Luke 7

1 After he had finished speaking in the hearing of the people, he entered into Kafar-Nachum.
2 A certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.
3 When he heard about Yeshua, he sent to him Zakenim of the Yehudim, asking him to come and save his servant.
4 When they came to Yeshua, they begged him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for you to do this for him,
5 for he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us."
6 Yeshua went with them. When he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, don't trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.
7 Therefore I didn't even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed.
8 For I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, 'Go!' and he goes; and to another, 'Come!' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
9 When Yeshua heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude who followed him, "I tell you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Yisra'el."
10 Those who were sent, returning to the house, found that the servant who had been sick was well.
11 It happened soon afterwards, that he went to a city called Na`im. Many of his talmidim went with him, along with a great multitude.
12 Now when he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city were with her.
13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, "Don't cry."
14 He came near and touched the coffin, and the bearers stood still. He said, "Young man, I tell you, arise!"
15 He who was dead sat up, and began to speak. He gave him to his mother.
16 Fear took hold of all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and, "God has visited his people!"
17 This report went out concerning him in the whole of Yehudah, and in all the surrounding region.
18 The talmidim of Yochanan told him about all these things.
19 Yochanan, calling to himself two of his talmidim, sent them to Yeshua, saying, "Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?"
20 When the men had come to him, they said, "Yochanan the immerser has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?'"
21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight.
22 Yeshua answered them, "Go and tell Yochanan the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
23 Blessed is he who is not offended by me."
24 When Yochanan's messengers had departed, he began to tell the multitudes about Yochanan, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously dressed, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.
27 This is he of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, Who will prepare your way before you.'
28 "For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than Yochanan the immerser, yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
29 When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they justified God, being immersed with Yochanan's immersion.
30 But the Perushim and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God, not being immersed by him themselves.
31 The Lord said, "To what then will I liken the men of this generation? What are they like?
32 They are like children who sit in the marketplace, and call one to another, saying, 'We piped to you, and you didn't dance. We mourned, and you didn't weep.'
33 For Yochanan the immerser 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 gluttonous man, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
35 Wisdom is justified by all her children."
36 One of the Perushim invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Parush's house, and sat at the table.
37 Behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that he was reclining in the Parush's house, she brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
38 Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Parush who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner."
40 Yeshua answered him, "Shim`on, I have something to tell you." He said, "Teacher, say on."
41 "A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
42 When they couldn't pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?"
43 Shim`on answered, "He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most." He said to him, "You have judged correctly."
44 Turning to the woman, he said to Shim`on, "Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.
45 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 You didn't anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."
48 He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
49 Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
50 He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in shalom."
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