but the Pharisees and the lawyers rendered null as to themselves the counsel of God, not having been baptised by him.)
To whom therefore shall I liken the men of this generation, and to whom are they like?
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.
For John the baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He has a demon.
The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and ye say, Behold an eater and wine-drinker, a a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners;
and wisdom has been justified of all her children.
But one of the Pharisees begged him that he would eat with him. And entering into the house of the Pharisee he took his place at table;
and behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, and knew that he was sitting at meat in the house of the Pharisee, having taken an alabaster box of myrrh,
and standing at his feet behind [him] weeping, began to wash his feet with tears; and she wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed b his feet, and anointed [them] with the myrrh.
And the Pharisee who had invited him, seeing it, spoke with himself saying, This [person] if he were a prophet would have known who and what c the woman is who touches him, for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he says, Teacher, say [it].
There were two debtors of a certain creditor: one owed five hundred denarii and the other fifty;
but as they had nothing to pay, he forgave both of them [their debt]: [say,] which of them therefore will love him most?
And Simon answering said, I suppose he to whom he forgave d the most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.
And turning to the woman he said to Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house; thou gavest me not water on my feet, but *she* has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair.
Thou gavest me not a kiss, but *she* from the time I came in has not ceased kissing my feet.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint, but *she* has anointed my feet with myrrh.
For which cause I say to thee, Her many sins are forgiven; for she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven loves little.
And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven.
And they that were with [them] at table began to say within themselves, Who is this who forgives also sins?
And he said to the woman, Thy faith has saved thee; go in peace.