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1 When Jesus 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 There was an army officer who had a servant who was very important to him. The servant was so sick he was nearly dead. 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 older Jewish leaders to him to ask Jesus 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 The men went to Jesus and begged him, saying, "This officer is worthy of 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 built us a synagogue." 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue."
6 So Jesus went with the men. He was getting near the officer's house when the officer sent friends to say, "Lord, don't trouble yourself, because I am not worthy 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 is why I did not come to you myself. But you only need to command it, 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, too, am a man under the authority of others, and I have soldiers under my command. I tell one soldier, 'Go,' and he goes. I tell another soldier, 'Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and my 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 this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, "I tell you, this is the greatest faith I have found anywhere, 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 Those who had been sent to Jesus went back to the house where they found the servant in good health. 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
11 Soon afterwards Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his followers and a large 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 When he came near the town gate, he saw a funeral. A mother, who was a widow, had lost her only son. A large crowd from the town was with the mother while her son was being carried out. 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 very sorry 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 went up and touched the coffin, and the people who were carrying it stopped. Jesus said, "Young man, I tell 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 And the son sat up and began to talk. Then 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 All the people were amazed and began praising God, saying, "A great prophet has come to us! 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 through all Judea and into all the places around there. 17 This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.
18 John's followers told him about all these things. He called for two of his followers 18 John's disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them,
19 and sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the One who is to come, or should we wait 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 the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you with this question: 'Are you the One who is to come, or should we wait 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 healed many people of their sicknesses, diseases, and evil spirits, and he 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 Then Jesus answered John's followers, "Go tell John what you saw and heard here. The blind can see, the crippled can walk, and people with skin diseases are healed. 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 Those who do not stumble in their faith because of me are blessed!" 23 Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
24 When John's followers left, Jesus began talking to the people about John: "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reedn blown 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 did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, people who have fine clothes and much wealth live in kings' 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 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, and I tell you, John is 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 was written about him: 'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare 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, John is greater than any other person ever born, but even 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 (When the people, including the tax collectors, heard this, they all agreed that God's teaching was good, 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 experts on the law refused to accept God's plan for themselves; they did not let John baptize them.) 30 But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God's purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
31 Then Jesus said, "What shall I say about the people of this time? 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 to one another and saying, 'We played music for you, but you did not dance; we sang a sad song, but you did not 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 did not eat bread or drink wine, and you say, '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 eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him! He eats too much and drinks too much wine, and he is 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 what it does." 35 But wisdom is proved right by all her children."
36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, so Jesus went into the Pharisee's house and sat 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 sinful woman in the town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house. So she brought an alabaster jar 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 at his feet, crying. She began to wash his feet with her tears, and she dried them with her hair, kissing them many times and rubbing them with the perfume. 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 asked Jesus to come to his house saw this, he thought to himself, "If Jesus were a prophet, he would know that the woman touching him 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 said to the Pharisee, "Simon, I have something to say to you." Simon said, "Teacher, tell me." 40 Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Tell me, teacher," he said.
41 Jesus said, "Two people owed money to the same banker. One owed five hundred coinsn and the other owed fifty. 41 "Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42 They had no money to pay what they owed, but the banker told both of them they did not have to pay him. Which person will love the banker 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, the Pharisee, answered, "I think it would be the one who owed him the most money." Jesus said to Simon, "You are right." 43 Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled." "You have judged correctly," Jesus said.
44 Then Jesus turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? When I came into your house, you gave me no water for my feet, but she 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 gave me no kiss of greeting, but she has been 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 did not put oil on my head, but she poured perfume on my feet. 46 You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
47 I tell you that her many sins are forgiven, so she showed great love. But the person who is forgiven only a little will love only a 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 people sitting at the table 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 Jesus said to the woman, "Because you believed, you are saved from your sins. Go in peace." 50 Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."