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1 After Jesus finished presenting all his words among the people, he entered Capernaum. 1 When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
2 A centurion had a servant who was very important to him, but the servant was ill and about to die. 2 There a centurion's servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.
3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to Jesus to ask him to come and heal his servant. 3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.
4 When they came to Jesus, they earnestly pleaded with Jesus. "He deserves to have you do this for him," they said. 4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, "This man deserves to have you do this,
5 "He loves our people and he built our synagogue for us." 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue."
6 Jesus went with them. He had almost reached the house when the centurion sent friends to say to Jesus, "Lord, don't be bothered. I don't deserve to have you come under my roof. 6 So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: "Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.
7 In fact, I didn't even consider myself worthy to come to you. Just say the word and my servant will be healed. 7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.
8 I'm also a man appointed under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to one, ‘Go,' and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,' and the servant does it." 8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and that one, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
9 When Jesus heard these words, he was impressed with the centurion. He turned to the crowd following him and said, "I tell you, even in Israel I haven't found faith like this." 9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel."
10 When the centurion's friends returned to his house, they found the servant restored to health. 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
11 A little later Jesus went to a city called Nain. His disciples and a great crowd traveled with him. 11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.
12 As he approached the city gate, 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 with her. 12 As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out--the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her.
13 When he saw her, the Lord had compassion for her and said, "Don't cry." 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."
14 He stepped forward and touched the stretcher on which the dead man was being carried. Those carrying him stood still. Jesus said, "Young man, I say to you, get up." 14 Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!"
15 The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 Awestruck, everyone praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people." 16 They were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."
17 This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding region. 17 This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.
18 John's disciples informed him about all these things. John called two of his disciples 18 John's disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them,
19 and sent them to the Lord. They were to ask him, "Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for someone else?" 19 he sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"
20 When they reached Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you. He asks, ‘Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for someone else?'" 20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, 'Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?' "
21 Right then, Jesus healed many of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and he gave sight to a number of blind people. 21 At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.
22 Then he replied to John's disciples, "Go, report to John what you have seen and heard. Those who were blind are able to see. Those who were crippled now walk. People with skin diseases are cleansed. Those who were deaf now hear. Those who were dead are raised up. And good news is preached to the poor. 22 So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
23 Happy is anyone who doesn't stumble along the way because of me." 23 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
24 After John's messengers were gone, Jesus spoke to the crowds about John. "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A stalk blowing in the wind? 24 After John's messengers left, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
25 What did you go out to see? A man dressed up in refined clothes? Look, those who dress in fashionable clothes and live in luxury are in royal palaces. 25 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces.
26 What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
27 He is the one of whom it's written: Look, I'm sending my messenger before you, who will prepare your way before you. 27 This is the one about whom it is written: " 'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
28 I tell you that no greater human being has ever been born than John. Yet whoever is least in God's kingdom is greater than he." 28 I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
29 Everyone who heard this, including the tax collectors, acknowledged God's justice because they had been baptized by John. 29 (All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus' words, acknowledged that God's way was right, because they had been baptized by John.
30 But the Pharisees and legal experts rejected God's will for themselves because they hadn't been baptized by John. 30 But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
31 "To what will I compare the people of this generation?" Jesus asked. "What are they like? 31 "To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?
32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace calling out to each other, ‘We played the flute for you and you didn't dance. We sang a funeral song and you didn't cry.' 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: " 'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.'
33 John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.' 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'
34 Yet the Human One came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.' 34 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." '
35 But wisdom is proved to be right by all her descendants." 35 But wisdom is proved right by all her children."
36 One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to eat with him. After he entered the Pharisee's home, he took his place at the table. 36 Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.
37 Meanwhile, a woman from the city, a sinner, discovered that Jesus was dining in the Pharisee's house. She brought perfumed oil in a vase made of alabaster. 37 When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume,
38 Standing behind him at his feet and crying, she began to wet his feet with her tears. She wiped them with her hair, kissed them, and poured the oil on them. 38 and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, kissed them and poured perfume on them.
39 When the Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw what was happening, he said to himself, If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. He would know that she is a sinner. 39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is--that she is a sinner."
40 Jesus replied, "Simon, I have something to say to you." "Teacher, speak," he said. 40 Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Tell me, teacher," he said.
41 "A certain lender had two debtors. One owed enough money to pay five hundred people for a day's work. The other owed enough money for fifty. 41 "Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42 When they couldn't pay, the lender forgave the debts of them both. Which of them will love him more?" 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
43 Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the largest debt canceled." Jesus said, "You have judged correctly." 43 Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You have judged correctly," Jesus said.
44 Jesus turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I entered your home, you didn't give me water for my feet, but she wet my feet with tears and wiped them with her hair. 44 Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
45 You didn't greet me with a kiss, but she hasn't stopped kissing my feet since I came in. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.
46 You didn't anoint my head with oil, but she has poured perfumed oil on my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
47 This is why I tell you that her many sins have been forgiven; so she has shown great love. The one who is forgiven little loves little." 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven--for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little."
48 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." 48 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
49 The other table guests began to say among themselves, "Who is this person that even forgives sins?" 49 The other guests began to say among themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
50 Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace." 50 Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."