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1 After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Caper'na-um. 1 When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
2 Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death. 2 There a centurion's servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.
3 When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave. 3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.
4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him, 4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, "This man deserves to have you do this,
5 for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue." 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue."
6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy 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 therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant 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 For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he 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 this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that followed him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." 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 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well. 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
11 Soon afterward he went to a city called Na'in, and his disciples and a great crowd went 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 drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and 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 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."
14 And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." 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 And the dead man sat up, and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited 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 And this report concerning him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country. 17 This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.
18 The disciples of John told him of all these things. 18 John's disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them,
19 And John, calling to him two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?" 19 he sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"
20 And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?'" 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 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many that were blind he bestowed sight. 21 At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.
22 And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 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 And blessed is he who takes no offense at me." 23 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
24 When the messengers of John had gone, he began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by 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 then did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings' courts. 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 then 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 This is he of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.' 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, among those born of women none is greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God 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 (When they heard this all the people and the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of 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 the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) 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 then shall I compare the men of this generation, and 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 market place and calling to one another, 'We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.' 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 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no 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 The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, 'Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, 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 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children." 35 But wisdom is proved right by all her children."
36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house, and took his place at 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 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 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 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. 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 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for 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 And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "What is it, Teacher?" 40 Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Tell me, teacher," he said.
41 "A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 41 "Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42 When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now 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 answered, "The one, I suppose, to whom he forgave more." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly." 43 Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You have judged correctly," Jesus said.
44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her 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 gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.
46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he 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 And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." 48 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?" 49 The other guests began to say among themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
50 And he 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."