Luke 14 ©
Christ healeth the dropsy on the sabbath, and justifieth his doing so: he recommendeth humility; and hospitality toward the poor. The parable of the marriage supper, and of the guests, who making excuses were excluded, and their rooms filled by others: he adviseth those who are willing to be his disciples to examine beforehand their resolution in case of persecutions. The unprofitableness of salt, when it hath lost its savour.
And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
When thou art *bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
And he that *bade thee and him come and say to thee, *Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
¶Then said he also to him that *bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy lrich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
sAnd they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to *prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house ubeing angry said to his servant, vGo out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the wpoor, and the maimed, and the x*halt, and the blind.
And the lord said unto the servant, aGo out into the highways and hedges, and bcompel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
¶And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
*Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,