Luke 14:1 And it chaunsed, that he went into the house of one of the chefe Pharyses to eate breed on a Saboth daye: and they watched hym.
Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath:
Luke 14:2 And beholde, ther was a certayne man before him which had the dropsye. Luke 14:3 And Iesus answered and spake vnto the lawers and Pharyses, sayinge: is it laufull to heale on the Saboth daye? Luke 14:4 And they helde theyr peace. And he toke him and healed him, and let him go: Luke 14:5 and answered them, sayinge, which of you shall haue an asse or an oxe fallen into a pytt and wyll not strayght waye pull him out on the Saboth daye? Luke 14:6 And they coulde not answere him agayne to these thinges.
Luke 14:7 He put forth also a symilitude to the gestes, when he marked how they preased to þe hyest roumes, and sayde vnto them: Luke 14:8 When þu art bydden of anye man to a weddynge, syt not downe in the hyest rowme, lest a more honorable man then thou be bydden of him, Luke 14:9 and he (that bade him and the) come, and saye to the: geue this man rowme, and thou then beginne wt shame to take the lowest rowme. Luke 14:10 But rather when thou art bydden, go and syt in the lowest rowme: that when he that bade the, commeth, he maye saye vnto the: frende syt vp hyer. Then shalt þu haue worshipp in the presence of them that syt at meate with the. Luke 14:11 For whosoeuer exalteth him self, 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 had desired him to dyner: When thou makest a diner or a supper, call not thy frendes, nor thy brethren, nether thy kynsmen ner thy ryche neyghbours: lest they also bydde the agayne, and a recompence be made the. Luke 14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poore, the feble, the lame, and the blynde, Luke 14:14 & thou shalt be happy, for they can not recompence the But thou shalt be recompensed at the resurreccyon of the iuste men.
Luke 14:15 When one of them (that sat at meate also) hearde these thynges, he sayd vnto him: 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 him. A certayne man ordened a greate supper, and bade many, Luke 14:17 and sent his seruaunt at supper tyme, to saye to them that were bydden, come: for all thinges are now ready. Luke 14:18 And they all atonce beganne to make excuse. The fyrst sayde vnto him: I haue bought a farme, and I must nedes go, & se it, I praye the haue me excused. Luke 14:19 And another sayde: I haue bought fyue yooke of oxen, and I go to proue them, I praye the, haue me excused. Luke 14:20 And another sayde: I haue maried a wyfe, and therfore I cannot come. Luke 14:21 And the seruaunt returned and brought his master worde agayne therof. Then was the good man of the house displeased, and sayde to his seruaunt: Goo out quickly into the stretes and quarters of the cytie, and bring in hyther the poore, and the feble, and the halt and the blynde. Luke 14:22 And the seruaunt sayd: Lorde, it is done as thou hast commaunded, and yet there is rowme. Luke 14:23 And þe Lorde sayd to the seruaunt: Go out vnto the hye wayes and hedges, and compell them to come in, that my house maye be fylled, Luke 14:24 For I saye vnto you, þt none of those men which were bydden, shall tast 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 Ther went a greate company with hym, and he turned, and sayd vnto them: Luke 14:26 If a man come to me, and hate not hys father and mother, and wyfe and chyldren, and brethren, and systers, yee, and his awne lyfe also, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27 And whosoeuer doth not beare his crosse, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:28 Which of you disposed to buylde a toure, sytteth not downe before, and counteth the cost, whether he haue sufficient to performe it? Luke 14:29 lest after he hath layde the foundacyon, and is not able to performe it, all that beholde it, begynne to mocke hym, Luke 14:30 sayinge: this man beganne to buylde, & was not able to make an ende? Luke 14:31 Or what kyng goinge to make batayle agaynst another kinge, sytteth not downe fyrst, and casteth in his mynde, whether he be able with ten thousande, to mete him, that commeth agaynst him with .xx. thousande? Luke 14:32 Or els while the other is yet a greate waye of he sendeth ambassatoures, and desireth peace. Luke 14:33 So lykewyse, 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 yf salt haue loste the saltnes, what shal be seasoned ther with? Luke 14:35 It is nether good for the lande, nor yet for the donge hill, but men cast it out at the dores. He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.