11When He had completedall His discourse in the hearing of the people, 2He went to Capernaum.
And a centurion'sslave, awho was highlyregarded by him, was sick and about to die.
When he heardaboutJesus, 3he sent some bJewisheldersasking Him to come and csave the life of his slave.
When they came to Jesus, they earnestlyimplored Him, saying, "He is worthy for You to grantthis to him;
for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue."
6NowJesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurionsentfriends, saying to Him, "dLord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to comeunder my roof ;
for thisreason I did not evenconsidermyselfworthy to come to You, but just esay the word, and my fservant will be healed.
"For I alsoam a man placed underauthority, with soldiersunder me; and I say to thisone, 'Go !' and he goes, and to another, 'Come !' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Dothis !' and he does it."
9Now when Jesusheardthis, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, "I say to you, 4not even in Israel have I foundsuchgreatfaith."10
When those who had been sentreturned to the house, they found the slave in goodhealth.
11Soonafterwards He went to a citycalledNain ; and His disciples were goingalong with Him, gaccompanied by a largecrowd.
12Now as He approached the gate of the city, ha dead man was being carried out, the ionlyson of his mother, and she was a widow ; and a sizeablecrowd from the city was with her.
When 5the Lordsaw her, He feltcompassion for her, and said to her, "jDo not weep."14
And He came up and touched the coffin ; and the bearerscame to a halt. And He said, "Youngman, I say to you, arise !"15
The kdeadmansat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
166Feargripped them all, and they began 7glorifyingGod, saying, "A great8prophet has arisenamong us!" and, "God has lvisited His people !"
179Thisreportconcerning Him went out alloverJudea and in all the surroundingdistrict.
1810The disciples of Johnreported to him aboutallthesethings.
19Summoningmtwo of his disciples, Johnsent them to 11the Lord, saying, "Are You the nExpected One, or do we look for someoneelse ?"
When the mencame to Him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to You, to ask, 'Are You the oExpected One, or do we look for someoneelse ?' "
At that pvery time He 12curedmany people of diseases and 13afflictions and evilspirits ; and He gavesight to many who were blind.
And He answered and said to them, "Go and report to Johnwhat you have seen and heard : the 14BLINDRECEIVESIGHT, the lamewalk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deafhear, the dead are raised up, the 15POOR HAVE THE GOSPELPREACHED TO THEM.23"Blessed is he qwho does not take offense at Me."24
When the messengers of John had left, He began to speak to the crowdsaboutJohn, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see ? A reedshaken by the wind ?25"rBut what did you go out to see ? A mandressed in softsclothing ? Those who are splendidlyclothed and live in luxury are found in royalpalaces !26"But what did you go out to see ? A prophet ? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.27"This is the one aboutwhom it is written,'16BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGERtAHEAD OF YOU,WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAYBEFORE YOU.'28"I say to you, among those born of women there is noonegreater than John ; yet he who is uleast in the kingdom of God is greater than he."29
When all the people and the taxcollectorsheard this, they vacknowledged17God'sjustice, 18having been baptized with 19the baptism of John.
But the Pharisees and the w20lawyersrejectedGod'spurpose for themselves, not having been baptized by xJohn.
31"To whatthen shall I compare the men of thisgeneration, and what are they like ?32"They are likechildren who sit in the marketplace and call to oneanother, and they say, 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance ; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.'33"For John the Baptist has come21eatingnobread and drinkingnowine, and you say, 'He has a demon !'34"The Son of Man has comeeating and drinking, and you say, 'Behold, a gluttonousman and a ydrunkard, a friend of taxcollectors and zsinners !'35"Yetwisdom22is vindicated by all her children."36Nowone of the Pharisees was requesting Him to aadine with him, and He entered the Pharisee'shouse and reclined at the table.
3723And there was a woman in the citywho was a bbsinner ; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee'shouse, she brought an alabastervial of perfume,
and standingbehind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
39Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, "Ifthisman were 24a prophet He would knowwho and whatsort of personthiswoman is who is touching Him, that she is a ccsinner."
And Jesusanswered him, "Simon, I havesomething to say to you." And he ddreplied, "Say it, Teacher."
41"A moneylenderhadtwodebtors : oneowedfivehundredee25denarii, and the otherfifty.42"When they 26were unable to repay, he graciouslyforgave them both. Sowhich of them will love him more ?"43Simonanswered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgavemore." And He said to him, "You have judgedcorrectly."44Turningtoward the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you seethiswoman ? I entered your house ; you 27gave Me nowater for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.45"You 28gave Me nokiss ; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.46"29You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume.47"For thisreason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she lovedmuch ; but he who is forgivenlittle, loveslittle."48Then He said to her, "30Your sins have been forgiven."49Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to sayffto themselves, "31Who is this man whoevenforgivessins ?"
And He said to the woman, "32Your faith has saved you; 33go in peace."