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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.
3. And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"
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?"
7. So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:
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;
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.
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.
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. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just."
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!"
17. and sent his servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.'
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.'
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.'
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.'
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.
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.
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--
29. lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,
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?
32. Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace.