Luke Chapter 7
1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of thepeoplehe entered into Capernaum.
2 And a certain centurion s servantwho was dear unto himwassickand ready to die.
3 And when he heard of Jesushe sent unto him the elders of theJewsbeseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
4 And when they came to Jesusthey besought him instantlysayingThat he was worthy for whom he should do this
5 For he loveth our nationand he hath built us a synagogue.
6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far fromthe housethe centurion sent friends to himsaying unto him Lordtrouble not thyselffor I am not worthy that thoushouldest enter under my roof
7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee but say in a wordand my servant shall be healed.
8 For I also am a man set under authorityhaving under mesoldiersand I say unto oneGoand he goethand toanotherComeand he comethand to my servantDo thisandhe doeth it.
9 When Jesus heard these thingshe marvelled at himand turnedhim aboutand said unto the people that followed himI sayunto youI have not found so great faithnonot in Israel.
10 And they that were sentreturning to the housefound theservant whole that had been sick.
11 And it came to pass the day afterthat he went into a citycalled Nainand many of his disciples went with himand muchpeople.
12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the citybeholdtherewas a dead man carried outthe only son of his motherandshe was a widowand much people of the city was with her.
13 And when the Lord saw herhe had compassion on herand saidunto herWeep not.
14 And he came and touched the bierand they that bare him stoodstill. And he saidYoung manI say unto theeArise.
15 And he that was dead sat upand began to speak. And hedelivered him to his mother.
16 And there came a fear on alland they glorified Godsaying That a great prophet is risen up among usandThat God hathvisited his people.
17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaeaandthroughout all the region round about.
18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them toJesussayingArt thou he that should comeor look we foranother
20 When the men were come unto himthey saidJohn Baptist hathsent us unto theesayingArt thou he that should comeorlook we for another
21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities andplaguesand of evil spiritsand unto many that were blind hegave sight.
22 Then Jesus answering said unto themGo your wayand tellJohn what things ye have seen and heardhow that the blindseethe lame walkthe lepers are cleansedthe deaf hear the dead are raisedto the poor the gospel is preached.
23 And blessed is hewhosoever shall not be offended in me.
24 And when the messengers of John were departedhe began tospeak unto the people concerning JohnWhat went ye out intothe wilderness for to seeA reed shaken with the wind
25 But what went ye out for to seeA man clothed in softraimentBeholdthey which are gorgeously apparelledandlive delicatelyare in kingscourts.
26 But what went ye out for to seeA prophetYeaI say untoyouand much more than a prophet.
27 This is heof whom it is writtenBeholdI send my messengerbefore thy facewhich shall prepare thy way before thee.
28 For I say unto youAmong those that are born of women thereis not a greater prophet than John the Baptistbut he that isleast in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
29 And all the people that heard himand the publicansjustified Godbeing baptized with the baptism of John.
30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of Godagainst themselvesbeing not baptized of him.
31 And the Lord saidWhereunto then shall I liken the men ofthis generationand to what are they like
32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplaceandcalling one to anotherand sayingWe have piped unto you and ye have not dancedwe have mourned to youand ye havenot wept.
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinkingwineand ye sayHe hath a devil.
34 The Son of man is come eating and drinkingand ye sayBeholda gluttonous manand a winebibbera friend of publicans andsinners
35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat withhim. And he went into the Pharisee s houseand sat down tomeat.
37 Andbeholda woman in the citywhich was a sinnerwhen sheknew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee s housebroughtan alabaster box of ointment
38 And stood at his feet behind him weepingand began to washhis feet with tearsand did wipe them with the hairs of herheadand kissed his feetand anointed them with theointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw ithe spakewithin himselfsayingThis manif he were a prophetwouldhave known who and what manner of woman this is that touchethhimfor she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus answering said unto himSimonI have somewhat tosay unto thee. And he saithMastersay on.
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtorsthe oneowed five hundred penceand the other fifty.
42 And when they had nothing to payhe frankly forgave themboth. Tell me thereforewhich of them will love him most
43 Simon answered and saidI suppose that heto whom he forgavemost. And he said unto himThou hast rightly judged.
44 And he turned to the womanand said unto SimonSeest thouthis womanI entered into thine housethou gavest me nowater for my feetbut she hath washed my feet with tearsandwiped them with the hairs of her head.
45 Thou gavest me no kissbut this woman since the time I camein hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 My head with oil thou didst not anointbut this woman hathanointed my feet with ointment.
47 Wherefore I say unto theeHer sinswhich are manyareforgivenfor she loved muchbut to whom little is forgiven the same loveth little.
48 And he said unto herThy sins are forgiven.
49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say withinthemselvesWho is this that forgiveth sins also
50 And he said to the womanThy faith hath saved theego inpeace.