10"But when you are invited, take the lowest place. Then your host will come over to you. He will say, 'Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. 11Anyone who lifts himself up will be brought down. And anyone who is brought down will be lifted up." 12Then Jesus spoke to his host. "Suppose you give a lunch or a dinner," he said. "Do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, or your relatives, or your rich neighbors. If you do, they may invite you to eat with them. So you will be paid back. 13"But when you give a big dinner, invite those who are poor. Also invite those who can't walk, the disabled and the blind. 14Then you will be blessed. Your guests can't pay you back. But you will be paid back when those who are right with God rise from the dead." 7Jesus noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table. So he told them a story. 8He said, "Suppose someone invites you to a wedding feast. Do not take the place of honor. A person more important than you may have been invited. 9If so, the host who invited both of you will come to you. He will say, 'Give this person your seat.' Then you will be filled with shame. You will have to take the least important place.