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1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things to the people, he went to Capernaum. 1 When Jesus had finished saying all this in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
2 A Roman officer there had a servant who was very dear to him; the man was sick and about to die. 2 There a centurion's servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.
3 When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders 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 They came to Jesus and begged him earnestly, "This man really deserves your help. 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 himself built a synagogue for us." 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue."
6 So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the officer sent friends to tell him, "Sir, don't trouble yourself. I do not deserve to have you come into my house, 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 neither do I consider myself worthy to come to you in person. Just give the order, and my servant will get well. 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, too, am a man placed under the authority of superior officers, and I have soldiers under me. I order this one, "Go!' and he goes; I order that one, "Come!' and he comes; and I order 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 Jesus was surprised when he heard this; he turned around and said to the crowd following him, "I tell you, I have never found faith like this, not even in Israel!" 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 The messengers went back to the officer's house and found his servant well. 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
11 Soon afterward Jesus went to a town named Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a large crowd. 11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.
12 Just as he arrived at the gate of the town, a funeral procession was coming out. The dead man was the only son of a woman who was a widow, and a large crowd from the town 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 the Lord saw her, his heart was filled with pity for her, and he said to her, "Don't cry." 13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."
14 Then he walked over and touched the coffin, and the men carrying it stopped. Jesus said, "Young man! Get up, I tell you!" 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 talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 They all were filled with fear and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us!" they said; "God has come to save 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 went out through all the country and the surrounding territory. 17 This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.
18 When John's disciples told him about all these things, he called two of them 18 John's disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them,
19 and sent them to the Lord to ask him, "Are you the one John said was going to come, or should we expect 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 came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to ask if you are the one he said was going to come, or should we expect 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 At that very time Jesus healed many people from their sicknesses, diseases, and evil spirits, and gave sight to many 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 He answered John's messengers, "Go back and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind can see, the lame can walk, those who suffer from dreaded skin diseases are made clean, the deaf can hear, the dead are raised to life, and the 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 How happy are those who have no doubts about me!" 23 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
24 After John's messengers had left, Jesus began to speak about him to the crowds: "When you went out to John in the desert, what did you expect to see? A blade of grass bending 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 fancy clothes? People who dress like that and live in luxury are found in 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 Tell me, what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes indeed, but you saw much 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 For John is the one of whom the scripture says: "God said, I will send my messenger ahead of you to open the way for 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," Jesus added, "John is greater than anyone who has ever lived. But the one who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than John." 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 All the people heard him; they and especially the tax collectors were the ones who had obeyed God's righteous demands and 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 the teachers of the Law rejected God's purpose for themselves and refused to be 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 Jesus continued, "Now to what can I compare the people of this day? 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. One group shouts to the other, "We played wedding music for you, but you wouldn't dance! We sang funeral songs, but you wouldn'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, and he fasted and drank no wine, and you said, "He has a demon in him!' 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'
34 The Son of Man came, and he ate and drank, and you said, "Look at this man! He is a glutton and wine drinker, a friend of tax collectors and other outcasts!' 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 God's wisdom, however, is shown to be true by all who accept it." 35 But wisdom is proved right by all her children."
36 A Pharisee invited Jesus to have dinner with him, and Jesus went to his house and sat down to eat. 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 In that town was a woman who lived a sinful life. She heard that Jesus was eating in the Pharisee's house, so she brought an alabaster jar full of perfume 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 stood behind Jesus, by his feet, crying and wetting his feet with her tears. Then she dried his feet with her hair, kissed them, and poured the perfume 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 saw this, he said to himself, "If this man really were a prophet, he would know who this woman is who is touching him; he would know what kind of sinful life she lives!" 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 spoke up and said to him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Yes, Teacher," he said, "tell me." 40 Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Tell me, teacher," he said.
41 "There were two men who owed money to a moneylender," Jesus began. "One owed him five hundred silver coins, and the other owed him fifty. 41 "Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42 Neither of them could pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Which one, then, 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 "I suppose," answered Simon, "that it would be the one who was forgiven more." "You are right," said Jesus. 43 Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You have judged correctly," Jesus said.
44 Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your home, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has washed my feet with her tears and dried 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 did not welcome me with a kiss, but she has not stopped kissing my feet since I came. 45 You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.
46 You provided no olive oil for my head, but she has covered my feet with perfume. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
47 I tell you, then, the great love she has shown proves that her many sins have been forgiven. But whoever has been forgiven little shows only a little love." 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 the woman, "Your sins are forgiven." 48 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
49 The others sitting at the table began to say to 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 But 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."