NASB — Luke 14 — KJV

Jesus Heals on the Sabbath

1 It happened that when He went into the house of one of the Ileaders of the Pharisees on [the] Sabbath to eat bread, athey were watching Him closely. 2 And Ithere in front of Him was a man suffering from dropsy. 3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the Ialawyers and Pharisees, saying, bIs it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” 4 But they kept silent. And He took hold of him and healed him, and sent him away. 5 And He said to them, IaWhich one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?” 6 aAnd they could make no reply to this.

[1] II.e. members of the Sanhedrin aMk 3:2
[2] ILit behold
[3] II.e. experts in Mosaic Law aMt 22:35 bMt 12:2; Lk 13:14
[5] ILit Whose son of you...will fall aMt 12:11; Lk 13:15
[6] aMt 22:46; Lk 20:40

Parable of the Guests

7 ¶ And He [began] speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how athey had been picking out the places of honor [at the table], saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, ado not Itake the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him, 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give [your] place to this man,’ and then ain disgrace you Iproceed to occupy the last place. 10 But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, ‘Friend, amove up higher’; then you will have honor in the sight of all who Iare at the table with you. 11 aFor everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

[7] aMt 23:6
[8] ILit recline at aPv 25:6, 7
[9] ILit begin aLk 3:8
[10] ILit recline at the table aPv 25:6, 7
[11] a2S 22:28; Pv 29:23; Mt 23:12; Lk 1:52; 18:14; Jm 4:10

12 ¶ And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and [that] will be your repayment. 13 But when you give a Ireception, invite [the] poor, [the] crippled, [the] lame, [the] blind, 14 and you will be blessed, since they Ido not have [the means] to repay you; for you will be repaid at athe resurrection of the righteous.”

[13] IOr banquet
[14] IOr are unable to aJn 5:29; Ac 24:15; Rv 20:4, 5

15 ¶ When one of those who were reclining [at the table] with Him heard this, he said to Him, “aBlessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”

[15] aRv 19:9

Parable of the Dinner

16 But He said to him, aA man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; 17 and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’ 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a Ipiece of land and I need to go out and look at it; IIplease consider me excused.’ 19 Another one said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; Iplease consider me excused.’ 20 Another one said, ‘aI have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’ 21 And the slave came [back] and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22 And the slave said, ‘Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23 And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel [them] to come in, so that my house may be filled. 24 For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.’”

[16] aMt 22:2-14; Lk 14:16-24
[18] IOr field IILit I request you
[19] ILit I request you
[20] aDt 24:5; 1Co 7:33

Discipleship Tested

25 ¶ Now Ilarge crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, 26 aIf anyone comes to Me, and does not Ihate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 Whoever does not acarry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and aconsider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand [men] to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends Ia delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who adoes not give up all his own possessions.

[25] ILit many
[26] II.e. by comparison of his love for Me aMt 10:37
[27] aMt 10:38; 16:24; Mk 8:34; Lk 9:23
[31] aPv 20:18
[32] IOr an embassy
[33] aPhp 3:7; He 11:26

34“Therefore, salt is good; but aif even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? 35 It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. aHe who has ears to hear, Ilet him hear.”

[34] aMt 5:13; Mk 9:50
[35] IOr hear! Or listen! aMt 11:15


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1 ¶ And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.

[1] Ps 37:32; 41:6; 62:4; 64:5; Pv 23:7; Is 29:20, 21; Jr 20:10; Mk 3:2; Lk 6:7; 7:34; 11:37, 53; 20:20; Jn 3:1; Ac 5:34; 1Co 9:19.

Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath:

2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. 3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day? 4 And they held their peace. And he took [him], and healed him, and let him go; 5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? 6 And they could not answer him again to these things.

[3] Mt 12:10; Mk 3:4; Lk 6:9; 11:44; 13:14; Jn 7:23.
[4] Mt 21:25; 22:46.
[5] Ex 23:4; Dn 4:24; Mt 12:11; Lk 13:15.
[6] Lk 13:17; 20:26, 40; 21:15; Ac 6:10.

teacheth humility:

7 ¶ And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, 8 When thou art bidden of any [man] to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; 9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. 10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. 11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

[7] Jg 14:12; Pv 8:1; Ezk 17:2; Mt 13:34; 23:6; Mk 12:38; Lk 11:43; 20:46; Ac 8:18; Php 2:3; 3Jn 1:9.
[8] Pv 25:6.
[9] Es 6:6; Pv 3:35; 11:2; 16:18; Ezk 28:2; Dn 4:30.
[10] 1S 15:17; Pv 15:33; 25:6; Is 60:14; Rv 3:9.
[11] 1S 15:17; Jb 22:29; 40:10; Ps 18:27; 138:6; Pv 15:33; 18:12; 29:23; Is 2:11, 17; 57:15; Mt 23:12; Lk 1:51; 18:14; Jm 4:6; 1P 5:5.

to feast the poor:

12 ¶ Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor [thy] rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

[12] Pv 14:20; 22:16; Zc 7:5; Mt 5:46; 6:1, 16; Lk 1:53; 6:32; Jm 2:1.
[13] Dt 14:29; 16:11, 14; 26:12; 2S 6:19; 2Ch 30:24; Ne 8:10, 12; Jb 29:13, 15; 31:16; Pv 3:9; 14:31; 31:6; Is 58:7, 10; Mt 14:14; 15:32; 22:10; Lk 11:41; 14:21; Ac 2:44; 4:34; 9:39; Ro 12:13; 1Ti 3:2; 5:10; Tit 1:8; Phm 1:7; He 13:2.
[14] Pv 19:17; Dn 12:2; Mt 6:4; 10:41; 25:34; Lk 20:35; Jn 5:29; Ac 24:15; Php 4:18.

