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1 When Jesus had finished everything he wanted to say 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 There a Roman army officer's valuable slave was sick and near death. 2 There a centurion's servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.
3 The officer had heard about Jesus and sent some Jewish leaders to him. They were to ask Jesus to come and save the servant's life. 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, "He 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 built our synagogue at his own expense." 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue."
6 Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the officer sent friends to tell Jesus, "Sir, don't bother. I don't 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 That's why I didn't come to you. But just give a command, and let my servant be cured. 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 As you know, I'm in a chain of command and have soldiers at my command. I tell one of them, 'Go!' and he goes, and another, 'Come!' and he comes. I tell my servant, '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 amazed at the officer when he heard these words. He turned to the crowd following him and said, "I can guarantee that I haven't found faith as great as this 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 When the men who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant healthy again. 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
11 Soon afterward, Jesus went to a city called Nain. His disciples and a large 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 came near the entrance to the city, he met a funeral procession. The dead man was a widow's only child. 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 the Lord saw her, he felt sorry for her. 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 He went up to the open coffin, took hold of it, and the men who were carrying it stopped. He said, "Young man, I'm telling you to come back to life!" 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 Everyone was struck with fear and praised God. They said, "A great prophet has appeared among us," and "God has taken care of 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 told him about all these things. Then 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 ask the Lord, "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 The men came to Jesus and said, "John the Baptizer sent us to ask you, '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 At that time Jesus was curing many people who had diseases, sicknesses, and evil spirits. Also, he was giving back sight to many who were blind. 21 At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.
22 Jesus answered John's disciples, "Go back, and tell John what you have seen and heard: Blind people see again, lame people are walking, those with skin diseases are made clean, deaf people hear again, dead people are brought back to life, and poor people hear the Good News. 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 Whoever doesn't lose his faith in me is indeed blessed." 23 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
24 When John's messengers had left, Jesus spoke to the crowds about John. "What did you go into the desert to see? Tall grass swaying 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 Really, what did you go to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Those who wear splendid 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 Really, what did you go to see? A prophet? Let me tell you that he is far 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 John is the one about whom Scripture says, 'I am sending my messenger ahead of you to prepare the way in front of 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 can guarantee that of all the people ever born, no one is greater than John. Yet, the least important person 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, including tax collectors, heard John. They admitted that God was right by letting John baptize them. 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 experts in Moses' Teachings rejected God's plan for them. They refused to be baptized. 30 But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
31 "How can I describe the people who are living now? 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 who sit in the marketplace and shout to each other, 'We played music for you, but you didn't dance. We sang a funeral song, but 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 Baptizer has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'There's 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 has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him! He's 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 "Yet, wisdom is proved right by all its results." 35 But wisdom is proved right by all her children."
36 One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to eat with him. Jesus went to the Pharisee's house and was eating 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 A woman who lived a sinful life in that city found out that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house. So she took a bottle 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 knelt at his feet. She was crying and washed his feet with her tears. Then she dried his feet with her hair, kissed them over and over again, 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 The Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this and thought, "If this man really were a prophet, he would know what sort of woman is touching him. She's 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 spoke up, "Simon, I have something to say to you." Simon replied, "Teacher, you're free to speak." 40 Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Tell me, teacher," he said.
41 [So Jesus said,] "Two men owed a moneylender some money. 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 When they couldn't pay it back, he was kind enough to cancel their debts. Now, who do you think will love him the most?" 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, "I suppose the one who had the largest debt canceled." Jesus said to him, "You're right!" 43 Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You have judged correctly," Jesus said.
44 Then, turning to the woman, he said to Simon, "You see this woman, don't you? I came into your house. You didn't wash 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 didn't give me a kiss. But ever since I came in, she has not stopped kissing 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 didn't put any olive oil on my head. But she has poured perfume on my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
47 That's why I'm telling you that her many sins have been forgiven. Her great love proves that. But whoever receives little forgiveness loves very 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 have been forgiven." 48 Then Jesus said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
49 The other guests thought, "Who is this man who 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."