Luke 14:23

“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.”

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Other Translations

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

"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

  • Obbie Beal
    34, Jesus knew, because of sin we became unfit and useless for GOD s purpose. We lost the purpose we were created for, see Ecclesiastes 12:13. But GOD through Jesus, see John 3:16-21, again makes available GOD s purpose available to you and I, plus, through Jesus SALVATION is available to us., thereby we can be at the Marriage-Supper-Of-the-Lamb, Revelation 19:9.
  • Obbie Beal
    Luke 14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Note: Jesus delivered John 3:16-21 to them us, and Jesus knows HE must return to the Father, so HE entrust to those who will, too continue delivering John 3:16-21 as one of HIS disciples. Forsaking all by living according to Jehovah GOD word.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 28-32, Jesus knew the importance of strategic-planning as it relates to Salvation, so Jesus taught us verse 28-32 as examples of strategic planning thereby we can understand there is always a cost to be considered as we live our life day-by-day, especially the cost required living as a Disciple-Of-Christ.
  • I AM THAT MICHAEL ISAAC DALE:
    The wicked say, Jesus knows he is on His way to the cross, and, Jesus is on His way to the cross thereby providing Salvation to the world, Man shews his evil intent but confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? It is written, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
  • Obbie Beal
    26-27 is given by Jesus to us to be taken into consideration. Note: Jesus is on His way to the cross thereby providing Salvation to the world, never-the-less on this particular day Jesus give to us two of His standards that must be taken into consideration, as it relate to Salvation.
  • Obbie Beal
    verse 16-24, He prepared a Great Supper and many were bidden, but they had so much to do. So many others was Sought-Out and allowed to fill the seat of the bidden. See Revelation 19:9. Note: Jesus knows he is on His way to the cross, so His mind is on The Kingdom Of GOD.

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