|Luke 7 |
1 Now when he had ended all that he had to say in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die.
3 So when he heard of Jesus, he sent the elders of the Jews to him, begging him to come and heal his servant.
4 And when they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying "He is deserving for you to do this for him,
5 For he loves our nation, and he has built us a synagogue."
6 Then Jesus went with them. But when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy that you should come under my roof;
7 For that reason I did not even think myself worthy to come to you. But say the word and my servant will be healed.
8 For I also am a man who stands under authority, having soldiers under me, and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
9 Now when Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned around and said to the people who followed him, "I say to you, I have not found such great faith, even in Israel."
10 And when those who were sent returned to the house, they found the servant well who had been sick.
11 It came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples and a large crowd went with him.
12 Now when he came near the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and many people of the city were with her.
13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep."
14 And he came and touched the funeral bier, and those who carried him stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, Arise."
15 And he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And he gave him back his to his mother.
16 Then a fear came on them all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen up among us;" and, "God has visited his people."
17 And this report of him spread throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.
18 Now John's disciples reported all these things of him.
19 And John called two of his disciples to him and sent them to Jesus, saying, "Are you he who was to come? Or should we look for another?"
20 When the men had come to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who was to come? Or should we look for another?'"
21 Now that very hour Jesus had cured many people of infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and he had given sight to many who were blind.
22 And Jesus answered them, saying, "Go your way, and tell John the things you have seen and heard; how the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the gospel is preached to the poor.
23 Blessed is he who is not offended because of me."
24 Now when the messengers of John had departed, he began to speak to the people concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
25 Then what did you go out to see? A man clothed in fine clothes? Behold, those who wear fine apparel live in luxury in kings' courts.
26 So what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.
27 This is he of whom it is written, 'Behold, I will send my messenger before your face, who shall prepare your way before you.'
28 For I say to you, among those who are born of women there is no greater prophet than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
29 And all the people who heard him, even the tax collectors, acknowledged the justice of God, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
31 And the Lord said, "To what then shall I compare the men of this generation? And what are they like?
32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace, calling one to another and saying, 'we have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have mourned to you, and you have not wept.'
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'he has a demon.'
34 The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'behold a gluttonous man, and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
35 But wisdom is justified by all her children."
36 Then one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house and sat down to eat.
37 And behold, a woman of the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus ate in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of perfume,
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and wipe them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet and anointed them with the perfume.
39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he thought to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what manner of woman this is who touches him, for she is a sinner."
40 But Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he said, "Master, say on."
41 "There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42 And when they had nothing to pay, he freely forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him the most?"
43 And Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one to whom he forgave the most." And he said to him, "You have judged correctly."
44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "See this woman? I entered your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has washed my feet with tears and wiped them with the hair of her head.
45 You gave me no kiss, but this woman has not stopped kissing my feet since the time that I came in.
46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but this woman has anointed my feet with perfume.
47 Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But who has been forgiven little, loves little."
48 And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
49 Then those who sat at the table with him began to think within themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
50 But he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."
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