • 27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
  • 28 Because, which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it?
  • 29 Lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all who see it begin to mock him,
  • 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
  • 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
  • 32 Or else, while the other is still a long way off, he sends a delegation and desires conditions of peace.
  • 33 So likewise, whoever it is of you who does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.
  • 34 “Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?
  • 35 It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

(King James Version 2016 Edition, 2016)

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