And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them.
Treasury of Scripture
Judges 14:12 And Samson said to them, I will now put forth a riddle to you: if you can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast...
Proverbs 8:1 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
Ezekiel 17:2 Son of man, put forth a riddle, and speak a parable to the house of Israel;
Matthew 13:34 All these things spoke Jesus to the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not to them:
Luke 11:43 Woe to you, Pharisees! for you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
Luke 20:46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues...
Matthew 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Mark 12:38,39 And he said to them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing...
Acts 8:18,19 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money...
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
3 John 1:9 I wrote to the church: but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, receives us not.
ContextThe Parable of the Wedding Feast
7And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying to them. 8When you are bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than you be bidden of him; 9And he that bade you and him come and say to you, Give this man place; and you begin with shame to take the lowest room. 10But when you are bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade you comes, he may say to you, Friend, go up higher: then shall you have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with you. 11For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted. 12Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brothers, neither your kinsmen, nor your rich neighbors; lest they also bid you again, and a recompense be made you. 13But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14And you shall be blessed; for they cannot recompense you: for you shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And he spake a parable unto those that were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief seats; saying unto them,
And he spoke a parable also to them that were invited, marking how they chose the first seats at the table, saying to them:
Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke a parable to those that were invited, remarking how they chose out the first places, saying to them,
King James Bible
And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,
Young's Literal Translation
And he spake a simile unto those called, marking how they were choosing out the first couches, saying unto them,