New International Version
When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable:
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They chose out the chief rooms - When custom and law have regulated and settled places in public assemblies, a man who is obliged to attend may take the place which belongs to him, without injury to himself or to others: when nothing of this nature is settled, the law of humility, and the love of order, are the only judges of what is proper. To take the highest place when it is not our due is public vanity: obstinately to refuse it when offered is another instance of the same vice; though private and concealed. Humility takes as much care to avoid the ostentation of an affected refusal, as the open seeking of a superior place. See Quesnel. In this parable our Lord only repeats advices which the rabbins had given to their pupils, but were too proud to conform to themselves. Rabbi Akiba said, Go two or three seats lower than the place that belongs to thee, and sit there till they say unto thee, Go up higher; but do not take the uppermost seat, lest they say unto thee, Come down: for it is better that they should say unto thee, Go up, go up; than that they should say, Come down, come down. See Schoettgen.
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it is better for him to say to you, "Come up here," than for him to humiliate you before his nobles. What you have seen with your eyes
they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;
"Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.
"Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.
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