New Living Translation
When Jesus noticed that all who had come to the dinner were trying to sit in the seats of honor near the head of the table, he gave them this advice:
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,
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke a parable to those that were invited, remarking how they chose out the first places, saying to them,
World English Bible
He spoke a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the best seats, and said to them,
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake a simile unto those called, marking how they were choosing out the first couches, saying unto them,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:7 He spake a parable - The ensuing discourse is so termed, because several parts are not to be understood literally. The general scope of it is, Not only at a marriage feast, but on every occasion, he that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that abaseth himself shall be exalted.
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Matthew xix. 20.--"The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?" The narrative from which the text is taken is familiar to all readers of the Bible. A wealthy young man, of unblemished morals and amiable disposition, came to our Lord, to inquire His opinion respecting his own good estate. He asked what good thing he should do, in order to inherit eternal life. The fact that he applied to Christ at all, shows that he was not entirely at rest in his …
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It's better to wait for an invitation to the head table than to be sent away in public disgrace. Just because you've seen something,
And they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the seats of honor in the synagogues.
"What sorrow awaits you Pharisees! For you love to sit in the seats of honor in the synagogues and receive respectful greetings as you walk in the marketplaces.
"Beware of these teachers of religious law! For they like to parade around in flowing robes and love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and the head table at banquets.
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