But meanwhile, also prepare a guest room for me, for I hope that through your prayers I will be restored to you.
Wherever he enters, tell the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room for Me to eat the Passover with My disciples?”’
“Go into the city to a certain man,” He said, “and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My time is near; I am celebrating the Passover at your place with My disciples.’”
Tell the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks you, “Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover with My disciples?”’
In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.
Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough—because there was no room for them at the lodging place.
He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noticed how they would choose the best places for themselves:
Then he will show you a large, furnished room upstairs. Make the preparations there.”
“But when you are invited, go and recline in the lowest place, so that when the one who invited you comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ You will then be honored in the presence of all the other guests.
When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying:Peter, John,
James the son of Alphaeus,
Simon the Zealot,
and Judas the son of James.
“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, don’t recline at the best place, because a more distinguished person than you may have been invited by your host.
Oil and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.
I’ve spread coverings on my bed—
richly colored linen from Egypt.
“But without exception they all began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. I ask you to excuse me.’