A. 1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. 2 And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.
B. 3 And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
C. 4 And they held their peace.
C’. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;
B. 5 And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?
A’. 6 And they could not answer him again to these things.
A.7 And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
B. 8 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;
C.9 And 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.
B’.10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room;
C’. 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.
A’.11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
2A.12 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;
2B. lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
2A’.13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
2B’.14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.