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Lucas 7

1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die.

3 And hearing of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, beseeching him to come and heal his servant.

4 And coming to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, He is worthy for whom thou shouldest do this.

5 For he loveth our nation, and hath himself built us a synagogue.

6 Then 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 worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof.

7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come to thee; but speak in a word, and my servant shall be healed.

8 For I am a man set under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doth it.

9 Jesus hearing these things, marvelled at him, and turning, said to the people that followed him, I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

10 And they that had been sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

11 And he went afterward to a city called Nain, and many of his disciples went with him and a great multitude.

12 And as he drew nigh the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a great multitude of the city was with her.

13 And the Lord seeing her, was moved with tender compassion for her, and said, Weep not.

14 And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to thee, Arise.

15 And the dead man sat up, and began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother.

16 And fear seized all, and they glorified God, saying, A great prophet is risen up among us; and, God hath visited his people.

17 And this rumour of him went forth through all Judea, and all the country round about.

18 And the disciples of John informed him of all these things. And John,

19 calling to him two of his disciples, sent to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come, or look we for another?

20 And the men being come to him, said, John the Baptist hath sent us to thee, saying, Art thou he that should come, or look we for another?

21 And in that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues, and of evil spirits, and to many that were blind he gave sight.

22 And he answering said to them, Go and tell John the things ye have seen and heard: the blind see; the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed; the deaf hear; the dead are raised; to the poor the gospel is preached.

23 And happy is he, whosoever shall not be offended at me.

24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he said to the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see?

25 A reed shaken by the wind? But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold they that are splendidly apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings palaces.

26 But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

27 This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.

28 For I say to 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.

29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

30 But the Pharisees and scribes made void the counsel of God, toward themselves, being not baptized of him.

31 To whom then shall I liken the men of this generation, and to what are they like?

32 They are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.

34 The Son of man is come, eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.

35 But wisdom is justified by all her children.

36 And one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him. And going into the Pharisee's house, he sat down to table.

37 And behold a woman in the city, who had been a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at table in the Pharisee's house,

38 brought an alabaster box of ointment, And standing at his feet behind him weeping, watered his feet with a shower of tears, and wiped them, with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

39 But the Pharisee who had invited him, seeing it, 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.

40 And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

41 A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

42 But they having nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both: Which therefore will love him most?

43 Simon answering said, I suppose, he to whom he forgave most. He said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.

44 And turning to 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 watered my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

45 Thou gavest me no kiss; but she, from the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

46 Thou didst not anoint my head with oil: but she hath anointed my feet with ointment.

47 Wherefore I say to thee, Those many sins of her's are forgiven; therefore she loved much: but he to whom little is forgiven, loveth little.

48 And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at table with him said within themselves,

49 Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee: go in peace.

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