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Luke 14

Luke 14:1 And it fortuned that he came in to the house of one of ye chefe Pharises vpo a Sabbath, to eate bred, & they watched him.

Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath:

Luke 14:2 And beholde, there was a ma before him, which had ye dropsye. Luke 14:3 And Iesus answered, & spake vnto the scrybes and Pharises, & sayde: Is it laufull to heale on the Sabbath? Luke 14:4 But they helde their tonge. And he toke him, and healed him, & let him go, Luke 14:5 and answered, and sayde vnto the: Which of you shal haue an oxe or an asse fallen in to a pytte, and wil not straight waye pull him out on the Sabbath daye? Luke 14:6 And they coude not answere him agayne to that.

teacheth humility:

Luke 14:7 And he tolde a symilitude vnto ye gestes, wha he marked how they chose the hyest seates, & sayde vnto the: Luke 14:8 Whan thou art bydde of eny man to a weddynge, syt not downe in the hyest rowme, lest a more honorable man the thou be bydde of him, Luke 14:9 and he that bade both the and him, come & saye vnto ye: geue this ma rowme, and thou the begynne with shame to take ye lowest rowme. Luke 14:10 But rather wha thou art bydde, go and syt in ye lowest rowme, that wha he that bade the, cometh, he maye saye vnto the: Frende, syt vp hyer: then shalt thou haue worshipe in the presence of them that syt at the table. Luke 14:11 For who so euer exalteth himself, shalbe brought lowe: and he yt humbleth himself, shalbe exalted.

to feast the poor:

Luke 14:12 He sayde also vnto him that had bydden him: Wha thou makest a dyner or a supper, call not thy frendes, ner thy brethren, ner thy kynsfolkes, ner yi riche neghbours, lest they call the agayne, and recompece be made ye. Luke 14:13 But wha thou makest a feast, call the poore, the crepell, the lame, the blynde, Luke 14:14 then art thou blessed, for they can not recompece ye. But it shalbe recompensed the in the resurreccion of the righteous.

Luke 14:15 Whan one of them that sat by at the table herde this, he sayde vnto him: Blessed is he, that eateth bred in ye 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 But he sayde vnto him: A certayne ma made a greate supper, and called many ther to. Luke 14:17 And in ye houre of the supper he sent his seruaute, to saye vnto the yt were bydde: Come, for now are all thinges ready. Luke 14:18 And they begane all together to excuse the selues one after another: The first saide vnto hi: I haue bought a ferme, and I must nedes go forth and se it, I praye ye haue me excused. Luke 14:19 And ye seconde sayde: I haue bought fyue yoke of oxen, and now I go to proue them, I praye the haue me excused. Luke 14:20 And the thirde sayde: I haue maried a wife, therfore can I not come. Luke 14:21 And the seruaunt came, and brought his lorde worde agayne therof. Then was the good man of the house displeased, and sayde vnto his seruaut: Go out quyckly in to the stretes and quarters of ye cite, and brynge in hither the poore and crepell, and lame and blynde. Luke 14:22 And the seruaut sayde: lorde, it is done as thou hast comaunded, and there is yet more rowme. Luke 14:23 And the lorde sayde vnto the seruaunt: Go out into the hye wayes, and to the hedges, and compell them to come in, that my house maye be fylled. Luke 14:24 But I saye vnto you: that none of these men which were bydden, shal taist 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 wente moch people with him, and he turned him aboute and sayde vnto them: Luke 14:26 Yf eny man come vnto me, and hate not his father, mother, wife, childre, brethre, sisters, yee and his owne life also, he can not be my disciple. Luke 14:27 And whosoeuer beareth not his crosse, and foloweth me, can not be my disciple. Luke 14:28 Which of you is it yt wil buylde a tower, and sytteth not downe first and counteth ye cost, whether he haue sufficiet to perfourme, it? Luke 14:29 lest after he hath layed the foundacio, and is not able to perfourme it, all they that se it, begynne to laugh him to scorne, Luke 14:30 & to saye: This man beganne to buylde, and is not able to perfurme it. Luke 14:31 Or what kynge wil go to make battayl agaynst another kynge, and sytteth not downe first, and casteth in his mynde, whether he be able with ten thousande, to mete him that commeth agaynst him with twentye thousande? Luke 14:32 Or els, whyle the other is yet a greate waye of he sendeth embassage, and desyreth peace. Luke 14:33 So likewyse euery one of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, can not be my disciple.

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

Luke 14:34 Salt is a good thinge: but yf the salt be vnsauery, what shal they season withall. Luke 14:35 It is nether good vpon the lande, ner in the donge hyll, but shal be cast awaye. He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.

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