Luke 14:7
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English Standard Version
Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them,

King James Bible
And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,

American Standard Version
And he spake a parable unto those that were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying unto them,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them:

English Revised Version
And he spake a parable unto those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying unto them,

Webster's Bible Translation
And he put forth a parable to those who were invited, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them,

Weymouth New Testament
Then, when He noticed that the invited guests chose the best seats, He used this as an illustration and said to them,

Luke 14:7 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

They chose

Imperfect: were choosing. Something going on before his eyes.

The chief seats

Or couches. The Greek writers refer to the absurd contentions which sometimes arose for the chief seats at table. Theophrastus designates one who thrusts himself into the place next the host as μικροφιλότιμος one who seeks petty distinctions.

Luke 14:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

put.

Judges 14:12 And Samson said to them, I will now put forth a riddle to you: if you can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast...

Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

Ezekiel 17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;

Matthew 13:34 All these things spoke Jesus to the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not to them:

they.

Luke 11:43 Woe to you, Pharisees! for you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.

Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues...

Matthew 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

Mark 12:38,39 And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing...

Acts 8:18,19 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money...

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

3 John 1:9 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.

Cross References
Proverbs 25:7
for it is better to be told, "Come up here," than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen

Matthew 23:6
and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues

Luke 11:43
Woe to you Pharisees! For you love the best seat in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

Luke 20:46
"Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,

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