Chapter 7Luke

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1 After he had ended all his :sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
 
2 And a certain centurion’s bondman who was †dear to him, was ill and at the point of death. 3 And when he heard concerning :Jesus, he sent unto him elders of the Jews, asking him that he come and save his :bondman. 4 And they, when they came unto :Jesus, besought him earnestly, saying, [that] He is worthy that thou shouldest do this for him; 5 for he loveth our :nation, and himself built us the synagogue. 6 And :Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not fit that thou shouldest come under my :roof: 7 wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say [with] a word, and my :boy shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my :bondman, Do this, and he doeth. 9 And when :Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd following him, I say unto you, I have found so great faith not even in :Israel. 10 And they that were sent, on returning to the house, found the bondman whole. 11 And it came to pass soon afterwards, that he went to a city called Nain; and his :disciples went with him, and a great crowd. 12 Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, [and] lo, one dead was carried out, an only son of his :mother, and she was a widow: and a large crowd of the city was with her. 13 And the Lord seeing her, pitied her, and said to her, Weep not. 14 And he came nigh and touched the bier: and the bearers stopped. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And the one dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his :mother. 16 And fear took hold on all: and they glorified :God, saying [that], A great prophet is arisen among us: and [that] :God hath visited his :people. 17 And this :word went forth concerning him in the whole of Judæa, and all the region round about.

18 And his :disciples reported to John of all these things. 19 And :John called to him certain two of his :disciples and sent them to the Lord, saying, Art thou who cometh, or look we for another? 20 And having come unto him the men said, John the Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou who cometh, or look we for another? 21 In that :hour he cured many of sicknesses and scourges and evil spirits; and on many blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered and said to them, Go and report to John what things ye have seen and heard; the blind look up, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have good tidings preached to them. 23 And blessed is he, whoever shall not be stumbled in me. 24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to say unto the crowds concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by a wind? 25 But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft garments? Lo, the gorgeously apparelled and delicately living are in the courts of kings. 26 But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written,
 
Lo, I send my :messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy :way before thee.
 
28 I say unto you, Among them born of women none is greater than John: yet the lesser in the kingdom of :God is greater than he.— 29 And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified :God, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of :God, not having been baptized of him.—31 Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this :generation, and whereunto are they like? 32 They are like the little children sitting in the market and calling one to another; who say, We piped to you, and ye danced not; we wailed, and ye wept not. 33 For John the Baptist is come eating no bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a demon. 34 The Son of :man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Lo, gluttonous man, and winebibber, friend of publicans and sinners! 35 And justified is :wisdom of all her :children.
 
36 And a certain one of the Pharisees asked him that he eat with him. And he entered into the house of the Pharisee, and sat down to meat. 37 And lo, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the house of the Pharisee, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment, 38 and standing behind at his :feet, weeping, began to wet his :feet with her :tears, and wiped them with the hair of her :head, and kissed his :feet much, and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now seeing it, the Pharisee who had bidden him spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were the prophet, would have perceived who and what manner of :woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner. 40 And :Jesus answered and said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on. 41 A certain lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred shillings, and the other fifty. 42 They not having wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the more. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 And turning unto the woman, he said to :Simon, Seest thou this :woman? I entered into thy :house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but SHE hath wetted my :feet with her :tears, and wiped with her :hair. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but SHE, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss much my :feet. 46 My :head with oil thou didst not anoint: but SHE hath anointed my :feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Forgiven are her sins, the many; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, he loveth little. 48 And he said to her, Forgiven are thy :sins. 49 And the fellow-guests began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins? 50 And he said unto the woman, Thy :faith hath saved thee; go unto peace.

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