Luke Chapter 14
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2 Christ healeth the dropsie on the Sabbath: 7 teacheth humilitie: 12 to feast the poore: 15 Vnder the parable of the great supper, sheweth how worldly minded men, who contemne the word of God, shalbe shut out of heauen. 25 Those who wil be his disciples, to beare their crosse must make their accounts aforehand, lest with shame they reuolt from him afterward, 34 and become altogether vnprofitable, like salt that hath lost his sauour.
And it came to passe, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharises to eat bread on þe Sabbath day, that they watched him.
And behold, there was a certaine man before him, which had the dropsie.
And Iesus answering, spake vnto the Lawyers and Pharises, saying, Is it lawfull to heale on the Sabbath day?
And they held their peace. And he tooke him, and healed him, & let him go,
And answered them, saying, Which of you shall haue an asse or an oxe fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the Sabbath day?
And they could not answere him againe to these things.
The great supper.
¶ And he put foorth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked howe they chose out the chiefe roumes, saying vnto them,
When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not downe in the highest roume: lest a more honourable man then thou be bidden of him,
And hee that bade thee and him, come, and say to thee, Giue this man place: and thou begin with shame to take the lowest roume.
But when thou art bidden, goe and sit downe in the lowest roume, that when he that bade thee commeth, hee may say vnto thee, Friend, goe vp higher: then shalt thou haue worship in the presence of them that sit at meate with thee.10
For whosoeuer exalteth himselfe, shalbe abased: and hee that humbleth himselfe, shalbe exalted.11
¶ Then said hee also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsemen, nor thy rich neighbours, lest they also bid thee againe, and a recompence be made thee.
But when thou makest a feast, call the poore, the maimed, the lame, the blinde,13
And thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the iust.
¶ And when one of them that sate at meate with him, heard these things, he said vnto him, Blessed is hee that shall eate bread in the kingdom of God.15
Then said hee vnto him, A certaine man made a great supper, and bade many:16
And sent his seruant at supper time, to say to them that were bidden, Come, for all things are now ready.
And they all with one consent began to make excuse: The first said vnto him, I haue bought a piece of ground, and I must needs goe and see it: I pray thee haue me excused.
And another said, I haue bought fiue yoke of oxen, and I goe to prooue them: I pray thee haue me excused.
And another said, I haue maried a wife: and therefore I cannot come.
So that seruant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry, sayde to his seruant, Goe out quickely into the streetes and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poore, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blinde.
And the seruant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is roume.
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.
For I say vnto you, that none of those men which were bidden, shall taste of my supper.
¶ And there went great multitudes with him: and hee turned, and said vnto them,
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea and his owne life also, hee cannot be my disciple.26
And whosoeuer doeth not beare his crosse, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
For which of you intending to build a towre, sitteth not downe first, and counteth the cost, whether he haue sufficient to finish it?
Lest haply after hee hath laide the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it, begin to mock him,
Saying, This man beganne to build, and was not able to finish.
Or what king going to make war against another king, sitteth not downe first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand, to meete him that commeth against him with twentie thousand?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, hee sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
So likewise, whosoeuer he be of you, that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
¶ Salt is good: but if the salt haue lost his sauour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?34
It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill: but men cast it out. He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.
Luke Chapter 14 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
10 Prou. 25. 5
11 Mat. 23. 12.
13 Tob.4 7.
15 Reu. 19.9.
16 Mat. 22.2.
26 Matth. 10. 37.
34 Mat. 5. 13.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania