||When someone sitting at table with him had heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is he who will eat bread in the kingdom of God.”
||So he said to him: “A certain man prepared a great feast, and he invited many.
||And he sent his servant, at the hour of the feast, to tell the invited to come; for now everything was ready.
||And at once they all began to make excuses. The first said to him: ‘I bought a farm, and I need to go out and see it. I ask you to excuse me.’
||And another said: ‘I bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine them. I ask you to excuse me.’
||And another said, ‘I have taken a wife, and therefore I am not able to go.’
||And returning, the servant reported these things to his lord. Then the father of the family, becoming angry, said to his servant: ‘Go out quickly into the streets and neighborhoods of the city. And lead here the poor, and the disabled, and the blind, and the lame.’
||And the servant said: ‘It has been done, just as you ordered, lord, and there is still room.’
||And the lord said to the servant: ‘Go out to the highways and hedges, and compel them to enter, so that my house may be filled.
||For I tell you, that none of those men who were invited will taste of my feast.’ ”