Luke 14:7

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

And he put foorth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked howe they chose out the chiefe roumes, saying vnto them,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.

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