The Holy Bible - The New King James Version - Luke
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- Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He
- And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready
- So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading
with Him to come and heal his servant.
- And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the
one for whom He should do this was deserving,
- "for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue."
- Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house,
the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, "Lord, do not trouble
Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof.
- Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But say the
word, and my servant will be healed.
- For I also am a man placed under authority, having 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."
- When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and
said to the crowd that followed Him, "I say to you, I have not found such
great faith, not even in Israel!"
- And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well
who had been sick.
- Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and
many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd.
- And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being
carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large
crowd from the city was with her.
- When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not
- Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood
still. And He said, "Young man, I say to you, arise."
- So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his
- Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet
has risen up among us"; and, "God has visited His people."
- And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the
- Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things.
- And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying,
"Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?"
- When the men had come to Him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to
You, saying, 'Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?' "
- And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil
spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.
- Jesus answered and said to them, "Go and tell John the things you have
seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.
- And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me."
- When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the
multitudes concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A
reed shaken by the wind?
- But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed
those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings' courts.
- But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more
than a prophet.
- This is he of whom it is written: 'Behold, I send My messenger before Your
face, Who will prepare Your way before You.'
- For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet
than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater
- And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God,
having been baptized with the baptism of John.
- But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for themselves, not
having been baptized by him.
- And the Lord said, "To what then shall I liken the men of this generation,
and what are they like?
- They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one
another, saying: 'We played the flute for you, And you did not dance; We
mourned to you, And you did not weep.'
- For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you
say, 'He has a demon.'
- The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look, a glutton
and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
- But wisdom is justified by all her children."
- Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the
Pharisee's house, and sat down to eat.
- And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus
sat at the table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of
- And stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet
with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His
feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.
- Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself,
saying, "This man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of
woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner."
- And Jesus answered and said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to
you." So he said, "Teacher, say it."
- "There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred
denarii, and the other fifty.
- And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them
both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?"
- Simon answered and said, "I suppose the one whom he forgave more." And He
said to him, "You have rightly judged."
- Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I
entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My
feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head.
- You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since
the time I came in.
- You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet
with fragrant oil.
- Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she
loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."
- Then He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."
- And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, "Who
is this who even forgives sins?"
- Then He said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."
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