Curing the dying one
After He completed all His words in the 1hearing
of the people, He 2aentered
And a certain acenturion
's slave, who was highly valued by him, was ill and about to die.
And when he heard about Jesus, he sent to Him some elders of the Jews, requesting that He would come and 1completely
heal his slave.
And when they came to Jesus, they entreated Him earnestly, saying, He is worthy of Your granting this to him,
For he loves our nation, and he himself built the asynagogue
And Jesus went with them. But already, when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, Lord, do anot
trouble Yourself, for I am not fit for You to enter under my roof;
Therefore, I did not count even myself worthy to come to You. But speak a aword
, and let my servant be healed.
For I also am a man set under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.
And when Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turning to the crowd following Him, He said, I say to you, Not even in Israel have I found such great afaith
And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.
Showing pity to the weeping widow by raising up her only son
afterward He went into a city called Nain, and His disciples went with Him, as well as a large crowd.
And as He came near the gate of the city, behold, one who had died was being carried out, an aonly
son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a considerable crowd from the city was with her.
And when the Lord saw her, He was 1moved
for her and said to her, Do bnot
And He came near and touched the bier, and those carrying it
stood still. And He said, Young man, to you I say, aArise
And the adead
man sat up and began to speak. And He bgave
him to his mother.
took hold of all, and they bglorified
God, saying, A great cprophet
has been raised up among us, and, God has dvisited
And this report concerning Him went out in the whole of 1Judea
and in all the surrounding region.
Strengthening His forerunner
's adisciples breported
to him concerning all these things.
And John called a certain two of his disciples to him
and sent them
Lord, saying, Are You the aComing
One, or should we expect another?
And the men came to Him and said, John the Baptist sent us to You, saying, Are You the Coming One, or should we expect another?
In that hour He ahealed
many from diseases and afflictions and evil spirits, and to many who were bblind
He graciously gave sight.
And He answered and said to them, Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the ablind
receive their sight, the blame
walk, the clepers
are cleansed and the ddeaf
hear, the edead
are raised, the fpoor
have the gospel 1announced
is he who is not astumbled
because of Me.
And when the messengers of John went away, He began to say to the crowds concerning John, What did you go out into the awilderness
to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?
But what did you go out to see? A man arrayed in soft garments? Behold, those who live in splendid apparel and luxury are in royal palaces.
But what did you go out to see? A aprophet
? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.
This is he concerning whom it is written, a
"Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will prepare Your way before You.''
I say to you, Among those born of women there is no one greater than John, yet he who is least in the akingdom
of God is greater than he.
And when all the people and the tax collectors heard this,
that God was righteous, since they had been bbaptized
with the cbaptism
But the aPharisees
and the 1blawyers 2rejected
of God for themselves since they had not been baptized by him.
And Jesus said,
To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like?
They are like little children sitting in the amarketplace
and calling to one another, who say, We have played the flute to you, and you did not dance; we have sung a dirge, and you did not weep.
For John the Baptist has come neither aeating
drinking wine, and you say, He has a demon.
The Son of Man has come aeating
and drinking, and you say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a bfriend
of tax collectors and sinners.
Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.
Now a certain one of the Pharisees asked Him to aeat
with him. And He entered into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table.
And behold, there was a woman in the city who was a sinner, and when she learned that He was reclining at table
in the Pharisee's house, she 1brought
an alabaster flask of aointment
And she stood behind Him
at His feet weeping and began to wet His feet with her tears and wiped them
with the 1ahair
of her head, and she kissed His feet 2affectionately
and anointed them
with the 3ointment
But when the aPharisee
who had invited Him saw this,
he said within himself, This man, 1if
He were a bprophet
, would know cwho
and what sort of woman this is
who is touching Him, because she is a sinner.
And Jesus 1answered
and said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he said, Teacher, say it.
A certain moneylender had 1two adebtors
: one owed five hundred 2denarii
and the other fifty.
But since they had 1nothing with which
to repay, he graciously 2aforgave
them both. Which of them 3therefore
will love him more?
Simon answered and said, I suppose the one whom he graciously forgave the more. And He said to him, You have judged correctly.
And turning to the woman, He said to Simon, Do you see this woman? I entered into your house; you did not 1give
Me water for My afeet
, but she, with her tears, has wet My feet and with her hair has wiped them.
You did not give Me a akiss
, but she, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing My feet affectionately.
You did not anoint My head with aoil
, but she has anointed My feet with ointment.
For this reason I say to you, Her sins which are amany
are forgiven, because she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, he 1loves
And He said to her, 1Your
sins are aforgiven
And those who were reclining at table
began to say within themselves, 1aWho
is this who even forgives sins?
But He said to the woman, Your 1afaith
has saved you. Go 2in bpeace