Luke 14:13
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New International Version
But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

New Living Translation
Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.

English Standard Version
But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

New American Standard Bible
"But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

King James Bible
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind.

International Standard Version
Instead, when you give a banquet, make it your habit to invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.

NET Bible
But when you host an elaborate meal, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But whenever you make a reception, invite the poor, the disabled, the maimed and the blind.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Instead, when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the handicapped, the lame, and the blind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when thou makest a banquet, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind,

King James 2000 Bible
But when you give a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

American King James Version
But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

American Standard Version
But when thou makest a feast, bid the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind;

Darby Bible Translation
But when thou makest a feast, call poor, crippled, lame, blind:

English Revised Version
But when thou makest a feast, bid the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

Webster's Bible Translation
But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

Weymouth New Testament
But when you entertain, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind;

World English Bible
But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or the blind;

Young's Literal Translation
but when thou mayest make a feast, be calling poor, maimed, lame, blind,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

14:7-14 Even in the common actions of life, Christ marks what we do, not only in our religious assemblies, but at our tables. We see in many cases, that a man's pride will bring him low, and before honour is humility. Our Saviour here teaches, that works of charity are better than works of show. But our Lord did not mean that a proud and unbelieving liberality should be rewarded, but that his precept of doing good to the poor and afflicted should be observed from love to him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 13, 14. - But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee. Great pagan moralists, sick at heart at these dreary, selfish society conventionalities, have condemned this system of entertaining those who would be likely to make an equivalent return for the interested hospitality. So Martial, writing of such an incident, says, 'You are asking for gifts, Sextus, not for friends." Nehemiah gives a somewhat similar charge to the Jews of his day: "Eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared" (Nehemiah 8:10). Thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. There is no doubt that Jesus here was alluding to that first resurrection which would consist of the "just" only; of that which St. John speaks of in rapt and glowing terms: "Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection" (Revelation 20:6). This was a doctrine evidently much insisted on by the early teachers of Christianity (see John 5:25; Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Philippians 3:11; and compare our Lord's words again in Luke 20:35).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But when thou makest a feast,.... An entertainment for others, a dinner, or a supper:

call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind; that is, the poor maimed, the poor lame, and the poor blind; otherwise it is possible that rich men may be maimed, lame, and blind; whereas these are not intended, but such who are in indigent circumstances, that stand in need of a meal, and to whom it is welcome.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

13. call the poor—"Such God Himself calls" (Lu 14:21) [Bengel].

Luke 14:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Guests
12And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment. 13"But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
Cross References
Proverbs 22:9
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

Matthew 15:30
Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them.

Luke 14:12
Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.

Luke 14:14
and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
Treasury of Scripture

But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

call.

Luke 14:21 So that servant came, and showed his lord these things. Then the …

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

Deuteronomy 14:29 And the Levite, (because he has no part nor inheritance with you,) …

Deuteronomy 16:11,14 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you, and your son, …

Deuteronomy 26:12,13 When you have made an end of tithing all the tithes of your increase …

2 Samuel 6:19 And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude …

2 Chronicles 30:24 For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a thousand …

Nehemiah 8:10,12 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

Job 29:13,15,16 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused …

Job 31:16-20 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the …

Proverbs 3:9,10 Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of …

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors …

Proverbs 31:6,7 Give strong drink to him that is ready to perish, and wine to those …

Isaiah 58:7,10 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the …

Matthew 14:14-21 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with …

Matthew 15:32-39 Then Jesus called his disciples to him, and said, I have compassion …

Matthew 22:10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together …

Acts 2:44,45 And all that believed were together, and had all things common…

Acts 4:34,35 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were …

Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought …

Romans 12:13-16 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality…

1 Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, …

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels …

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained …

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