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Luke 14:16-21  (NRSV)


16 Then Jesus said to him, ‘Someone gave a great dinner and invited many.

17 At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, “Come; for everything is ready now.”

18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, “I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my apologies.”

19 Another said, “I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my apologies.”

20 Another said, “I have just been married, and therefore I cannot come.”

21 So the slave returned and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, “Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.”

 

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