z[See ver. 19 above]
aa[See ver. 19 above]
aoMark 1:2; Cited from Mal. 3:1; [ch. 1:17, 76]
bl[Rom. 8:32 (Gk.)]

Luke 7

Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

1After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, ahe entered Capernaum. 2Now a centurion had a servant
Greek bondservant; also verses 3, 8, 10
who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.
3When the centurion
Greek he
heard about Jesus, dhe sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant.
4And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, e“He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us four synagogue.” 6And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, gdo not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But hsay the word, and let my servant be healed. 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, ihe marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such jfaith.” 10And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.

Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

11Soon afterward
Some manuscripts The next day
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, lthe only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13And when the Lord saw her, mhe had compassion on her and nsaid to her, “Do not weep.” 14Then he came up and touched othe bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to you, parise.” 15And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus
Greek he
rgave him to his mother.
16Fear seized them all, and sthey glorified God, saying, t“A great prophet has arisen among us!” and uGod has visited his people!” 17And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.

Messengers from John the Baptist

18 v, wThe disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one xwho is to come, or yshall we look for another?” 20And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one zwho is to come, or aashall we look for another?’” 21In that hour abhe healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and acon many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22And he answered them, Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: adthe blind receive their sight, the lame walk, aelepers
Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
are cleansed, and agthe deaf hear, ahthe dead are raised up, aithe poor have good news preached to them.
23And blessed is the one who is ajnot offended by me.”

24When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus
Greek he
began to speak to the crowds concerning John: What did you go out alinto the wilderness to see? amA reed shaken by the wind?
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? anA prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27This is he of whom it is written,

ao“‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way before you.’

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( apWhen all the people heard this, and aqthe tax collectors too, they declared God just,
Greek  they justified God
ashaving been baptized with atthe baptism of John,
30 aubut the Pharisees and avthe lawyers awrejected axthe purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)

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 ayeating no bread and azdrinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34The Son of Man has come baeating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, bba friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35Yet bcwisdom is justified by all her children.”

A Sinful Woman Forgiven

36 bdOne of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. 37 beAnd 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, 38and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and bfwiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If bgthis man were bha prophet, he biwould have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 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 bjdenarii, and the other fifty. 42 bkWhen they could not pay, he blcancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 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; bmyou gave me no water for my feet, but bnshe has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 boYou gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to bpkiss my feet. 46 bqYou did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47Therefore I tell you, her sins, brwhich are many, are forgivenfor she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48And he said to her, bsYour sins are forgiven.” 49Then those who were at table with him began to say among
Or to
themselves, buWho is this, who even forgives sins?”
50And he said to the woman, bvYour faith has saved you; bwgo in peace.”

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