Luke 14:1 And it came to passe that when he was entred into the house of one of the chiefe Pharises on the Sabbath day, to eate bread, they watched him.
Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath:
Luke 14:2 And beholde, there was a certaine man before him, which had the dropsie. Luke 14:3 Then 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. Then he tooke him, and healed him, and let him goe, Luke 14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall haue an asse, or an oxe fallen into a pit, & wil not straightway pull him out on the Sabbath day? Luke 14:6 And they could not answere him againe to those things.
Luke 14:7 He spake also a parable to the ghestes, when he marked howe they chose out the chiefe roomes, and said vnto them, Luke 14:8 When thou shalt be bidden of any man to a wedding, set not thy selfe downe in the chiefest place, lest a more honourable man then thou, be bidden of him, Luke 14:9 And he that bade both him & thee, come, and say to thee, Giue this man roome, and thou then begin with shame to take the lowest roome. Luke 14:10 But when thou art bidden, goe and sit downe in the lowest roome, that when he that bade thee, cometh, he may say vnto thee, Friende, sit vp hier: then shalt thou haue worship in the presence of them that sit at table with thee. Luke 14:11 For whosoeuer exalteth himselfe, shall be brought lowe, and he that humbleth himselfe, shal be exalted.
to feast the poor:
Luke 14:12 Then said he also to him that had bidden him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friendes, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsemen, nor ye riche neighbours, lest they also bid thee againe, & a recompence be made thee. Luke 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call ye poore, the maimed, the lame, and the blind, Luke 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed, because they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the iust.
Luke 14:15 Nowe when one of them that sate at table, heard these things, he said vnto him, Blessed is he that eateth bread in the kingdome 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 saide he to 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 nowe readie. Luke 14:18 But they all with one mind beganne to make excuse: The first saide vnto him, I haue bought a farme, and I must needes goe out 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 proue them: I pray thee, haue me excused. Luke 14:20 And another said, I haue maried a wife, and therefore I can not come. Luke 14:21 So that seruaunt returned, and shewed his master these thinges. Then was the good man of the house angrie, and said to his seruant, Goe out quickely into the streetes and lanes of the citie, and bring in hither the poore, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blinde. Luke 14:22 And the seruaunt saide, Lorde, it is done as thou hast commaunded, and yet there is roome. Luke 14:23 Then the master sayd to the seruaunt, Goe out into the hie wayes, and hedges, and compell them to come in, that mine house may bee 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 Nowe there went great multitudes with him, and he turned and sayd vnto them, Luke 14:26 If any man come to mee, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters: yea, and his owne life also, he can not be my disciple. Luke 14:27 And whosoeuer beareth not his crosse, and commeth after mee, can not bee my disciple. Luke 14:28 For which of you minding to builde a towre, sitteth not downe before, and counteth the cost, whether hee haue sufficient to performe it, Luke 14:29 Lest that after he hath laide the foundation, and is not able to performe it, all that behold it, begin to mocke him, Luke 14:30 Saying, This man began to builde, and was not able to make an end? Luke 14:31 Or what King going to make warre against another King, sitteth not downe first, and taketh counsell, whether he be able with ten thousande, to meete him that commeth against him with twentie thousand? Luke 14:32 Or els while hee is yet a great way off, hee sendeth an ambassage, and desireth peace. Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoeuer hee 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 salt haue lost his sauour, wherewith shall it be salted? Luke 14:35 It is neither meete for the land, nor yet for the dunghill, but men cast it out. He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.