Luke 14:23

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.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said vnto the seruant, Goe out into the high wayes and hedges, and compell them to come in, that my house may be filled.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and constrain `them' to come in, that my house may be filled.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the roads and the fields, and make them come in, so that my house may be full.
- Basic English Bible

And the lord said to the bondman, Go out into the ways and fences and compel to come in, that my house may be filled;
- Darby Bible

And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
- Webster's Bible

`Go out,' replied the master, `to the high roads and hedge-rows, and compel the people to come in, so that my house may be filled.
- Weymouth Bible

The lord said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
- World English Bible

And the lord seide to the seruaunt, Go out in to weies and heggis, and constreine men to entre, that myn hous be fulfillid.
- Wycliffe Bible

`And the lord said unto the servant, Go forth to the ways and hedges, and constrain to come in, that my house may be filled;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 14:23


14:23 Compel them to come in - With all the violence of love, and the force of God's word. Such compulsion, and such only, in matters of religion, was used by Christ and his apostles.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 14:23


Lu 14:23 Go out into the highways and hedges. Far away--to the Gentiles. Compel [them] to come in. Use the constraining power of the love of the gospel.

Discussion for Luke 14

  • Debra Howard
    I thought he was hung 0n a tree.
  • Oluwagbemiro
    To become the Lord's disciple, you must be ready to back the things of this world and face the cross alone.
  • BSP
    We have to be willing to go through suffering or shame in imitation of Jesus in order to be his disciples.
  • Jim Hill
    Talk about being smacked in the face! God why did I walk away...
  • Ray Lefebvre
    After my initial salvation 21 years ago according to the Word of God Acts 2:38 to bear His cross is to endure to the end. Matthew 10:22 To endure is to live in the Spirit by actively displaying the fruit of the Spirit Matthew 7:20 Galatians 5:22-23 God bless you all.
  • MockingBird
    The cross that Jesus bore was doing the will of the Father. He said "Not my will , but thy will be done". He did what God commanded of Him to do. He was willing to do what His Father commanded. My cross is to do whatever my Father commands me from His word.

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