Luke 14:1 And it chaunsed that he went into the house of one of the chiefe Phariseis to eate breade, on a Saboth daye: and they watched hym.
Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath:
Luke 14:2 And beholde there was a man before hym whiche had the dropsye. Luke 14:3 And Iesus aunswered and spake vnto the lawyars and Pharyseis sayinge: is it lawfull to heale on the Saboth daye? Luke 14:4 And they helde theyr peace: And he toke hym, and healed him, and let hym go: Luke 14:5 and aunswered them saying, which of you shall haue an asse, or an oxe fallen into a pytte, and wyll not straighte waye pul him out on the Saboth daye? Luke 14:6 And they coulde not aunswere hym agayne to that.
Luke 14:7 He put forth a similitude to the gestes, when he marked howe they preased to the hyest roumes, and sayed vnto them: Luke 14:8 When thou arte bydden to a weddynge of anye man, sit not downe in the hyest roume, least a more honorable man then thou be bydden of hym, Luke 14:9 & he that bade both hym and the, come and saye to the: geue thys man roume, and thou then begynne with shame to take the lowest roume. Luke 14:10 But rather when thou arte bydden, go and sit in the lowest roume, that when he that bade the, commeth, he maye saye vnto the frende sit vp hyer. Then shalte thou haue worshyppe in the preseuce of them that sitte at meat with the. Luke 14:11 For whosoeuer exalteth him selfe, shalbe broughte lowe. And he that humbleth him selfe, shalbe exalted.
to feast the poor:
Luke 14:12 Then sayde he also to hym that had desyered hym to dyner. When thou makest a dyner or a supper: call not thy frendes, nor thy brethren, neyther thy kynsmen nor yet ryche neyghboures: least they byd the agayne, and a recompence be made the. Luke 14:13 But when thou makest a feaste, call the poore the maymed, the lame, and the blynde, Luke 14:14 & thou shalte be happy, for they can not recompence the. But thou shalte be recompensed at the resurreccyon of the iust men.
Luke 14:15 When one of them that sate at meate also hearde that, he sayed vnto hym: happye is he that eateth breade in the kyngdom 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 to hym. A certayne man ordeyned a greate supper, and bade manye, Luke 14:17 & sente hys seruaunte at supper tyme to saye to them that were bydden, come, for all thynges are nowe readye. Luke 14:18 And they all at once began to make excuse. The fyrste sayed vnto him: I haue boughte a ferme, and muste nedes go, & se it, I pray the haue me excused. Luke 14:19 And another sayed: I haue bought fyue yocke of oxen, and I go to proue them, I praye the haue me excused. Luke 14:20 The thyrde sayed: I haue maryed a wyfe and therfore I can not come. Luke 14:21 And the seruaunt went and brought his mayster worde therof. Then was the good man of the house displeased, and sayed to hys seruaunt: Go oute quickly into the streates and quarters of the citie, and brynge in hyther the poore, and the maymed and the halte and the blynde. Luke 14:22 And þe seruaunt sayde: Lorde it is done as thou commaundest, and yet there is roume. Luke 14:23 And the Lorde sayd to the seruaunt: Go oute into the hygh waies, and hedges and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. Luke 14:24 For I saye vnto you that 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 There went a great companye with him, and he turned and sayde vnto them: Luke 14:26 If a man come to me, and hate not hys father and mother, and wyfe, and chyldren and brethren & systers, moreouer and hys owne lyfe, he can not be my disciple. Luke 14:27 And whosoeuer beare not his crosse, and come after me can not be my disciple. Luke 14:28 Which of you disposed to buylde a tower, sitteth not doune before, & counteth the costes whether he haue sufficient to performe it, Luke 14:29 leste after he hath layde the foundacion, and is not able to performe it, all that beholde it beginne to mocke hym, Luke 14:30 saiyng: this man beganne to buylde, and was not able to make an end. Luke 14:31 Or what kynge goeth to make batayle agaynste another kynge, & sytteth not doune fyrste, and casteth in hys mynd, whyther he be able with ten thousande to mete hym that cometh against him with twentye thousande. Luke 14:32 Or els whyle þe other is yet a great waye of, he wyll send embassetours, and desire peace. Luke 14:33 So likewise none of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, can be my discyple.
and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that hath lost his savour.
Luke 14:34 Salt is good, but yf salt haue loste her saltnes, what shall be seasoned therwith? Luke 14:35 It is neyther good for the lande nor yet for þe doung hyll, but men caste it out at the dores. He that hath eares to heare, let hym heare.