The Parable of the Great Banquet
Luk 14:12 Yeshua also said to the one who had invited him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives or rich neighbors; for they may well invite you in return, and that will be your repayment.
Luk 14:13 Instead, when you have a party, invite poor people, disfigured people, the crippled, the blind!
Luk 14:14 How blessed you will be that they have nothing with which to repay you! For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
Luk 14:15 On hearing this, one of the people at the table with Yeshua said to him, “How blessed are those who eat bread in the Kingdom of God!”
Luk 14:16 But he replied, “Once a man gave a banquet and invited many people.
Luk 14:17 When the time came for the banquet, he sent his slave to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come! Everything is ready!’
Luk 14:18 But they responded with a chorus of excuses. The first said to him, ‘I’ve just bought a field, and I have to go out and see it. Please accept my apologies.’
Luk 14:19 Another said, ‘I’ve just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to test them out. Please accept my apologies.’
Luk 14:20 Still another said, ‘I have just gotten married, so I can’t come.’
Luk 14:21 The slave came and reported these things to his master. “Then the owner of the house, in a rage, told his slave, ‘Quick, go out into the streets and alleys of the city; and bring in the poor, the disfigured, the blind and the crippled!’
Luk 14:22 The slave said, ‘Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.’
Luk 14:23 The master said to the slave, ‘Go out to the country roads and boundary walls, and insistently persuade people to come in, so that my house will be full.
Luk 14:24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet!’ “