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1 Now it happened that on a Sabbath day he had gone to share a meal in the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they watched him closely.
Mark 3:2  Luke 11:37  Prov 23:7  Ps 37:32  Ps 41:6  Ps 62:4  Jer 20:10-11 

2 Now there in front of him was a man with dropsy,

3 and Jesus addressed the lawyers and Pharisees with the words, 'Is it against the law to cure someone on the Sabbath, or not?'
Matt 12:10  Luke 6:9  Luke 13:14-16  Mark 3:4  John 7:23  Luke 11:44-45  Matt 12:2 

4 But they remained silent, so he took the man and cured him and sent him away.
Matt 21:25-27  Matt 22:46 

5 Then he said to them, 'Which of you here, if his son falls into a well, or his ox, will not pull him out on a Sabbath day without any hesitation?'
Luke 13:15  Exod 23:4-5  Matt 12:11-12  Dan 4:24 

6 And to this they could find no answer.
Luke 20:40  Acts 6:10  Luke 13:17  Luke 20:26  Luke 21:15  Matt 22:46 

7 He then told the guests a parable, because he had noticed how they picked the places of honour. He said this,
Matt 23:6  Luke 11:43  3John 1:9  Luke 20:46  Judg 14:12  Ezek 17:2  Mark 12:38-39 

8 'When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take your seat in the place of honour. A more distinguished person than you may have been invited,
Prov 25:6-7 

9 and the person who invited you both may come and say, "Give up your place to this man." And then, to your embarrassment, you will have to go and take the lowest place.
Prov 11:2  Prov 16:18  Dan 4:30-34  Esth 6:6-12  Ezek 28:2-10  Prov 3:35 

10 No; when you are a guest, make your way to the lowest place and sit there, so that, when your host comes, he may say, "My friend, move up higher." Then, everyone with you at the table will see you honoured.
Prov 25:6-7  Prov 15:33  1Sam 15:17  Isa 60:14  Rev 3:9 

11 For everyone who raises himself up will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be raised up.'
Luke 18:14  Prov 29:23  Matt 23:12  1Pet 5:5  Jas 4:6  Jas 4:10  Job 22:29 

12 Then he said to his host, 'When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relations or rich neighbours, in case they invite you back and so repay you.
Jas 2:1-6  Matt 5:46  Prov 22:16  Luke 6:32-36  Matt 6:1-4  Prov 14:20  Zech 7:5-7 

13 No; when you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;
Luke 14:21  Matt 14:14-21  Matt 22:10  Job 31:16-20  Job 29:13  Isa 58:10  Isa 58:7 

14 then you will be blessed, for they have no means to repay you and so you will be repaid when the upright rise again.'
Acts 24:15  Matt 6:4  Prov 19:17  John 5:29  Luke 20:35-36  Dan 12:2-3  Matt 25:34-40 

15 On hearing this, one of those gathered round the table said to him, 'Blessed is anyone who will share the meal in the kingdom of God!'
Rev 19:9  Luke 13:29  Luke 22:30  John 6:27-59  Luke 12:37  Matt 8:11  Matt 25:10 

16 But he said to him, 'There was a man who gave a great banquet, and he invited a large number of people.
Matt 22:2-14  Isa 25:6-7  Isa 55:1-7  Jer 31:12-14  Luke 14:16-24  Mark 16:15-16  Rev 3:20 

17 When the time for the banquet came, he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, "Come along: everything is ready now."
Matt 10:1-4  2Cor 5:18-1  Matt 22:3-4  Matt 11:27-29  Matt 3:1-12  Luke 10:1-12  Luke 9:1-5 

18 But all alike started to make excuses. The first said, "I have bought a piece of land and must go and see it. Please accept my apologies."
1Tim 6:9-10  Luke 18:24  1John 2:15-16  Luke 17:26-31  John 5:40  John 1:11  Jer 5:4-5 

19 Another said, "I have bought five yoke of oxen and am on my way to try them out. Please accept my apologies."

20 Yet another said, "I have just got married and so am unable to come."
Deut 24:5  1Cor 7:33  1Cor 7:29-31  Luke 14:26-28  Luke 18:29-30 

21 'The servant returned and reported this to his master. Then the householder, in a rage, said to his servant, "Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame."
Luke 14:13  Luke 14:24  Matt 11:5  Jas 2:5  Isa 35:6  1Sam 2:8  Ps 113:7-8 

22 "Sir," said the servant, "your orders have been carried out and there is still room."
John 14:2  1John 2:2  1Tim 2:5-6  Acts 1:1-9  Col 2:9  Eph 3:8  Ps 130:7 

23 Then the master said to his servant, "Go to the open roads and the hedgerows and press people to come in, to make sure my house is full;
Matt 22:9-10  Col 1:28  2Cor 5:20  2Tim 4:2  2Cor 5:11  Acts 13:47-48  Matt 28:19-20 

24 because, I tell you, not one of those who were invited shall have a taste of my banquet." '
Matt 21:43  Acts 13:46  Matt 22:8  John 8:24  John 3:36  Heb 12:25-26  John 3:19 

25 Great crowds accompanied him on his way and he turned and spoke to them.
John 6:24-27  Luke 12:1 

26 'Anyone who comes to me without hating father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, yes and his own life too, cannot be my disciple.
Matt 10:37  John 12:25  Phil 3:8  Acts 20:24  Rev 12:11  Ps 73:25-26  Eccl 2:17-19 

27 No one who does not carry his cross and come after me can be my disciple.
Matt 10:38  Luke 9:23-25  Matt 16:24-26  Mark 8:34-37  Mark 10:21  John 19:17  Acts 14:22 

28 'And indeed, which of you here, intending to build a tower, would not first sit down and work out the cost to see if he had enough to complete it?
Prov 24:27  Matt 10:22  Matt 8:20  Luke 14:33  Josh 24:19-24  Gen 11:4-9  1Thess 3:4-5 

29 Otherwise, if he laid the foundation and then found himself unable to finish the work, anyone who saw it would start making fun of him and saying,

30 "Here is someone who started to build and was unable to finish."
2John 1:8  Heb 6:11  Heb 10:38  1Cor 3:11-14  2Pet 2:19-22  Acts 1:18-19  Heb 6:4-8 

31 Or again, what king marching to war against another king would not first sit down and consider whether with ten thousand men he could stand up to the other who was advancing against him with twenty thousand?
Prov 20:18  1Kgs 20:11  2Kgs 18:20-22  Prov 25:8 

32 If not, then while the other king was still a long way off, he would send envoys to sue for peace.
1Kgs 20:31-34  2Kgs 10:4-5  Acts 12:20  Jas 4:6-10  Job 40:9  Luke 12:58  Matt 5:25 

33 So in the same way, none of you can be my disciple without giving up all that he owns.
Phil 3:7-8  Luke 5:28  1John 2:15-16  Luke 5:11  Luke 14:26  Luke 18:28-30  Acts 5:1-5 

34 'Salt is a good thing. But if salt itself loses its taste, what can make it salty again?
Matt 5:13  Col 4:6  Mark 9:49-50  Heb 2:4-8 

35 It is good for neither soil nor manure heap. People throw it away. Anyone who has ears for listening should listen!'
Matt 11:15  John 15:6  Luke 8:8  Luke 9:44  Matt 13:9  Rev 2:7  Rev 2:11