Luke 14:16–35

16 Then said he unto him, xA certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17 And sent his servant at supper time yto 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 za 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 aI 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 bthe 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, cGo out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I say unto you, dThat none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 eIf any man come to me, and fhate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and ghis own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 27 hAnd whosoever doth not ibear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, kintending 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 lhim that cometh against him mwith twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an nambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that oforsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. 34 pSalt is good: pqbut if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? 35 It is neither rfit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but qmen cast it out. sHe that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

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