|Luke 14:18-27. καὶ ἤρξαντο ἀπὸ μιᾶς πάντες παραιτεῖσθαι.
ὁ πρῶτος εἶπεν αὐτῷ, ἀγρὸν ἠγόρασα καὶ ἔχω ἀνάγκην ἐξελθὼν ἰδεῖν αὐτόν:
ἐρωτῶ σε, ἔχε με παρῃτημένον. καὶ ἕτερος εἶπεν, ζεύγη βοῶν ἠγόρασα πέντε
καὶ πορεύομαι δοκιμάσαι αὐτά: ἐρωτῶ σε, ἔχε με παρῃτημένον. καὶ ἕτερος
εἶπεν, γυναῖκα ἔγημα καὶ διὰ τοῦτο οὐ δύναμαι ἐλθεῖν. καὶ παραγενόμενος
ὁ δοῦλος ἀπήγγειλεν τῷ κυρίῳ αὐτοῦ ταῦτα. τότε ὀργισθεὶς ὁ οἰκοδεσπότης
εἶπεν τῷ δούλῳ αὐτοῦ, ἔξελθε ταχέως εἰς τὰς πλατείας καὶ ῥύμας τῆς πόλεως,
καὶ τοὺς πτωχοὺς καὶ ἀναπείρους καὶ τυφλοὺς καὶ χωλοὺς εἰσάγαγε ὧδε.
καὶ εἶπεν ὁ δοῦλος, κύριε, γέγονεν ὃ ἐπέταξας, καὶ ἔτι τόπος ἐστίν. καὶ
εἶπεν ὁ κύριος πρὸς τὸν δοῦλον, ἔξελθε εἰς τὰς ὁδοὺς καὶ φραγμοὺς καὶ
ἀνάγκασον εἰσελθεῖν, ἵνα γεμισθῇ μου ὁ οἶκος: λέγω γὰρ ὑμῖν ὅτι οὐδεὶς
τῶν ἀνδρῶν ἐκείνων τῶν κεκλημένων γεύσεταί μου τοῦ δείπνου. συνεπορεύοντο
δὲ αὐτῷ ὄχλοι πολλοί, καὶ στραφεὶς εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτούς, εἴ τις ἔρχεται
πρός με καὶ οὐ μισεῖ τὸν πατέρα ἑαυτοῦ καὶ τὴν μητέρα καὶ τὴν γυναῖκα
καὶ τὰ τέκνα καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς καὶ τὰς ἀδελφάς, ἔτι τε καὶ τὴν ψυχὴν
ἑαυτοῦ, οὐ δύναται εἶναί μου μαθητής. ὅστις οὐ βαστάζει τὸν σταυρὸν ἑαυτοῦ
καὶ ἔρχεται ὀπίσω μου οὐ δύναται εἶναί μου μαθητής.
||Luke 14:18-27. 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. And there went great multitudes with him:
and he turned, and said unto them, If any man come to me, and hate not
his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters,
yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth
not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.