(130) Jesus at a Pharisee’s House
Now it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, they watched Him. And look, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy, so Jesus asked the lawyers and the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” But they kept silent.
And He took him and healed him, and sent him away. Then He asked them, “Which one of you, having a donkey or an ox to fall into a pit, will not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?”
Once again they could not answer Him about this.
When He noticed how the invited guest chose the places of honor, He told them a parable, saying, “When someone invites you to a wedding, do not sit in the place of honor, for he may have invited someone more honorable than you. And he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give this man this place.’ Then you will be humiliated for having to take the lowest place. 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, move up higher.’ Then you will have honor in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. For whoever exalts himself shall be abased, and he who humbles himself shall be exalted.”
Then He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not invite your friends or your brothers, neither your kinfolks nor your rich neighbors, for they may invite you in return, and you will be repaid for what you did. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, and you shall be blessed, for they cannot repay you; but you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
(130) Jesus at a Pharisee’s House
Luke 14:1-14, KJV
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. 2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. 3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath 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 sabbath day? 6 And they could not answer him again to these things. 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, 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; 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. 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. 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 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. 13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
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