14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.
14:1 Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely.

14:2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
14:2 And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy.

14:3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
14:3 And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"

14:4 And they held their peace. And he took [him], and healed him, and let him go;
14:4 But they kept silent. And He took him and healed him, and let him go.

14:5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
14:5 Then He answered them, saying, "Which of you, having a donkey or an ox that has fallen into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?"

14:6 And they could not answer him again to these things.
14:6 And they could not answer Him regarding these things.

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,
14:7 So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:

14:8 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;
14:8 "When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him;

14:9 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.
14:9 "and he who invited you and him come and say to you, 'Give place to this man,' and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.

14:10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
14:10 "But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, 'Friend, go up higher.' Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you.

14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
14:11 "For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

14:12 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] rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
14:12 Then He also said to him who invited Him, "When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid.

14:13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14:13 "But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind.

14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
14:14 "And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just."

14:15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed [is] he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
14:15 Now when one of those who sat at the table with Him heard these things, he said to Him, "Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God!"

14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
14:16 Then He said to him, "A certain man gave a great supper and invited many,

14:17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
14:17 "and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'

14:18 And 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.
14:18 "But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it. I ask you to have me excused.'

14:19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
14:19 "And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.'

14:20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
14:20 "Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'

14:21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
14:21 "So that servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.'

14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
14:22 "And the servant said, 'Master, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.'

14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled.
14:23 "Then the master said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

14:24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
14:24 'For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.'"

14:25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,
14:25 Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them,

14:26 If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
14:26 "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
14:27 "And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]?
14:28 "For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it--

14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish [it], all that behold [it] begin to mock him,
14:29 "lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,

14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
14:30 "saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'

14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?
14:31 "Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?

14:32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
14:32 "Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.

14:33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.
14:33 "So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

14:34 Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
14:34 "Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?

14:35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; [but] men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
14:35 "It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"