Bible: Luke 14:16-24

14:16 But Jesus 1  said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet 2  and invited 3  many guests. 4  14:17 At 5  the time for the banquet 6  he sent his slave 7  to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, because everything is now ready.’ 14:18 But one after another they all 8  began to make excuses. 9  The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, 10  and I must go out and see it. Please excuse me.’ 11  14:19 Another 12  said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, 13  and I am going out 14  to examine them. Please excuse me.’ 14:20 Another 15  said, ‘I just got married, and I cannot come.’ 16  14:21 So 17  the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the master of the household was furious 18  and said to his slave, ‘Go out quickly 19  to the streets and alleys of the city, 20  and bring in the poor, 21  the crippled, 22  the blind, and the lame.’ 14:22 Then 23  the slave said, ‘Sir, what you instructed has been done, and there is still room.’ 24  14:23 So 25  the master said to his 26  slave, ‘Go out to the highways 27  and country roads 28  and urge 29  people 30  to come in, so that my house will be filled. 31  14:24 For I tell you, not one of those individuals 32  who were invited 33  will taste my banquet!’ 34 

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