1And it came to pass when He entered the house of one of the leaders of the P’rushim to eat bread on a Shabbat, they watched Him. 2And there was a man before Him who had dropsy. 3And Yeshua answered, saying to the Sofrim and P’rushim, “Does Torah permit to heal on a Shabbat?” 4But they kept silent. So He took him and healed him, and let him go. 5And He said to them, “Which one of you, if his son or his ox should fall into a pit on Yom HaShabbat, would not immediately pull and bring him out?” 6And they could not answer Him concerning this.
7And He spoke a mashal to those who were invited there, because He saw them choosing places among the front seats. 8“When you are invited of a man to a banquet house, do not go and sit in the front seat; it might be that a more honorable man than you is invited there; 9and then he who has invited you and him will come and say to you, ‘Give the place to him,’ and you will be embarrassed when you get up and take a lower seat. 10But when you are invited, go and sit at the lower end, so that when he who has invited you comes, he will say to you, ‘My friend, go up and sit higher,’ and you will have glory before all who sit with you. 11For whoever exalts himself will be humbled; and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” 12He also said to him who had invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not invite your friends, nor your brothers, nor your relatives, nor your rich neighbors; lest they invite you, and you will be repaid for this. 13But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind; 14and you will be blessed; for they have nothing to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the tzadikim.”
15When one of the guests heard these things, he said to Him, “Blessed is he who will eat bread in Malkhut HaElohim.” 16Yeshua said to him, “A man gave a great supper, and invited many. 17And he sent his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited, ‘Behold, everything is made ready for you. Come!’ 18One and all, they began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I am forced to go and see it; I beg you to excuse me for being called away.’ 19Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am just going to examine them; I beg you, excuse me for being called away.’ 20Another said, ‘I have just taken a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21And the servant came and told his master these things. Then the master of the house was angry, and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor, the afflicted, the maimed, and the blind’. 22And the servant said, ‘My Adon, it has been done as you commanded, and yet there is more room.’ 23Then the master said to his servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and urge them to come in so that my house may be filled, 24for I say to you that not one of those men who were invited shall taste of my supper.’”
25And while many people were going with Him, He turned and said to them, 26“He who comes to me and does not hate his father, and his mother, and his brothers, and his sisters, and his wife, and his children, and even his own life, cannot be a talmid to me. 27And he who does not take up his stake and follow me cannot be a talmid to me. 28For which of you who wishes to build a tower does not at first sit down and consider its cost, to see if he has enough to finish it? 29Lest after he has laid the foundation, he is not able to finish it, and all who see it will mock him, 30saying, ‘This man began to build, but he was not able to finish.’ 31Or which king who goes to war to fight against a king equal to him would not at first reason whether he is able with ten thousand to meet the one who is coming against him with twenty thousand? 32And if not, while he is far away from him, sends envoys and seeks shalom. 33So every man of you who would not leave all his possessions cannot be a talmid to me. 34Salt is good; but if the salt loses its savor, with what can it be salted? 35It is good neither for the ground, nor for fertilizing; but it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
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