14:1 And it came to pass that he entered on a sabbath into the house of some one of the chief men of the Pharisees to eat bread, and they were watching him.
2 And behold, there was before him a man that had the dropsy.
3 And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to cure on the sabbath, or not? But they were silent.
4 And he took him and restored him to health and let him go.
5 And answering, he said to them: Shall a son or ox of any one of you fall into a pit and will he not immediately draw him out on the sabbath day?
6 And they were not able to answer him to these things.
7 But when he observed how they chose out the chief places, he spoke a parable to those that were called saying to them:
8 When thou art called by any one to a marriage, do not recline on the chief place, lest a more honorable than thou may have been called by him,
9 and he that called thee and him shall come and say to thee: Give this man place, and then thou begin with shame to occupy the last place.
10 But when thou art called, go and recline on the last place; that when he that called thee come, he shall say to thee: Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have honor in the presence of those that recline with thee.
11 For every one that exalts himself shall be humbled, and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
12 And he said also to him that had called him: When thou wouldst make a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brothers, nor thy relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also call thee in turn, and a recompense be made thee.
13 But when thou wouldst make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,
14 and thou shalt be blessed: for they cannot recompense thee; but thou shalt have recompense in the resurrection of the just.
15 And some one of those that reclined with him, hearing these things, said to him: Blessed is he that eats bread in the kingdom of God.
16 But he said to him: A certain man made a great supper and called many;
17 and sent his servant at the hour of supper to say to those that had been called: Come, for it is now prepared.
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him: I have bought a field, and I must 1 needs go and see it: I pray thee, have me excused.
19 And another said: I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to prove them: I pray thee, have me excused.
20 And another said: I have married a wife and therefore I cannot come.
21 And the servant came back and reported these things to his lord. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant: Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and the poor and maimed and blind and lame bring in hither.
22 And the servant said: Lord, what thou didst command has been done, and yet there is room.
23 And the lord said to the servant: Go out into the roads and hedges; and compel them to come in, that my house may be full;
24 for I say: to you that not one of those men that have been called shall taste of my supper.
25 And many multitudes journeyed with him; and he turned and said to them:
26 If any one comes to me and hates not his father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
27 Whoever does not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.
28 For what one of you intending to build a tower sits not down first and counts the cost, if he has enough to finish it?
29 lest perhaps, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish, all that see begin to deride him,
30 saying: This man began to build and was not able to finish.
31 Or what king going to engage in battle with another king, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that comes against him with twenty thousand?
32 But if not, while he is yet far off, he sends an embassy and asks conditions of peace.
33 So then, no one of you that forsakes not all that he has can be my disciple.
34 Salt then is good; but if the salt become tasteless, by what means shall it be seasoned?
35 It is fit neither for earth nor for manure: they cast it out. He that has ears, let him hear.