1And it was done, when he had entered into the house of a prince of Pharisees, in the sabbath, to eat bread, they espied him.
2And lo! a man sick in the dropsy was before him.
3And Jesus answering spake to the wise men of [the] law, and to the Pharisees, and said, Whether it is leaveful to heal in the sabbath?
4And they held peace. And Jesus took, and healed him, and let him go.
5And he answered to them, and said, Whose ass or ox of you shall fall into a pit, and he shall not anon draw him out in the day of sabbath?
6And they might not answer to him to these things.
7He said also a parable of men bidden to a feast, and he beheld how they chose the first sitting places, and said to them,
8When thou art bidden to bridals [or When thou shalt be bidden to weddings], sit not at the meat in the first place; lest peradventure a worthier than thou be bidden of him,
9and lest he come that called thee and him, and say to thee, Give place to this, and then thou shalt begin with shame to hold the lowest place.
10But when thou art bidden to a feast, go, and sit down in the last place, that when he cometh, that bade thee to the feast, he say to thee, Friend, come [up] higher. Then worship shall be to thee, before men that sit [together] at the meat.
11For each that enhanceth himself, shall be lowed [or be made low]; and he that meeketh himself, shall be highed.
12And he said to him, that had bidden him to the feast, When thou makest a meat, or a supper, do not thou call thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy cousins, neither neighbours, nor rich men; lest peradventure they bid thee again to the feast, and it be yielded again to thee.
13But when thou makest a feast, call poor men, feeble [men], crooked, and blind,
14and thou shalt be blessed; for they have not whereof to yield [again] to thee, for it shall be yielded to thee in the rising again of just men.
15And when one of them that sat together at the meat, had heard these things, he said to him, Blessed is he, that shall eat bread in the realm of God.
16And he said to him, A man made a great supper, and called many.
17And he sent his servant in the hour of supper, to say to men that were bidden to the feast, that they should come, for now all things be ready.
18And all began together to excuse them. The first said [to him], I have bought a town, and I have need to go out, and see it; I pray thee, have me excused.
19And the tother said, I have bought five yokes of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee, have me excused.
20And another said, I have wedded a wife; and therefore I may not come.
21And the servant turned again, and told these things to his lord. Then the husbandman was wroth, and said to his servant, Go out swiftly into the great streets and the small streets of the city, and bring in hither poor men, and feeble, [and] blind men, and crooked.
22And the servant said, Lord, it is done, as thou hast commanded, and yet there is a void place.
23And the lord said to the servant, Go out into ways and hedges, and constrain men to enter, that mine house be full-filled.
24For I say to you, that none of those men that be called, shall taste my supper.
25And much people went with him; and he turned, and said to them,
26If any man cometh to me, and hateth not his father, and mother, and wife, and sons, and brethren, and sisters or sistren, and yet his own life, he may not be my disciple.
27And he that beareth not his cross, and cometh after me, may not be my disciple.
28For who of you willing to build a tower, whether he sit not first or he first sitteth not, and counteth the expenses that be needful, if he have to perform?
29Lest after that he hath set the foundament, and may not perform, all that see, begin to scorn him,
30and say, For this man began to build, and might not make an end.
31Or what king that will go to do a battle against another king, whether he sitteth not first, and bethinketh, if he may with ten thousand go to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
32Else yet while he is afar, he send-eth a messenger, and prayeth those things that be of peace.
33So therefore each of you, that forsaketh not [or renounceth not] all things that he hath, may not be my disciple.
34Salt is good; but if salt vanish, in what thing shall it be savoured?
35Neither in earth, nor in [the] dunghill it is profitable, but it shall be cast out. He that hath ears of hearing, hear he.