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Luke 7

ESV 1 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. MSG 1 When he finished speaking to the people, he entered Capernaum. ESV 2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. MSG 2 A Roman captain there had a servant who was on his deathbed. He prized him highly and didn't want to lose him. ESV 3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. MSG 3 When he heard Jesus was back, he sent leaders from the Jewish community asking him to come and heal his servant. ESV 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him, MSG 4 They came to Jesus and urged him to do it, saying, "He deserves this. ESV 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue." MSG 5 He loves our people. He even built our meeting place." ESV 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. MSG 6 Jesus went with them. When he was still quite far from the house, the captain sent friends to tell him, "Master, you don't have to go to all this trouble. I'm not that good a person, you know. I'd be embarrassed for you to come to my house, ESV 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. MSG 7 even embarrassed to come to you in person. Just give the order and my servant will get well. ESV 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." MSG 8 I'm a man under orders; I also give orders. I tell one soldier, 'Go,' and he goes; another, 'Come,' and he comes; my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it." ESV 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." MSG 9 Taken aback, Jesus addressed the accompanying crowd: "I've yet to come across this kind of simple trust anywhere in Israel, the very people who are supposed to know about God and how he works." ESV 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. MSG 10 When the messengers got back home, they found the servant up and well. ESV 11 Soon afterward he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. MSG 11 Not long after that, Jesus went to the village Nain. His disciples were with him, along with quite a large crowd. ESV 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. MSG 12 As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession - a woman's only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. ESV 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep." MSG 13 When Jesus saw her, his heart broke. He said to her, "Don't cry." ESV 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, "Young man, I say to you, arise." MSG 14 Then he went over and touched the coffin. The pallbearers stopped. He said, "Young man, I tell you: Get up." ESV 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesusgave him to his mother. MSG 15 The dead son sat up and began talking. Jesus presented him to his mother. ESV 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!" MSG 16 They all realized they were in a place of holy mystery, that God was at work among them. They were quietly worshipful - and then noisily grateful, calling out among themselves, "God is back, looking to the needs of his people!" ESV 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country. MSG 17 The news of Jesus spread all through the country. ESV 18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, MSG 18 John's disciples reported back to him the news of all these events taking place. ESV 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" MSG 19 He sent two of them to the Master to ask the question, "Are you the One we've been expecting, or are we still waiting?" ESV 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'" MSG 20 The men showed up before Jesus and said, "John the Baptizer sent us to ask you, 'Are you the One we've been expecting, or are we still waiting?'" ESV 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. MSG 21 In the next two or three hours Jesus healed many from diseases, distress, and evil spirits. To many of the blind he gave the gift of sight. ESV 22 And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. MSG 22 Then he gave his answer: "Go back and tell John what you have just seen and heard: The blind see, The lame walk, Lepers are cleansed, The deaf hear, The dead are raised, The wretched of the earth have God's salvation hospitality extended to them. ESV 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me." MSG 23 "Is this what you were expecting? Then count yourselves fortunate!" ESV 24 When John's messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? MSG 24 After John's messengers left to make their report, Jesus said more about John to the crowd of people. "What did you expect when you went out to see him in the wild? A weekend camper? ESV 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings' courts. MSG 25 Hardly. What then? A sheik in silk pajamas? Not in the wilderness, not by a long shot. ESV 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. MSG 26 What then? A messenger from God? That's right, a messenger! Probably the greatest messenger you'll ever hear. ESV 27 This is he of whom it is written, "'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.' MSG 27 He is the messenger Malachi announced when he wrote, I'm sending my messenger on ahead To make the road smooth for you. ESV 28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." MSG 28 "Let me lay it out for you as plainly as I can: No one in history surpasses John the Baptizer, but in the kingdom he prepared you for, the lowliest person is ahead of him. ESV 29 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just,having been baptized with the baptism of John, MSG 29 The ordinary and disreputable people who heard John, by being baptized by him into the kingdom, are the clearest evidence; ESV 30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) MSG 30 the Pharisees and religious officials would have nothing to do with such a baptism, wouldn't think of giving up their place in line to their inferiors. ESV 31 "To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? MSG 31 "How can I account for the people of this generation? ESV 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, "'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.' MSG 32 They're like spoiled children complaining to their parents, 'We wanted to skip rope and you were always too tired; we wanted to talk but you were always too busy.' ESV 33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' MSG 33 John the Baptizer came fasting and you called him crazy. ESV 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' MSG 34 The Son of Man came feasting and you called him a lush. ESV 35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children." MSG 35 Opinion polls don't count for much, do they? The proof of the pudding is in the eating." Anointing His Feet ESV 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table. MSG 36 One of the Pharisees asked him over for a meal. He went to the Pharisee's house and sat down at the dinner table. ESV 37 And 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, MSG 37 Just then a woman of the village, the town harlot, having learned that Jesus was a guest in the home of the Pharisee, came with a bottle of very expensive perfume ESV 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. MSG 38 and stood at his feet, weeping, raining tears on his feet. Letting down her hair, she dried his feet, kissed them, and anointed them with the perfume. ESV 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner." MSG 39 When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man was the prophet I thought he was, he would have known what kind of woman this is who is falling all over him." ESV 40 And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "Say it, Teacher." MSG 40 Jesus said to him, "Simon, I have something to tell you." "Oh? Tell me." ESV 41 "A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. MSG 41 "Two men were in debt to a banker. One owed five hundred silver pieces, the other fifty. ESV 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?" MSG 42 Neither of them could pay up, and so the banker canceled both debts. Which of the two would be more grateful?" ESV 43 Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly." MSG 43 Simon answered, "I suppose the one who was forgiven the most." ESV 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. MSG 44 Then turning to the woman, but speaking to Simon, he said, "Do you see this woman? I came to your home; you provided no water for my feet, but she rained tears on my feet and dried them with her hair. ESV 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. MSG 45 You gave me no greeting, but from the time I arrived she hasn't quit kissing my feet. ESV 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. MSG 46 You provided nothing for freshening up, but she has soothed my feet with perfume. ESV 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven--for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little." MSG 47 Impressive, isn't it? She was forgiven many, many sins, and so she is very, very grateful. If the forgiveness is minimal, the gratitude is minimal." ESV 48 And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." MSG 48 Then he spoke to her: "I forgive your sins." ESV 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?" MSG 49 That set the dinner guests talking behind his back: "Who does he think he is, forgiving sins!" ESV 50 And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace." MSG 50 He ignored them and said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."

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