1Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.2And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.3And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.4And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:5For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.6Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:7Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.8For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.9When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.10And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.11And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.12Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.14And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.15And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.16And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.17And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.18And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.19And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?20When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?21And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.22Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.23And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.24And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?25But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings courts.26But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.27This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.28For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.29And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.30But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.31And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?32They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.33For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.34The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!35But wisdom is justified of all her children.36And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.37And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,38And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.39Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.40And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.41There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.42And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?43Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.44And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.45Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.46My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.47Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.48And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.49And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?50And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
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Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
1After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. (Mt 8:5)2Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.3When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. (Mt 8:5)4And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, (Ac 10:22)5for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” (Lu 4:31; Lu 4:33)6And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. (Mt 9:36; Mr 5:35; Lu 8:49)7Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. (Ps 107:20; Mt 8:16)8For I too am a man set under authority, with 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.”9When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” (Mt 9:2; Mr 6:6)10And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son
11Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.12As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. (Jud 11:34; Lu 8:42; Lu 9:38; Heb 11:17)13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” (Mt 20:34; Lu 8:52)14Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” (2Sa 3:31; Mt 11:5; Mr 5:41; Lu 7:22; Lu 8:54; Joh 11:43; Ac 9:40)15And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. (1Ki 17:23; 2Ki 4:36; Heb 11:35)16Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” (De 18:15; Mt 5:16; Mt 9:8; Mt 15:31; Mt 21:11; Lu 1:68; Lu 2:20; Lu 7:39; Lu 13:13; Ac 11:18; Ac 21:20)17And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
Messengers from John the Baptist
18The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, (Mt 9:14; Mt 11:2)19calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” (Lu 3:15; Joh 4:25; Joh 6:14; Joh 11:27)20And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” (Lu 7:19)21In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. (Mt 9:30; Mt 12:22; Mt 15:31; Mt 20:34; Mt 21:14; Mr 1:34; Mr 8:25; Lu 18:42; Joh 9:7)22And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. (Isa 29:18; Isa 35:5; Mt 5:3; Mt 15:30; Mr 7:35; Lu 4:18; Lu 7:14; Lu 17:14; Jas 2:5)23And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” (Isa 8:14; Joh 6:61)24When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? (Lu 1:80; Lu 3:2; Eph 4:14; Jas 1:6)25What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts.26What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. (Mt 14:5; Lu 1:76; Lu 20:6)27This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’ (Mal 3:1; Mr 1:2; Lu 1:17; Lu 1:76)28I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”29(When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John, (Mt 21:32; Lu 3:12; Lu 20:6; Ac 18:25; Ac 19:3)30but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) (Mt 21:25; Mt 21:32; Mt 22:35; Mt 23:13; Mr 7:9; Lu 10:25; Lu 11:45; Lu 11:52; Lu 14:3; Ac 2:23; Ac 13:36)31“To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like?32They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’33For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ (Mt 3:4; Mr 1:6; Lu 1:15)34The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ (Mt 9:10; Mt 9:11; Lu 7:36; Lu 14:1; Lu 15:2; Lu 19:7; Joh 2:1; Joh 12:2)35Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.” (Pr 8:1; Lu 11:49)
A Sinful Woman Forgiven
36One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. (Lu 11:37; Lu 14:1)37And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, (Mt 26:6; Mr 14:3; Joh 12:1)38and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. (Lu 7:44; Joh 11:2)39Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” (Lu 7:16; Lu 15:2; Lu 22:64; Joh 4:19)40And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”41“A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. (Mt 18:28)42When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” (Mt 18:25; Ro 8:32)43Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.”44Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. (Ge 18:4; Lu 7:38; 1Ti 5:10)45You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. (2Sa 15:5; 2Sa 19:39; 2Sa 20:9; Lu 7:38)46You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. (Ps 23:5; Ps 141:5; Ec 9:8; Mt 6:17)47Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” (Lu 7:39)48And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” (Mt 9:2; Mr 2:5; Lu 5:20; Joh 20:23; Jas 5:15; 1Jo 2:12)49Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” (Lu 5:21)50And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” (1Sa 1:17; Mr 5:34; Mr 10:52; Lu 7:9; Lu 7:47; Lu 8:48; Eph 2:8; 1Ti 1:14)