Luke 14:1 And it came to pass, when he entered into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees, on a Sabbath, to eat bread, that, they, were narrowly watching him.
Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath:
Luke 14:2 And lo! there was, a certain man, who had the dropsy, before him. Luke 14:3 And Jesus, answering, spake unto the Lawyers and Pharisees, sayingIs it allowed, on the Sabbath, to cure, or not? But, they, held their peace. Luke 14:4 And taking hold [of him] he healed and dismissed him, Luke 14:5 and, unto them, saidWhich of you, shall have a son or an ox that, into a pit, shall fall, and will not straightway pull him up, on the day of rest? Luke 14:6 And they could not return an answer unto these things.
Luke 14:7 And he went on to speak, unto the invited, a parable,observing how, the first couches, they were choosing; saying unto them Luke 14:8 Whensoever thou hast been invited by anyone unto a marriage feast, do not recline on the first couch; lest once, a more honourable than thou, have been invited by him, Luke 14:9 and he that invited both thee and him should come, and say unto theeGive, unto this one, place! and, then, thou shouldst begin, with shame, the last place, to occupy. Luke 14:10 But, whensoever thou hast been invited, pass on and fall back into the last place, that, whensoever he that hath invited thee shall come, he may say unto theeFriend! come close up, higher. Then, shalt thou have honour before all who are reclining together with thee. Luke 14:11 Because, everyone who exalteth himself, shall be abased; and, he that abaseth himself, shall be exalted?
to feast the poor:
Luke 14:12 Moreover he went on to say, unto him also who had invited him,Whensoever thou mayest be making a dinner or a supper, do not call thy friends, or thy brothers, or thy kinsfolk, or rich neighbours,lest once, they also, invite thee in return, and it become a recompense unto thee. Luke 14:13 But, whensoever, an entertainment, thou mayest be making, invite the destitute, the tried, the lame, the blind; Luke 14:14 and, happy, shalt thou be, that they have not wherewith to recompense thee, for it shall be recompensed unto thee, in the resurrection of the righteous.
Luke 14:15 And one of those reclining together, hearing these things, said unto himHappy, whoever shall eat bread in the kingdom 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, said unto himA certain man, was making a great supper, and invited many; Luke 14:17 and he sent out his servant, at the hour of the supper, to say unto the invitedBe coming! because, even now, is it, ready. Luke 14:18 And they all began, one after another to excuse themselves. The first, said unto himA field, have I bought, and have need to go out and see it: I request thee, hold me excused. Luke 14:19 And, another, saidFive yoke of oxen, have I bought, and am going my way to prove them; I request thee, hold me excused. Luke 14:20 And, another, saidA wife, have I married, and, for this cause, I cannot come! Luke 14:21 And, going near, the servant reported unto his lord these things. Then, provoked to anger, the master of the house said unto his servantGo out quickly, into the broadways and streets of the city,and, the destitute, and tried, and blind, and lame, bring thou in here. Luke 14:22 And the servant saidLord! what thou didst order, hath been done; and, yet, there is, room. Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servantGo out among the highways and fences, and compel them to come in; that my house may be filled. Luke 14:24 For, I say unto youNot one of those men who had been invited, 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 And there were journeying together with him many multitudes; and, turning, he said unto them Luke 14:26 If anyone cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, further also, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27 Whoever beareth not his own cross, and cometh after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:28 For, who from among you, wishing to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost,whether he hath sufficient for completion; Luke 14:29 lest once, he having laid a foundation, and not being able to finish, all who are looking on, should begin to mock at him, Luke 14:30 sayingThis man, began to build, and was not able to finish! Luke 14:31 Or, what king, moving on to encounter, another king, in battle, will not sit down first and take counsel, whether he is able, with ten thousand, to meet him who, with twenty thousand, is coming against him. Luke 14:32 And, if not, by any means, while he is yet afar off, he sendeth, an embassy, and requesteth the conditions of peace. Luke 14:33 Thus, therefore, everyone from amongst you, who doth not bid adieu unto all his own possessions, cannot be my disciple.
and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that hath lost his savour.
Luke 14:34 Good, therefore is the salt; but, if, even the salt, become tasteless, wherewith shall it be seasoned? Luke 14:35 Neither for land nor for manure, is it, fit: outside, they cast it! He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.