THE GOSPEL ACCORDING to
Luke 7 ©
1 Christ heals the servant of a captain at Capernaum, whose faith He commends above all others. 11 Raises from the dead a widow’s son at Nain. 18 Answers the question of John’s disciples, and proves by His own doctrine and works that He is the Messiah. 24 Gives a glorious testimony of the person and office of John. 29 For which the people praise God, but the Pharisees contemn the counsel of God. 31 Upbraids the Jews with their impenitence under the similitude of the practice of children on the streets. 36 Eats with Simon the pharisee, where a sinner moistens His feet with her tears; whereat Simon is offended, and Christ defends her by the similitude of two debtors.
NOW when he had 1ended all his sayings 2in the audience of the people, he entereda into Capernaum.
And a certain centurion's servant, who was 3dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the 4elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and 5heal his servant.
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him 6instantly, saying, That he was worthy for 7whom he should do this:
For he loveth 8our nation, and he hath built us a 9synagogue.
Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, 10saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but 11say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
For I also am a man set 12under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not 13in Israel.
And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
¶And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called 14Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
Now when he came nigh to the 15gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, 16Weep not.
And he came and touched 17the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.b
And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
And there came a fear on all: and they 18glorified God, saying, That ac great prophet is risen up among us; and, That Godd hath 19visited his people.
And this 20rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
Ande the disciples of John shewed 21him of all these things.
¶And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he 22that should come? or look we for another?
When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, 23saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and 24plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he 25gave sight.
Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how thatf the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended 26in me.
¶Andg when 27the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold,h I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is 28least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, 29justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
But the Pharisees and lawyers 30rejected 31the counsel of God 32against themselves, being not baptized of him.
¶Andi the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
They are 33like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
Forj John the Baptist came 34neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a 35gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
But wisdom is 36justified of all her children.
¶Andk one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
And, behold, a woman in the city, which was 37a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought 38an alabaster box of ointment,
And stood at his feet behind him 39weeping, and began to wash his 40feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, Thisl man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
There was 41a certain 42creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five 43hundred pence, and the other fifty.
And when they had nothing to pay, he franklym forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no 44water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman 45since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; 46for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
And he said unto her, Thyn sins are forgiven.
And they that sat at meat with him began to say 47within themselves, Whoo is this that forgiveth sins also?
And he said to the woman, Thy 48faith hath saved thee; go in peace.