Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
the lowest—not a lower merely [BENGEL].
with shame—"To be lowest is only ignominious to him who affects the highest" [BENGEL].
a parable—showing that His design was not so much to inculcate mere politeness or good manners, as underneath this to teach something deeper (Luke 14:11).
chief rooms—principal seats, in the middle part of the couch on which they reclined at meals, esteemed the most honorable.
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