Luke 14:18
New International Version
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, 'I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.'

New Living Translation
But they all began making excuses. One said, 'I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.'

English Standard Version
But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’

Berean Study Bible
But one after another they all began to make excuses. The first one said, ‘I have bought a field and I need to go see it. Please excuse me.’

Berean Literal Bible
And all with one voice began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I have need, going out, to see it. I beg of you, hold me excused.'

New American Standard Bible
"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.'

King James Bible
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

Christian Standard Bible
"But without exception they all began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. I ask you to excuse me.'

Contemporary English Version
One guest after another started making excuses. The first one said, "I bought some land, and I've got to look it over. Please excuse me."

Good News Translation
But they all began, one after another, to make excuses. The first one told the servant, 'I have bought a field and must go and look at it; please accept my apologies.'

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"But without exception they all began to make excuses. The first one said to him, I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. I ask you to excuse me.'

International Standard Version
Every single one of them began asking to be excused. The first told him, 'I bought a field, and I need to go out and inspect it. Please excuse me.'

NET Bible
But one after another they all began to make excuses. The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please excuse me.'

New Heart English Bible
They all as one began to make excuses. "The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.'

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And they began each and every one of them to make excuses; the first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I am compelled to go to see it. I beg of you, allow me to be excused.' “

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Everyone asked to be excused. The first said to him, 'I bought a field, and I need to see it. Please excuse me.'

New American Standard 1977
“But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a field, and I have need to go and see it; I pray thee have me excused.

King James 2000 Bible
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go and see it: I pray you have me excused.

American King James Version
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray you have me excused.

American Standard Version
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a field, and I must needs go out and see it; I pray thee have me excused.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they began all at once to make excuse. The first said to him: I have bought a farm, and I must needs go out and see it: I pray thee, hold me excused.

Darby Bible Translation
And all began, without exception, to excuse themselves. The first said to him, I have bought land, and I must go out and see it; I pray thee hold me for excused.

English Revised Version
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a field, and I must needs go out and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

Weymouth New Testament
"But they all without exception began to excuse themselves. The first told him, "'I have purchased a piece of land, and must of necessity go and look at it. Pray hold me excused.'

World English Bible
They all as one began to make excuses. "The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.'

Young's Literal Translation
'And they began with one consent all to excuse themselves: The first said to him, A field I bought, and I have need to go forth and see it; I beg of thee, have me excused.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Banquet
17When it was time for the banquet, he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18But one after another, they all began to make excuses. The first one said, ‘I have bought a field and I need to go see it. Please excuse me.’ 19Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen and I am going to try them out. Please excuse me.’…
Cross References
Luke 14:17
When it was time for the banquet, he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'

Luke 14:19
Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen and I am going to try them out. Please excuse me.'

Philippians 3:4
though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more:

Treasury of Scripture

And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said to him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray you have me excused.

all.

Luke 20:4,5
The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? …

Isaiah 28:12,13
To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear…

Isaiah 29:11,12
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: …

I have.

Luke 8:14
And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Luke 17:26-31
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man…

Luke 18:24
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!







Lexicon
But
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

one after another,
μιᾶς (mias)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1520: One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

they all
πάντες (pantes)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

began
ἤρξαντο (ērxanto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 756: To begin. Middle voice of archo; to commence.

to make excuses.
παραιτεῖσθαι (paraiteisthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's Greek 3868: From para and the middle voice of aiteo; to beg off, i.e. Deprecate, decline, shun.

The
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

first [one]
πρῶτος (prōtos)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4413: First, before, principal, most important. Contracted superlative of pro; foremost.

said,
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

‘I have bought
ἠγόρασα (ēgorasa)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 59: To buy. From agora; properly, to go to market, i.e. to purchase; specially, to redeem.

a field
Ἀγρὸν (Agron)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 68: From ago; a field; genitive case, the country; specially, a farm, i.e. Hamlet.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

I
ἔχω (echō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

need
ἀνάγκην (anankēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 318: From ana and the base of agkale; constraint; by implication, distress.

to go
ἐξελθὼν (exelthōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

see
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

it.
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

Please
ἐρωτῶ (erōtō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

excuse
παρῃτημένον (parētēmenon)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3868: From para and the middle voice of aiteo; to beg off, i.e. Deprecate, decline, shun.

me.’
με (me)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.
(18) They all with one consent . . .--The Greek phrase, as the italics show, is elliptical; but the English idiom expresses its meaning whether we take the omitted noun to be "voice," or "consent" or "mind."

To make excuse.--To beg off would, perhaps, be too colloquial, but it exactly expresses the force of the Greek verb.

I have bought a piece of ground.--The Greek noun implies a little more than the English--better, perhaps, a farm (see Notes on Mark 6:36); and the tense in each case is strictly one in which a man naturally speaks of the immediate past--"I bought but now."

14:15-24 In this parable observe the free grace and mercy of God shining in the gospel of Christ, which will be food and a feast for the soul of a man that knows its own wants and miseries. All found some pretence to put off their attendance. This reproves the Jewish nation for their neglect of the offers of Christ's grace. It shows also the backwardness there is to close with the gospel call. The want of gratitude in those who slight gospel offers, and the contempt put upon the God of heaven thereby, justly provoke him. The apostles were to turn to the Gentiles, when the Jews refused the offer; and with them the church was filled. The provision made for precious souls in the gospel of Christ, has not been made in vain; for if some reject, others will thankfully accept the offer. The very poor and low in the world, shall be as welcome to Christ as the rich and great; and many times the gospel has the greatest success among those that labour under worldly disadvantages and bodily infirmities. Christ's house shall at last be filled; it will be so when the number of the elect is completed.
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