Luke 7:36-50

A Sinful Woman Forgiven

36 1One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table.
37 2And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,
38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and 3wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If 4this man were 5a prophet, he 6would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner."
40 And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "Say it, Teacher."
41 "A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred 7denarii, and the other fifty.
42 8When they could not pay, he 9cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
43 Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly."
44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; 10you gave me no water for my feet, but 11she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
45 12You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to 13kiss my feet.
46 14You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, 15which are many, are forgiven--for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little."
48 And he said to her, 16"Your sins are forgiven."
49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among[a] themselves, 17"Who is this, who even forgives sins?"
50 And he said to the woman, 18"Your faith has saved you; 19go in peace."

Cross References 19

  • 1. Luke 11:37; Luke 14:1
  • 2. For ver. 37-39, [Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:1-8]
  • 3. ver. 44; John 11:2
  • 4. [Luke 15:2]
  • 5. ver. 16; John 4:19
  • 6. [Luke 22:64]
  • 7. See Matthew 18:28
  • 8. Matthew 18:25
  • 9. [Romans 8:32(Gk.)]
  • 10. 1 Timothy 5:10; See Genesis 18:4
  • 11. ver. 38
  • 12. 2 Samuel 15:5; 2 Samuel 19:39; 2 Samuel 20:9
  • 13. ver. 38
  • 14. Psalms 23:5; Psalms 141:5; Ecclesiastes 9:8; Matthew 6:17
  • 15. [ver. 39]
  • 16. Luke 5:20; Matthew 9:2; Mark 2:5; James 5:15; 1 John 2:12; [John 20:23]
  • 17. Luke 5:21
  • 18. ver. 9; [ver. 47; 1 Timothy 1:14]; See Mark 10:52; Ephesians 2:8
  • 19. Luke 8:48; 1 Samuel 1:17; Mark 5:34

Footnotes 1

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