Luke 14:17
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New International Version
At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, 'Come, for everything is now ready.'

King James Bible
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

Darby Bible Translation
And he sent his bondman at the hour of supper to say to those who were invited, Come, for already all things are ready.

World English Bible
He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited, 'Come, for everything is ready now.'

Young's Literal Translation
and he sent his servant at the hour of the supper to say to those having been called, Be coming, because now are all things ready.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Sent his servant - Messengers are sent to invite the guests to a Hindoo feast; when not only relations, but all persons of the same division of caste in the neighborhood, are invited. A refusal to attend is considered as a great affront.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Luke 3:4-6 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness...

Luke 9:1-5 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases...

Luke 10:1 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place...

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Proverbs 9:1-5 Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars...

Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

*etc:

Matthew 10:1 And when he had called to him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out...

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Acts 2:38,39 Then Peter said to them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...

Acts 3:24-26 Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days...

Acts 13:26,38,39 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent...

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Matthew 11:27-29 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son...

Matthew 22:3,4 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come...

John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink.

2 Corinthians 5:18-21 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation...

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

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
Proverbs 9:2
She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table.

Luke 14:16
Jesus replied: "A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.

Luke 14:18
"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.'

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