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7 1After he had ended all his sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick and at the point of death. 3And when he heard concerning Jesus, he sent unto him elders of the Jews, asking him that he would come and save his servant. 4And they, when they came to Jesus, besought him earnestly, saying, He is worthy that thou shouldest do this for him; 5for he loveth our nation, and himself built us our synagogue. 6And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: 7wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say the word, and my servant shall be healed. 8For 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 servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 9And when Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned and said unto the multitude that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 10And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole. 11And it came to pass soon afterwards, that he went to a city called Nain; and his disciples went with him, and a great multitude. 12Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, there was carried out one that was dead, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14And he came nigh and touched the bier: and the bearers stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. 16And fear took hold on all: and they glorified God, saying, A great prophet is arisen among us: and, God hath visited his people. 17And this report went forth concerning him in the whole of Judaea, and all the region round about. 18And the disciples of John told him of all these things. 19And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to the Lord, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another? 20And when the men were come unto him, they said, John the Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that cometh, or look we for another? 21In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and on many that were blind he bestowed sight. 22And he answered and said unto them, Go and tell John the things which ye have seen and heard; the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good tidings preached to them. 23And blessed is he, whosoever shall find no occasion of stumbling in me. 24And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken with the wind? 25But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts. 26But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 27This is he of whom it is written,
Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,
Who shall prepare thy way before thee.
28I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there is none greater than John: yet he that is but little in the kingdom of God is greater than he. 29And all the people when they heard, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. 30But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected for themselves the counsel of God, being not baptized of him. 31Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation, and to what are they like? 32They are like unto children that sit in the marketplace, and call one to another; who say, We piped unto you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not weep. 33For John the Baptist is come eating no bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a demon. 34The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! 35And wisdom is justified of all her children. 36And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. 37And behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment, 38and standing behind at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 39Now when the Pharisee that had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner. 40And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Teacher, say on. 41A certain lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred shillings, and the other fifty. 42When they had not wherewith to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most? 43Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44And turning to the woman, he said unto 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 them with her hair. 45Thou gavest me no kiss: but she, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but she hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins? 50And he said unto the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
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