Luke 14:12
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.

King James Bible
Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsfolk, nor rich neighbours, lest it may be they also should invite thee in return, and a recompense be made thee.

World English Bible
He also said to the one who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, don't call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your kinsmen, nor rich neighbors, or perhaps they might also return the favor, and pay you back.

Young's Literal Translation
And he said also to him who did call him, 'When thou mayest make a dinner or a supper, be not calling thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kindred, nor rich neighbours, lest they may also call thee again, and a recompense may come to thee;

Luke 14:12 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Call not thy friends, etc. - Our Lord certainly does not mean that a man should not entertain at particular times, his friends, etc.; but what he inculcates here is charity to the poor; and what he condemns is those entertainments which are given to the rich, either to flatter them, or to procure a similar return; because the money that is thus criminally laid out properly belongs to the poor.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when.

Luke 1:53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.

Proverbs 14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

James 2:1-6 My brothers, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons...

and a.

Luke 6:32-36 For if you love them which love you, what thank have you? for sinners also love those that love them...

Zechariah 7:5-7 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month...

Matthew 5:46 For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans the same?

Matthew 6:1-4,16-18 Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven...

Library
October 26. "Go Out into the Highways and Compel them to Come In" (Luke xiv. 23).
"Go out into the highways and compel them to come in" (Luke xiv. 23). In the great parable in the fourteenth chapter of Luke, giving an account of the great supper an ancient lord prepared for his friends and neighbors, and to which, when they asked to be excused, he invited the halt and the lame from the city slums and the lepers from outside the gate, there is a significant picture and object lesson of the program of Christianity in this age. In the first place, it is obvious to every thoughtful
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Lessons of a Feast
'And it came to pass, as He went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, that they watched Him. 2. And, behold, there was a certain man before Him which had the dropsy. 3. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day? 4. And they held their peace. And He took him, and healed him, and let him go; 5. And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

Cost of Discipleship must be Counted.
(Probably Peræa.) ^C Luke XIV. 25-35. ^c 25 Now there went with him great multitudes [he had hitherto spent but little time in Peræa, and the people were availing themselves of this opportunity to see and hear him]: and he turned, and said unto them, 26 If any man cometh unto me, and hateth not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. ["Hateth," as used here, is an example of phenomenal speech,
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Increasing Progression of Enthusiasm and of Exaltation.
It is clear that such a religious society, founded solely on the expectation of the kingdom of God, must be in itself very incomplete. The first Christian generation lived almost entirely upon expectations and dreams. On the eve of seeing the world come to an end, they regarded as useless everything which only served to prolong it. Possession of property was interdicted.[1] Everything which attaches man to earth, everything which draws him aside from heaven, was to be avoided. Although several of
Ernest Renan—The Life of Jesus

Cross References
Luke 1:58
Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.

Luke 14:11
For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."

Luke 14:13
But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,

2 Corinthians 6:13
As a fair exchange--I speak as to my children--open wide your hearts also.

Jump to Previous
Bade Banquet Bid Dinner Favor Friends Host Invite Invited Kinsmen Makest Neighbors Neighbours Otherwise Pay Perhaps Recompense Repayment Requital Rich Supper
Jump to Next
Bade Banquet Bid Dinner Favor Friends Host Invite Invited Kinsmen Makest Neighbors Neighbours Otherwise Pay Perhaps Recompense Repayment Requital Rich Supper
Links
Luke 14:12 NIV
Luke 14:12 NLT
Luke 14:12 ESV
Luke 14:12 NASB
Luke 14:12 KJV

Luke 14:12 Bible Apps
Luke 14:12 Biblia Paralela
Luke 14:12 Chinese Bible
Luke 14:12 French Bible
Luke 14:12 German Bible

Luke 14:12 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Luke 14:11
Top of Page
Top of Page