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.
And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to
heal on the sabbath day?
And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
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?
And they could not answer him again to these things.
And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they
chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them.
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;
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.
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.
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall
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.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be
recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
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.
Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all
things are now ready.
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
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray
thee have me excused.
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
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.
And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is
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.
For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my
And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
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.
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth
the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all
that behold it begin to mock him,
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
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?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and
desireth conditions of peace.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot
be my disciple.
Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be
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.