Luke 14:15–24 Hearing this, a man sitting at the table said, “Blessed is the man who eats at the feast in the Kingdom of God.”
“A man once planned a huge banquet,” Jesus said, “and invited many guests. The hour arrived when everyone should come. He sent his servant to tell them, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ One after another, they made excuses. One person said, ‘I’ve just bought a piece of land and must go to see it. Please excuse me.’ Another said, ‘I have purchased five teams of oxen and need to see how they plow. Please accept my apologies.’ Someone else said, ‘I just got married. I am sorry, I cannot come.’ When the servant returned with the messages, the host was furious. ‘Quick!’ he told the servant. ‘Go into the city streets and alleys and bring in the poor, handicapped, lame, and blind.’ Soon afterward, the servant said, ‘Master, I did what you commanded, and there is still room.’ ‘Then go into the country lanes and shaded hedge rows,’ the host said. ‘Urge people to come. I want my house to be full. I assure you, none of those I first invited will get even a taste of my banquet.'”
Luke 14:15–24 And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.