Luke 7:1-30 (New American Standard)

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Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant

1 1When He had completed all His discourse in the hearing of the people, 2He went to Capernaum. 2 And a centurion's slave, awho was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. 3 When he heard about Jesus, 3he sent some bJewish elders asking Him to come and csave the life of his slave. 4 When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, "He is worthy for You to grant this to him; 5 for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue." 6 Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, "dLord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof ; 7 for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just esay the word, and my fservant will be healed. 8 "For I also am a man placed under authority, with 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." 9 Now when Jesus heard this, 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 found such great faith." 10 When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health. 11 Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain ; and His disciples were going along with Him, gaccompanied by a large crowd. 12 Now as He approached the gate of the city, ha dead man was being carried out, the ionly son of his mother, and she was a widow ; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her. 13 When 5the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, "jDo not weep." 14 And He came up and touched the coffin ; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise !" 15 The kdead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16 6Fear gripped them all, and they began 7glorifying God, saying, "A great 8prophet has arisen among us!" and, "God has lvisited His people !" 17 9This report concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.

A Deputation from John

18 10The disciples of John reported to him about all these things. 19 Summoning mtwo of his disciples, John sent them to 11the Lord, saying, "Are You the nExpected One, or do we look for someone else ?" 20 When the men came to Him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to You, to ask, 'Are You the oExpected One, or do we look for someone else ?' " 21 At that pvery time He 12cured many people of diseases and 13afflictions and evil spirits ; and He gave sight to many who were blind. 22 And He answered and said to them, "Go and report to John what you have seen and heard : the 14BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the 15POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED 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 crowds about John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see ? A reed shaken by the wind ? 25 "rBut what did you go out to see ? A man dressed in soft sclothing ? Those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces ! 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 about whom it is written, '16BEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER tAHEAD OF YOU, WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.' 28 "I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John ; yet he who is uleast in the kingdom of God is greater than he." 29 When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they vacknowledged 17God's justice, 18having been baptized with 19the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and the w20lawyers rejected God's purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by xJohn.
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