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20. Healing a man of dropsy on the Sabbath 14:1-6
Luke 14 :1 14:1 And as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a Sabbath to aeat bread, they were 1bwatching Him closely.
Luke 14 :2 14:2 And behold, there was before Him a certain man suffering from 1dropsy.
Luke 14 :3 14:3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the alawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the bSabbath or not?
Luke 14 :4 14:4 But they were quiet. And He took hold of him and healed him and sent him away.
Luke 14 :5 14:5 And He said to them, Which of you having a 1adonkey or an ox that falls into a well will not immediately pull it out on the Sabbath day?
Luke 14 :6 14:6 And they were anot able to reply to these things.
21. Teaching the invited and the inviting one 14:7-14
Luke 14 :7 14:7 And He told a parable to those who had been invited, when He noticed how they were choosing the aplaces of honor, saying to them,
Luke 14 :8 14:8 When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not recline in the place of honor, lest someone more honorable than you may have been invited by him,
Luke 14 :9 14:9 And he who invited you and him come and say to you, Give this one that place; and then you begin with shame to occupy the last place.
Luke 14 :10 14:10 But when you are invited, go and recline in the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, Friend, acome up higher. Then you will have glory before all those reclining with you.
Luke 14 :11 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself shall be ahumbled, and he who bhumbles himself shall be exalted.
Luke 14 :12 14:12 And He said also to the one who had invited Him, When you make a morning meal or a dinner, do not call your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and it become a arepayment to you.
Luke 14 :13 14:13 But when you give a reception, invite the 1poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
Luke 14 :14 14:14 And you will be blessed, because they do not have anything with which to repay you; for it will be repaid to you in the 1aresurrection of the righteous.
22. Teaching concerning the acceptance of God's invitation 14:15-24
Luke 14 :15 14:15 And one of those reclining at table with Him, hearing these things, said to Him, aBlessed is he who shall eat bread in the bkingdom of God.
Luke 14 :16 14:16 And He said to him, A certain man was making a 1great dinner and invited many;
Luke 14 :17 14:17 And he sent his slave at the dinner hour to say to those who had been invited, Come, for all things are now ready.
Luke 14 :18 14:18 And they all with one consent began to make excuses. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of land, and I need to go out and see it. I ask you, have me excused.
Luke 14 :19 14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to prove them. I ask you, have me excused.
Luke 14 :20 14:20 And another said, I have amarried a wife, and because of this I cannot come.
Luke 14 :21 14:21 And the slave came up and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and told his slave, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the apoor and crippled and blind and lame.
Luke 14 :22 14:22 And the slave said, Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.
Luke 14 :23 14:23 And the master said to the slave, Go out into the roads and hedges and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.
Luke 14 :24 14:24 For I tell you that none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.
23. Teaching how to follow the Man-Savior 14:25-35
Luke 14 :25 14:25 And there were great crowds going along with Him, and He turned and said to them,
Luke 14 :26 14:26 1If anyone acomes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and moreover, even his own bsoul-life, he cannot be My disciple.
Luke 14 :27 14:27 Whoever does not carry his own 1across and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Luke 14 :28 14:28 For which of you, wanting to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, whether he has 1enough to complete it?
Luke 14 :29 14:29 Lest perhaps, once he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all those looking on will begin to mock him,
Luke 14 :30 14:30 Saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish.
Luke 14 :31 14:31 Or what king, going to engage another king in war, will not first sit down and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
Luke 14 :32 14:32 Otherwise, while he is yet at a distance, he sends an envoy and asks for the terms of peace.
Luke 14 :33 14:33 In the same way therefore everyone of you who does not aforsake all his own possessions cannot be My disciple.
Luke 14 :34 14:34 1Therefore 2salt is good; but if even the salt becomes tasteless, with what will its saltiness be restored?
Luke 14 :35 14:35 It is fit neither for the land nor for the manure pile; they will throw it aout. He who has ears to hear, let him bhear.
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