Luke 14:1 And it came to passe, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharises to eat bread on ye Sabbath day, that they watched him.
Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath:
Luke 14:2 And behold, there was a certaine man before him, which had the dropsie. Luke 14:3 And Iesus answering, spake vnto the Lawyers and Pharises, saying, Is it lawfull to heale on the Sabbath day? Luke 14:4 And they held their peace. And he tooke him, and healed him, & let him go, Luke 14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall haue an asse or an oxe fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the Sabbath day? Luke 14:6 And they could not answere him againe to these things.
Luke 14:7 And he put foorth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked howe they chose out the chiefe roumes, saying vnto them, Luke 14:8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not downe in the highest roume: lest a more honourable man then thou be bidden of him, Luke 14:9 And hee that bade thee and him, come, and say to thee, Giue this man place: and thou begin with shame to take the lowest roume. Luke 14:10 But when thou art bidden, goe and sit downe in the lowest roume, that when he that bade thee commeth, hee may say vnto thee, Friend, goe vp higher: then shalt thou haue worship in the presence of them that sit at meate with thee. Luke 14:11 For whosoeuer exalteth himselfe, shalbe abased: and hee that humbleth himselfe, shalbe exalted.
to feast the poor:
Luke 14:12 Then said hee also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsemen, nor thy rich neighbours, lest they also bid thee againe, and a recompence be made thee. Luke 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poore, the maimed, the lame, the blinde, Luke 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the iust.
Luke 14:15 And when one of them that sate at meate with him, heard these things, he said vnto him, Blessed is hee that shall eate bread in the kingdom of God.
under the parable of the great supper, sheweth how worldly minded men, who contemn the Word of God, shall be shut out of heaven.
Luke 14:16 Then said hee vnto him, A certaine man made a great supper, and bade many: Luke 14:17 And sent his seruant at supper time, to say to them that were bidden, Come, for all things are now ready. Luke 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse: The first said vnto him, I haue bought a piece of ground, and I must needs goe and see it: I pray thee haue me excused. Luke 14:19 And another said, I haue bought fiue yoke of oxen, and I goe to prooue them: I pray thee haue me excused. Luke 14:20 And another said, I haue maried a wife: and therefore I cannot come. Luke 14:21 So that seruant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry, sayde to his seruant, Goe out quickely into the streetes and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poore, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blinde. Luke 14:22 And the seruant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is roume. Luke 14:23 And the Lord said vnto the seruant, Goe out into the high wayes and hedges, and compell them to come in, that my house may be filled. Luke 14:24 For I say vnto you, that none of those men which were bidden, shall taste of my supper.
Those who will be his disciples, to bear their cross must make their accounts aforehand, lest with shame they revolt from him afterward,
Luke 14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and hee turned, and said vnto them, Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his owne life also, hee cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27 And whosoeuer doeth not beare his crosse, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:28 For which of you intending to build a towre, sitteth not downe first, and counteth the cost, whether he haue sufficient to finish it? Luke 14:29 Lest haply after hee hath laide the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it, begin to mock him, Luke 14:30 Saying, This man beganne to build, and was not able to finish. Luke 14:31 Or what king going to make war against another king, sitteth not downe first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand, to meete him that commeth against him with twentie thousand? Luke 14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, hee sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoeuer he be of you, that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that hath lost his savour.
Luke 14:34 Salt is good: but if the salt haue lost his sauour, wherewith shall 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 hath eares to heare, let him heare.