17 and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, because everything is ready now.’ 18 And yet they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I purchased a field and I need to go out to look at it; [a]please consider me excused.’ 19 And another one said, ‘I bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; [b]please consider me excused.’ 20 And another one said, ‘(A)I took a woman as my wife, and for that reason I cannot come.’

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  1. Luke 14:18 Lit I request of you
  2. Luke 14:19 Lit I request of you

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