Luke 14:12
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English Standard Version
He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And he said to him also that had bidden him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsmen, nor rich neighbors; lest haply they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to him also that had invited him: When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsmen, nor thy neighbours who are rich; lest perhaps they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made to thee.

English Revised Version
And he said to him also that had bidden him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsmen, nor rich neighbours; lest haply they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said he also to him that invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbors; lest they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made thee.

Weymouth New Testament
Also to His host, who had invited Him, He said, "When you give a breakfast or a dinner, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich neighbours, lest perhaps they should invite you in return and a requital be made you.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Dinner - supper

See on Matthew 22:4. Supper (δειπνον) is the principal meal at evening, and corresponding to the modern late dinner.

Call not thy friends, etc

A striking parallel occurs in Plato's "Phaedrus," 233. "And, in general, when you make a feast, invite not your friend, but the beggar and the empty soul, for they will love you, and attend you, and come about your doors, and will be the best pleased, and the most grateful, and will invoke blessings on your head."

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when.

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Proverbs 14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

James 2:1-6 My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons...

and a.

Luke 6:32-36 For if you love them which love you, what thank have you? for sinners also love those that love them...

Zechariah 7:5-7 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month...

Matthew 5:46 For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans the same?

Matthew 6:1-4,16-18 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven...

Cross References
Luke 1:58
And her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her.

Luke 14:11
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Luke 14:13
But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

2 Corinthians 6:13
In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

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