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Romans 13:8Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled [the] law.

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Genesis chapter 34

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Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land.
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When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force.
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He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
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So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young girl for a wife."
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Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacob kept silent until they came in.
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Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.
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Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard [it]; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
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But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; please give her to him in marriage.
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"Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us and take our daughters for yourselves.
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"Thus you shall live with us, and the land shall be [open] before you; live and trade in it and acquire property in it."
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Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "If I find favor in your sight, then I will give whatever you say to me.
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"Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage."
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But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
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They said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
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"Only on this [condition] will we consent to you: if you will become like us, in that every male of you be circumcised,
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then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live with you and become one people.
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"But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go."
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Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.
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The young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father.
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So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,
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"These men are friendly with us; therefore let them live in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters in marriage, and give our daughters to them.
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"Only on this [condition] will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
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"Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will live with us."
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All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
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Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.
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They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem's house, and went forth.
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Jacob's sons came upon the slain and looted the city, because they had defiled their sister.
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They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;
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and they captured and looted all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives, even all that [was] in the houses.
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Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and my men being few in number, they will gather together against me and attack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household."
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But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"

Genesis chapter 35

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Then God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau."
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So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, "Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments;
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and let us arise and go up to Bethel, and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone."
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So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods which they had and the rings which were in their ears, and Jacob hid them under the oak which was near Shechem.
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As they journeyed, there was a great terror upon the cities which were around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.
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So Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him.
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He built an altar there, and called the place El-bethel, because there God had revealed Himself to him when he fled from his brother.
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Now Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; it was named Allon-bacuth.
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Then God appeared to Jacob again when he came from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.
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God said to him, "Your name is Jacob; You shall no longer be called Jacob, But Israel shall be your name." Thus He called him Israel.
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God also said to him, "I am God Almighty; Be fruitful and multiply; A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, And kings shall come forth from you.
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"The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, And I will give the land to your descendants after you."
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Then God went up from him in the place where He had spoken with him.
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Jacob set up a pillar in the place where He had spoken with him, a pillar of stone, and he poured out a drink offering on it; he also poured oil on it.
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So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel.
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Then they journeyed from Bethel; and when there was still some distance to go to Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth and she suffered severe labor.
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When she was in severe labor the midwife said to her, "Do not fear, for now you have another son."
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It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.
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So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
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Jacob set up a pillar over her grave; that is the pillar of Rachel's grave to this day.
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Then Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder.
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It came about while Israel was dwelling in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine, and Israel heard [of it]. Now there were twelve sons of Jacob--
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the sons of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, then Simeon and Levi and Judah and Issachar and Zebulun;
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the sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin;
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and the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's maid: Dan and Naphtali;
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and the sons of Zilpah, Leah's maid: Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
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Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre of Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned.
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Now the days of Isaac were one hundred and eighty years.
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Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, an old man of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.

Genesis chapter 36

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Now these are [the records of] the generations of Esau (that is, Edom).
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Esau took his wives from the daughters of Canaan: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
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also Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth.
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Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, and Basemath bore Reuel,
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and Oholibamah bore Jeush and Jalam and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan.
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Then Esau took his wives and his sons and his daughters and all his household, and his livestock and all his cattle and all his goods which he had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to [another] land away from his brother Jacob.
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For their property had become too great for them to live together, and the land where they sojourned could not sustain them because of their livestock.
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So Esau lived in the hill country of Seir; Esau is Edom.
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These then are [the records of] the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir.
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These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Esau's wife Adah, Reuel the son of Esau's wife Basemath.
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The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho and Gatam and Kenaz.
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Timna was a concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz and she bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These are the sons of Esau's wife Adah.
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These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath and Zerah, Shammah and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.
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These were the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah and the granddaughter of Zibeon: she bore to Esau, Jeush and Jalam and Korah.
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These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau, are chief Teman, chief Omar, chief Zepho, chief Kenaz,
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chief Korah, chief Gatam, chief Amalek. These are the chiefs descended from Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah.
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These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: chief Nahath, chief Zerah, chief Shammah, chief Mizzah. These are the chiefs descended from Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.
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These are the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: chief Jeush, chief Jalam, chief Korah. These are the chiefs descended from Esau's wife Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.
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These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.
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These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah,
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and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan. These are the chiefs descended from the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom.
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The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna.
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These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan and Manahath and Ebal, Shepho and Onam.
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These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah-- he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness when he was pasturing the donkeys of his father Zibeon.
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These are the children of Anah: Dishon, and Oholibamah, the daughter of Anah.
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These are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan and Eshban and Ithran and Cheran.
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These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan and Zaavan and Akan.
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These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran.
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These are the chiefs descended from the Horites: chief Lotan, chief Shobal, chief Zibeon, chief Anah,
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chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan. These are the chiefs descended from the Horites, according to their [various] chiefs in the land of Seir.
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Now these are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the sons of Israel.
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Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
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Then Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah became king in his place.
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Then Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites became king in his place.
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Then Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the field of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.
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Then Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah became king in his place.
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Then Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the [Euphrates] River became king in his place.
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Then Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor became king in his place.
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Then Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar became king in his place; and the name of his city was Pau; and his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughter of Mezahab.
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Now these are the names of the chiefs descended from Esau, according to their families [and] their localities, by their names: chief Timna, chief Alvah, chief Jetheth,
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chief Oholibamah, chief Elah, chief Pinon,
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chief Kenaz, chief Teman, chief Mibzar,
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chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of the Edomites), according to their habitations in the land of their possession.

Luke chapter 14

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It happened that when He went into the house of one of the leaders of the Pharisees on [the] Sabbath to eat bread, they were watching Him closely.
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And there in front of Him was a man suffering from dropsy.
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And Jesus answered and spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?"
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But they kept silent. And He took hold of him and healed him, and sent him away.
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And He said to them, "Which one of you will have a son or an ox fall into a well, and will not immediately pull him out on a Sabbath day?"
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And they could make no reply to this.
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And He [began] speaking a parable to the invited guests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor [at the table], saying to them,
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"When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for someone more distinguished than you may have been invited by him,
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and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give [your] place to this man,' and then in disgrace you proceed to occupy the last place.
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"But when you are invited, go and recline at the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher'; then you will have honor in the sight of all who are at the table with you.
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"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
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And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and [that] will be your repayment.
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"But when you give a reception, invite [the] poor, [the] crippled, [the] lame, [the] blind,
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and you will be blessed, since they do not have [the means] to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
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When one of those who were reclining [at the table] with Him heard this, he said to Him, "Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!"
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But He said to him, "A man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many;
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and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, 'Come; for everything is ready now.'
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"But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider me excused.'
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"Another one said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please consider me excused.'
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"Another one said, 'I have married a wife, and for that reason I cannot come.'
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"And the slave came [back] and reported this to his master. Then the head of the household became angry and said to his slave, 'Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.'
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"And the slave said, 'Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.'
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"And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel [them] to come in, so that my house may be filled.
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'For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste of my dinner.'"
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Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them,
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"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
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"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
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"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?
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"Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,
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saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'
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"Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand [men] to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
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"Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.
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"So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
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"Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
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"It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."