And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Shabbat day, that they watched Him.
2 And, behold, there was a certain man before Him who had the dropsy.
3 And YHWH answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Shabbat day?”
4 And they held their peace. And He took him, and healed him, and let him go;
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 Shabbat day?”
6 And they could not answer Him again to these things.
7 And He put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when He marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
8 “When you are bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than you be bidden of him;
9 And he that bade you and him come and say to you, ‘Give this man place;’ and you begin with shame to take the lowest room.
10 But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade you cometh, he may say unto you, ‘Friend, go up higher;’ then shalt you have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with you.
11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
12 Then said He also to him that bade Him, “When you makest a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brethren, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbours; lest they also bid you again, and a recompence be made you.
13 But when you makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind;
14 And you shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense you; for you shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.”
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 (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)).’
16 Then said He unto him, “A certain man made a great supper, and bade many;
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, ‘Come; for all things are now ready.’
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 you have me excused.’
19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yokes of oxen, and I go to prove them. I pray you have me excused.’
20 And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’
21 So that servant came, and shewed his master 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.’
22 And the servant said, ‘Master, it is done as you have commanded, and yet there is room.’
23 And the master said unto the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I say unto you, that none of those men who were bidden shall taste of my supper.’”
25 And there went great multitudes with Him; and He turned, and said unto them,
26 “If any man come to Me, and hate (love less) not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.
27 And whosoever doth not bear his stake, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.
28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he has sufficient to finish it?
29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
30 Saying, ‘This man began to build, and was not able to finish.’
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?
32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple.
34 Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
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.”