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Luke 14 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:1 - One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to the Pharisees, they were watching him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:2 - And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:3 - And Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath, or not?"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:4 - But they were silent. Then he took him and healed him, and let him go.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:5 - And he said to them, "Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well, will not immediately pull him out on a sabbath day?"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:6 - And they could not reply to this.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:7 - Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose the places of honor, saying to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:8 - "When you are invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:9 - and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give place to this man,' and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:10 - But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, go up higher'; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:11 - For every one who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:12 - He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your kinsmen or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and you be repaid.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:13 - But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:14 - and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:15 - When one of those who sat at table with him heard this, he said to him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:16 - But he said to him, "A man once gave a great banquet, and invited many;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:17 - and at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for all is now ready.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:18 - But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it; I pray you, have me excused.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:19 - And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them; I pray you, have me excused.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:20 - And another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:21 - So the servant came and reported this to his master. Then the householder in anger said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and maimed and blind and lame.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:22 - And the servant said, 'Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:23 - And the master said to the servant, 'Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:24 - For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.'"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:25 - Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:26 - "If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:27 - Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:28 - For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:29 - Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:30 - saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:31 - Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:32 - And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:33 - So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:34 - "Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:35 - It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill; men throw it away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

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