42 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden,
when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
43 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest
room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and
thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that
bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt
thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
46 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself
shall be exalted.
47 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy
brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid
thee again, and a recompense be made thee.
when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompence thee: for thou shalt be
recompensed at the resurrection of the just.