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Luke Chapter 14

Luke 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 day, that they watched Him.

Luke 14:2 And, behold, there was a certain man before Him who had water retention.

Luke 14:3 And Jesus answering spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?

Luke 14:4 But they held their peace. And He took him, and healed him, and let him go;

Luke 14:5 and answered them, and said, which of you having a son or an ox that has fallen into a pit, and will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?

Luke 14:6 Yet they could not answer Him again about these things.

Luke 14:7 So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the chief places; saying to them.

Luke 14:8 When you are invited by anyone to a wedding, sit not down in the highest place; unless a more honorable man than you be invited by him;

Luke 14:9 and he that invited you and him comes and says to you, Give this man place; and you begin with shame to take the lowest place.

Luke 14:10 But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place; that when he that invited you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then will you have glory in the presence of them that sit at food with you.

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled; and he that humbles himself will be exalted.

Luke 14:12 Then said He also to him that invited Him, when you make a brunch or a supper, ask not your friends, nor your brothers, neither your relatives, nor your rich neighbors; unless they also invite you again, and a repayment be made.

Luke 14:13 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the dismembered, the lame, and the blind:

Luke 14:14 and you will be blessed; for they cannot repay you: for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.

Luke 14:15 When one of them that sat to eat with Him heard these things, he said to Him, Blessed is he who will eat bread in the kingdom of God.

Luke 14:16 Then said He to him, a certain man made a great dinner, and invited many:

Luke 14:17 and sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were invited, come; for all things are now ready.

Luke 14:18 And they all with one voice began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of land, and I must go and see it: I pray you have me excused.

Luke 14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to try them: I pray you have me excused.

Luke 14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Luke 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 the poor, and the dismembered, and the lame, and the blind.

Luke 14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.

Luke 14:23 And the lord said to the servant, go out into the streets and narrow ways, and pressure them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Luke 14:24 For I say to you, that none of those men who were invited will taste of my dinner.

Luke 14:25 And there went great multitudes with Him: and He turned, and said to them,

Luke 14:26 if anyone comes to Me, and hates not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he has sufficient money to finish it?

Luke 14:29 Unless, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

Luke 14:30 saying, this man began to build, and was not able to finish.

Luke 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first, and consults whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?

Luke 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an ambassador, and asks conditions of peace.

Luke 14:33 So likewise, whoever of you that forsakes not all that he has, he cannot be My disciple.

Luke 14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its savor, with what will it be seasoned?

Luke 14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.