Luke 14:7

“ And he put foorth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked howe they chose out the chiefe roumes, saying vnto them,”

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Other Translations

And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
- King James Version

And He {began} speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor {at the table,} saying to them,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he spake a parable unto those that were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying unto them,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he gave teaching in the form of a story to the guests who came to the feast, when he saw how they took the best seats; saying to them,
- Basic English Bible

And he spoke a parable to those that were invited, remarking how they chose out the first places, saying to them,
- Darby Bible

And he put forth a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them,
- Webster's Bible

Then, when He noticed that the invited guests chose the best seats, He used this as an illustration and said to them,
- Weymouth Bible

He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, and said to them,
- World English Bible

He seide also a parable to men bodun to a feeste, and biheld hou thei chesen the first sittyng placis, and seide to hem,
- Wycliffe Bible

And he spake a simile unto those called, marking how they were choosing out the first couches, saying unto them,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 14:7


14:7 He spake a parable - The ensuing discourse is so termed, because several parts are not to be understood literally. The general scope of it is, Not only at a marriage feast, but on every occasion, he that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that abaseth himself shall be exalted.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 14:7


Lu 14:7-11 Put forth a parable. In this case a spiritual meaning lies under the social instruction. Chose out the chief rooms. The places of honor at the table. Certain seats were considered the most honorable. The Savior's instruction insists upon humility. The spiritual lesson is that one must not, like Diotrephes, seek the pre-eminence (see 3Jo 1:9), but be content to work in lowly places, from whence he can be invited higher if his merits so demand.

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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