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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And it was that when he entered the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, and they were observing him,
Behold, one man who was swollen with fluid was there before him.
And Yeshua answered and said to the Scribes and to the Pharisees, “Surely it is legal to heal on the Sabbath.”
But they were silent, and he held him and healed him and he dismissed him.
And he said to them, “Who of you, whose son or ox should fall in a pit on the Sabbath day, would not at once pull and lift him out?”
And they could not give him an answer to this.
7And he told a parable to those who were invited there when he saw those who chose the places of the best seats.
8“When you are invited by a man to a banquet house, do not go seat yourself at the best seat, lest it may be that he will appoint a man there who is more honorable than you.”
9“And he who invited you and him should come and say to you, 'Give the place to this man', and you will be ashamed when you stand and you take the last place.”
10“But whenever you are invited, seat yourself last, that whenever he who invited you should come, he may say to you, 'My friend, come up and be seated', and there shall be glory to you before all of those who sit with you.”
11“Because everyone who will exalt himself shall be humbled and everyone who will humble himself shall be exalted.”
12Then he said also to the one who had invited him, “Whenever you make a banquet or supper, do not call your friends, neither your brothers, nor your relatives, nor your rich neighbors, lest also they should invite you and this would be a reward to you.”
13“But whenever you make a reception, invite the poor, the disabled, the maimed and the blind.”
14“And you will be blessed, for they have nothing to repay you, for your reward will be in the resurrection of the righteous.”
15But when one of those who were sitting there heard these things, he said to him, “Blessing to him who will eat bread in the Kingdom of God.”
16Yeshua said to him, “A certain man made a great supper and he called many.”
17“He sent his servant at the time of the supper to say to those who were invited, 'Behold, everything is ready for you; Come.' “
18“And they began each and every one of them to make excuses; the first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I am compelled to go to see it. I beg of you, allow me to be excused.' “
19“Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine them; I beg of you, allow me to be excused.'”
20“Another said, 'I have taken a wife, and therefore I cannot come.' “
21“And that servant came and he told his employer these things; and the owner of the house was angry and he said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the marketplaces and to the streets of the city and bring here the poor and the afflicted and the feeble and the blind.' “
22“And the servant said, 'My lord, it is as you ordered, and still there is room.' “
23“And the owner said to his servant, 'Go out to the streets and to the place of hedges and compel them to enter, that my house may be filled.'
24For I say to you that none of those men who were invited will partake of my supper.' “
25And as there were great crowds going with him, he turned and he said to them:
26“Whoever 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 himself, he cannot be my disciple.”
27“And whoever does not take his cross and come after me, cannot be my disciple.”
28“For who among you, who wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate its cost, if he is able to finish it,”
29“Lest when he lays the foundation and cannot finish, all who see will mock him,”
30“And they say, 'This man began to build and could not finish?”
31“Or who is the King who goes to battle to fight with a neighboring King and does not first consider whether he can with 10,000 confront him who comes against him with 20,000?”
32“And if not, while he is far off from him, he sends envoys and pleads for peace.”
33“So none of you who does not forsake all his possessions can be my disciple.”
34“Salt is excellent, but if even the salt becomes insipid, with what will it be seasoned?”
35“It is not fit for land nor is it fit for manure, but they cast it outside. Whoever has an ear that hears, let him hear.”