Jesus Dines With a Pharisee
Interwoven Gospels

And it came to pass when Jesus went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees, on a Sabbath, to eat bread, that they were watching Him. And behold, a certain man with dropsy was before Him. And Jesus answering spake to the scribes and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?" But they were silent. And taking hold of the man, He healed him and let him go. Then He said to them, "Which of you, if his ass or ox fall into a well on the Sabbath day, will not immediately draw him out?" And they could not reply to these things.

Then He spake a parable to those who were invited, when He marked how they were selecting the chief places, saying to them, "When thou art invited by any one to a marriage feast, do not recline in the chief place, lest one more honorable than thou may have been invited by him, and he who invited thee and him come and say to thee, 'Give place to this man;' and then thou shalt begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when thou art invited, go and recline in the lowest place; that when he who hath invited thee cometh, he may say to thee, 'Friend, go up higher. Then shalt thou have honor in the presence of all those who recline at table with thee. For every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."

Then He said also to him who had invited Him, "When thou makest a breakfast or dinner, call not thy friends, nor thy brothers, nor thy kindred, nor rich neighbors; lest they also invite thee in return and a recompense be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, maimed, lame, blind: and blessed shalt thou be; because they have not wherewith to recompense thee: for it shall be recompensed to thee at the resurrection of the just."

Adapted from The Interwoven Gospels © Books for Living, Inc. Digital Edition by V. Gilbert Beers, © 2009 Bible Studio, LLC. Used by Permission.

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