2 And 1there in front of Him was a man suffering from dropsy.
6 aAnd they could make no reply to this.
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,
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 1are at the table with you.
11 “aFor everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
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 1reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
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!”
16 But He said to him, “aA man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many;
19 “Another one said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; 1please 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.’
25 Now 1large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them,
27 “Whoever does not acarry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
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 1a 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.
34 “Therefore, salt is good; but aif even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
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