Bishops' Bible

Luke 14

Luke 14:1 And it came to passe, that he went into the house of one of ye chiefe pharisees, to eate bread on the Sabboth day, & they watched hym.

Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath:

Luke 14:2 And beholde, there was a certayne man before hym, which had the dropsie. Luke 14:3 And Iesus aunswered, and spake vnto the lawyers & pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heale on the Sabboth day? Luke 14:4 And they helde their peace. And he toke hym, & healed him, and let him go, Luke 14:5 And aunswered them, saying: Which of you shal haue an asse or an oxe fallen into a pyt, and wyll not strayghtway pull hym out, on the Sabboth day? Luke 14:6 And they coulde not aunswere hym agayne to these thynges.

teacheth humility:

Luke 14:7 He put foorth also a similitude to the ghestes, when he marked howe they chose out the chiefe rowmes, and sayde vnto them: Luke 14:8 When thou art bydden of any man to a weddyng, syt not downe in the hyest rowme: lest a more honourable man then thou, be bydden of hym, Luke 14:9 And he, that bad hym and thee, come, and say to thee, geue this man rowme: & thou then begyn with shame, to take the lowest rowme. Luke 14:10 But when thou art bydden, go and syt in the lowest rowme, that when he that bad thee cometh, he may say vnto thee, friende syt vp hyer: Then shalt thou haue worshyppe in the presence of them that syt at meate with thee. Luke 14:11 For whosoeuer exalteth hym selfe, shalbe brought lowe: And he that humbleth hym selfe, shalbe exalted.

to feast the poor:

Luke 14:12 Then sayde he also to hym that bad hym [to meate:] When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friendes, nor thy brethren, neither thy kynsemen, nor thy ryche neyghbours, lest they also byd thee agayne, and a recompence be made thee. Luke 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poore, the feeble, the lame, & the blynde, Luke 14:14 And thou shalt be happy, for they can not recompence thee: For thou shalt be recompenced at the resurrection of the iust [men.]

Luke 14:15 When one of them, that sate at meate also, hearde these thynges, he sayde vnto hym: Happy is he that eateth bread in the kyngdome 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 sayde he vnto hym. A certayne man ordayned a great supper, and bad many, Luke 14:17 And sent his seruaunt at supper tyme, to say to them that were bydden, come, for all thynges are nowe redy. Luke 14:18 And they all at once began to make excuse. The first sayde vnto hym: I haue bought a farme, & I must needes go & see it, I pray thee haue me excused. Luke 14:19 And another sayde: I haue bought fiue yoke of oxen, and I go to proue them, I pray thee haue me excused. Luke 14:20 And another sayde: I haue maryed a wyfe, and therfore I can not come. Luke 14:21 And the seruaunt returned, & shewed his maister these thynges. Then was the good man of the house displeased, & sayde to his seruaunt: Go out quickly into the brode streates and lanes of the citie, and bryng in hyther the poore, and the feeble, and the halt, and the blynde. Luke 14:22 And the seruaunt sayde: Lorde, it is done as thou hast commaunded, and yet there is rowme. Luke 14:23 And the Lorde sayde to the seruaunt: Go out into the hye wayes & hedges, and compell them to come in, that my house may be fylled. Luke 14:24 For I say vnto you, that none of those men which were bydden, 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 There went a great companie with hym: and he returned, and sayde vnto them, Luke 14:26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father and mother, and wyfe, and chyldren, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his owne lyfe also, he can not be my disciple. Luke 14:27 And whosoeuer doth not beare his crosse, and come after me, can not be my disciple. Luke 14:28 For which of you, disposed to buylde a towre, sitteth not downe before, and counteth the cost, whether he haue sufficient to perfourme it? Luke 14:29 Lest after he hath layde the foundation, and is not able to perfourme it, all that beholde it, begyn to mocke hym, Luke 14:30 Saying: this man began to buylde, and was not able to make an ende? Luke 14:31 Or what kyng, goyng to make battell against another kyng, sitteth not downe first, and casteth in his mynde, whether he be able with ten thousande, to meete hym, that commeth agaynst hym with twentie thousande? Luke 14:32 Or els, whyle the other is yet a great way of, he sendeth an imbassage, and desireth conditions of peace. Luke 14:33 So lykewyse, whosoeuer he be of you, that forsaketh not all that he hath, he can not be my disciple.

and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that hath lost his savour.

Luke 14:34 Salt is good, but if ye salt haue lost the saltnes, what shalbe seasoned therwith? Luke 14:35 It is neither good for the lande, nor yet for the doung hyll: but men cast it out [at the doores.] He that hath eares to heare, let hym heare.

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