Trivia:

Jesus heals a man on the sabbath day
14:1-6

1 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.

Jesus was eating dinner at the chief priest's houseon the sabbath day,

2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.

where there was a man with the dropsy.

3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

Jesus asked the lawyers and Pharisees,

Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath? [1]

4 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;

But they didn't answer.

And Jesus healed the man.

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?

Jesus said to them,

Which of you wouldn't help an ox or ass who fell into a pit on the sabbath day?

6 And they could not answer him again to these things.

They didn't answer.

Don't take the best seat (and other social advice)
14:7-14

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.

Jesus told them this parable:

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;

When you go to a wedding, don't take the best seat.

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.

Because the host might say to you,

Let this person sit where you're sitting.

Then you'll have to sit in the worst place.

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.

Instead, sit in the worst place.

Then your host might say to you,

Come and sit in a better place.

11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Those who exalt themselves will be humbled,

and those who humble themselves will 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.

When you have a feast, don't invite your friends, family, or neighbors. If you do, they'll invite you to their events.

13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

Instead, when you have a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind.

14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

They won't be able to pay you back, but you'll be rewarded in the resurrection of the just. [2]

The great supper
14:15-24, Cf. Mt 22:1-10

15 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

A person at the dinner said to Jesus,

Blessed are those who eat bread in God's kingdom.

16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

Jesus said,

A man had a great supper and invited many to come.

17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

He sent servants saying,

Come to the supper. Everything's ready.

18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

But everyone made excuses. One said,

I just bought some land, so I can't come.

19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.

Another said,

I just bought five oxen, so I can't come.

20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

Someone else said,

I just gor married, so I can't come.

21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. 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 hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

When the servant told his master these things, the master bacame angry and said,

Go invite the poor, maimed, crippled, and blind.

22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

The servant did that, and then said to his master,

I did that, but there's still room.

23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

The master said to his servant,

Go out and force people to come,

so my house will be filled.

24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

None of those who were invited will taste my supper.

Jesus: Hate your family and your life
(if you want to be my disciple)
14:25-33, Cf. 12:49-59, Mt 10:34-39

25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,

A great crowd of people were following Jesus, when he turned and said,

26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

If a man wants to be my disciple,

he must hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, sisters, and his own life. [3]

33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

You must give up everthing to be my disciple.

Salt is good
14:34-45, Cf. Mt 5:13-16, Mk 9:50

34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

Salt is good.

But if it loses its taste, how will it be flavored?

35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Then it's not even fit for the dunghill.

If you have ears, hear.