Luke 7:1-18 (Holman Christian Standard)

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A Centurion's Faith

1 When He had concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum. 2 A centurion's slave, who was highly valued by him, was sick and about to die. 3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to Him, requesting Him to come and save the life of his slave. 4 When they reached Jesus, they pleaded with Him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for You to grant this, 5 because he loves our nation and has built us a synagogue." 6 Jesus went with them, and when He was not far froma the house, the centurion sent friends to tell Him, "Lord, don't trouble Yourself, since I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. 7 That is why I didn't even consider myself worthy to come to You. But say the word, and my servant will be cured.b 8 For I too am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under my command.c 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." 9 Jesus heard this and was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following Him, He said, "I tell you, I have not found so great a faith even in Israel!" 10 When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

A Widow's Son Raised to Life

11 Soon afterwards He was on His way to a town called Nain. His disciples and a large crowd were traveling with Him. 12 Just as He neared the gate of the town, a dead man was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was also with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said, "Don't cry." 14 Then He came up and touched the open coffin,d and the pallbearers stopped. And He said, "Young man, I tell you, get up!" 15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.e 16 Then fearf came over everyone, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has risen among us," and "God has visitedg His people." 17 This report about Him went throughout Judea and all the vicinity.

In Praise of John the Baptist

18 Then John's disciples told him about all these things. So John summoned two of his disciples
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