15 ¶ And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed [is] he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

[15] Mt 8:11; 25:10; Lk 12:37; 13:29; 22:30; Jn 6:27; Rv 19:9.

under the parable of the great supper, sheweth how worldly minded men, who contemn the Word of God, shall be shut out of heaven.

16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. 18 And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. 21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

[16] Pv 9:1; So 5:1; Is 25:6; 55:1; Jr 31:12; Zc 10:7; Mt 22:2; Mk 16:15; Rv 3:20; 22:17.
[17] Pv 9:1; Mt 3:1; 10:1; 11:27; 22:3; Lk 3:4; 9:1; 10:1; Jn 7:37; Ac 2:38; 3:24; 13:26, 38; 2Co 5:18; 6:1.
[18] Is 28:12; 29:11; Jr 5:4; 6:10, 16; Mt 22:5; 24:38; Lk 8:14; 17:26; 18:24; 20:4; Jn 1:11; 5:40; Ac 13:45; 18:5; 28:25; 1Ti 6:9; 2Ti 4:4, 10; He 12:16; 1Jn 2:15.
[20] Lk 14:26; 18:29; 1Co 7:29, 33.
[21] 1S 2:8; 25:12; Ps 2:12; 38:7; 113:7; Pv 1:20; 8:2; 9:3; Is 33:23; 35:6; Jr 5:1; Zc 11:7, 11; Mt 11:5, 28; 15:12; 18:31; 21:28; 22:7; Lk 7:22; 9:10; 14:13, 24; 24:47; Jn 4:39; 7:47; 9:39; Ac 8:4; He 2:3; 12:25; 13:17; Jm 2:5; Rv 15:1; 19:15; 22:17.
[22] Ps 103:6; 130:7; Jn 14:2; Ac 1:1; Ep 3:8; Col 2:9; 1Ti 2:5; 1Jn 2:2; Rv 7:4.
[23] Gn 19:2; Ps 98:3; 110:3; Is 11:10; 19:24; 27:13; 49:5; 66:19; Zc 14:8; Mal 1:11; Mt 21:43; 22:9; 28:19; Lk 24:29; Ac 9:15; 10:44; 11:18; 13:47; 16:15; 18:6; 22:21; 26:18; 28:28; Ro 10:18; 11:13; 15:9; 1Co 9:19; 2Co 5:11, 20; 6:1; Ep 2:11; Col 1:23, 28; 2Ti 4:2.
[24] Pv 1:24; Mt 21:43; 22:8; 23:38; Jn 3:19, 36; 8:21, 24; Ac 13:46; He 12:25.

Those who will be his disciples, to bear their cross must make their accounts aforehand, lest with shame they revolt from him afterward,

25 ¶ And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]? 29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish [it], all that behold [it] begin to mock him, 30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

[25] Lk 12:1; Jn 6:24.
[26] Gn 29:30; Dt 13:6; 21:15; 33:9; Jb 7:15; Ps 73:25; Ec 2:17; Mal 1:2; Mt 10:37; Jn 12:25; Ac 20:24; Ro 9:13; Php 3:8; Rv 12:11.
[27] Mt 10:38; 13:21; 16:24; Mk 8:34; 10:21; 15:21; Lk 9:23; Jn 19:17; Ac 14:22; 2Ti 1:12; 3:12.
[28] Gn 11:4; Jsh 24:19; Pv 24:27; Mt 8:20; 10:22; 20:22; Lk 14:33; Ac 21:13; 1Th 3:4; 2P 1:13.
[30] Mt 7:27; 27:3; Ac 1:18; 1Co 3:11; He 6:4, 11; 10:38; 2P 2:19; 2Jn 1:8.
[31] 1K 20:11; 2K 18:20; Pv 20:18; 25:8.
[32] 1K 20:31; 2K 10:4; Jb 40:9; Mt 5:25; Lk 12:58; Ac 12:20; Jm 4:6.
[33] Lk 5:11, 28; 14:26; 18:22, 28; Ac 5:1; 8:19; Php 3:7; 2Ti 4:10; 1Jn 2:15.

and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that hath lost his savour.

34Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; [but] men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

[34] Lv 2:13; Mt 5:13; Mk 9:49; Col 4:6; He 2:4.
[35] Mt 11:15; 13:9; Lk 8:8; 9:44; Jn 15:6; Rv 2:7, 11, 17, 29.


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