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

  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 14:28 FOR WHICH OF YOU INTENDING TO BUILD A TOWER SITTETH NOT DOWN FIRST AND COUNTETH THE COST WHETHER HE HAVE SUFFICIENT TO FINISH IT 14:29 LEST HAPLY AFTER HE HATH LAID THE FOUNDATION AND IS NOT ABLE TO FINISH IT ALL THAT BEHOLD IT BEGIN TO MOCK HIM MATTHEW 10:22 AND YOU SHALL BE HATED OF ALL MEN FOR MY NAMES SAKE BUT HE THAT ENDURETH UNTO THE END SHALL BE SAVED
  • Bruce
    Jim Hill: I hope all things are well. No matter why we walked away? The Father has opened Arms, waiting for our return! All his children one time or another sIn. Not like we did before salvation, for in Christ we sin a lot less! Thank you Lord for 1John 1:9. Some of us even take a walk for one day,one week, one year--? The Father is calling tenderly,gingerly come home. The end is in sight
  • Bruce
    E.Lesser:Matthew 22, Luke 14:16-24 is about non-believers being invited to come to the supper prepared for whosoever is on the list. Most are too busy to be bothered they are on Broadway Matthew7:13. If you're not on the guest list "Revelations20.15".
    Have you been invited? John6:44,ready 1John 1:9,Matthew3:11.
    You will know !! 2nd Corinthians5:17. What a day that will be!
    Never ending never
  • Oluwagbemiro
    To become the Lord's disciple, you must be ready to back the things of this world and face the cross alone.
  • 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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