Luke 14:13
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,

Berean Study Bible
But when you host a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind,

Berean Literal Bible
But when you make a feast, call 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:

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

Contemporary English Version
When you give a feast, invite the poor, the paralyzed, the lame, and the blind.

Good News Translation
When you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and 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.

New Heart English Bible
But when you make a feast, ask the poor, the maimed, the lame, or 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.

New American Standard 1977
“But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, 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,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Guests
12Then Jesus said to the man who had invited Him, “When you host a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return, and you will be repaid. 13But when you host a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind, 14and you will be blessed. Since they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”…
Cross References
Proverbs 22:9
A generous man will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

Matthew 15:30
Large 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 the man who had invited Him, "When you host a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or brothers or relatives or rich neighbors. Otherwise, they may invite you in return, and you will be repaid.

Luke 14:14
and you will be blessed. Since 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 shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

Luke 11:41
But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

Deuteronomy 14:29
And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.







Lexicon
But
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

when
ὅταν (hotan)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3752: When, whenever. From hote and an; whenever; also causatively inasmuch as.

you host
ποιῇς (poiēs)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

a banquet,
δοχὴν (dochēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1403: A feast, banquet, reception. From dechomai; a reception, i.e. Convivial entertainment.

invite
κάλει (kalei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

the poor,
πτωχούς (ptōchous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4434: Poor, destitute, spiritually poor, either in a good sense (humble devout persons) or bad.

the crippled,
ἀναπείρους (anapeirous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 376: Crippled, maimed. From ana and peros; crippled.

the lame,
χωλούς (chōlous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5560: Lame, deprived of a foot, limping. Apparently a primary word; 'halt', i.e. Limping.

[and] the blind,
τυφλούς (typhlous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5185: Blind, physically or mentally. From, tuphoo; opaque, i.e. blind.
(13) When thou makest a feast.--Literally, as in Luke 5:29, a reception. In practice, it need hardly be said, the form of obedience to the precept must, of necessity, vary with the varying phases of social life, and with the lessons of experience. Relief given privately, thoughtfully, discriminatively, may be better both for the giver, as less ostentatious, and for the receivers, as tending to the formation of a higher character, than the open feast of the Eastern form of benevolence. The essence of the beatitude, as distinct from its form, remains for all who give freely to those who can give them no recompense in return, who have nothing to offer but their thanks and prayers.

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). 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.
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