21. Teaching the Invited and the Inviting One
7 And He told a parable to those who had been invited, when He noticed how they were choosing the aplaces of honor, saying to them,
8 When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not recline in the place of honor, lest someone more honorable than you may have been invited by him,
9 And he who invited you and him come and say to you, Give this one that place; and then you begin with shame to occupy the last place.
10 But when you are invited, go and recline in the last place, so that when the one who has invited you comes, he may say to you, Friend, acome up higher. Then you will have glory before all those reclining with you.
11 For everyone who exalts himself shall be ahumbled, and he who bhumbles himself shall be exalted.
12 And He said also to the one who had invited Him, When you make a morning meal or a dinner, do not call your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and it become a arepayment to you.
13 But when you give a reception, invite the 1poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14 And you will be blessed, because they do not have anything with which to repay you; for it will be repaid to you in the 1aresurrection of the righteous.