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Luke 7
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The Faith of a Roman Officer

7When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people, he returned to Capernaum.G1161G1893G4137G3956G846G4487G1519G189G2992G1525G1519G2584 2At that time the highly valued slave of a Roman officer was sick and near death.G1161G5100G1543G1401G3739G2258G1784G846G2192G2560G3195G5053 3When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish elders to ask him to come and heal his slave.G1161G191G4012G2424G649G4314G846G4245G2453G2065G846G3704G2064G1295G846G1401 4So they earnestly begged Jesus to help the man. "If anyone deserves your help, he does," they said,G1161G3854G4314G2424G3870G846G4709G3004G3754G2076G514G3739G3930G5124 5"for he loves the Jewish people and even built a synagogue for us."G1063G25G2257G1484G2532G846G3618G2254G4864 6So Jesus went with them. But just before they arrived at the house, the officer sent some friends to say, "Lord, don't trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honor.G1161G2424G4198G4862G846G1161G846G568G2235G3756G3112G575G3614G1543G3992G5384G4314G846G3004G846G2962G4660G3361G4660G1063G1510G3756G2425G2443G1525G5259G3450G4721 7I am not even worthy to come and meet you. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.G1352G3761G515G1683G515G2064G4314G4571G235G2036G3056G2532G3450G3816G2390 8I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, `Go,' and they go, or `Come,' and they come. And if I say to my slaves, `Do this,' they do it."G1063G1473G2532G1510G444G5021G5259G1849G2192G5259G1683G4757G2532G3004G5129G4198G2532G4198G2532G243G2064G2532G2064G2532G3450G1401G4160G5124G2532G4160 9When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, "I tell you, I haven't seen faith like this in all Israel!"G1161G2424G191G5023G2296G846G2532G4762G2036G3793G190G846G3004G5213G2147G5118G4102G3761G1722G2474 10And when the officer's friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed.G2532G3992G5290G1519G3624G2147G1401G5198G770

Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

11Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him.G2532G1096G1722G1836G4198G1519G4172G2564G3484G2532G2425G846G3101G4848G846G2532G4183G3793 12A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow's only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her.G1161G5613G1448G4439G4172G2532G2400G1580G2348G1580G3439G5207G846G3384G2532G846G2258G5503G2532G2425G3793G4172G2258G4862G846 13When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. "Don't cry!" he said.G2532G2962G1492G846G4697G1909G846G2532G2036G846G2799G3361 14Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. "Young man," he said, "I tell you, get up."G2532G4334G680G4673G1161G941G2476G2532G2036G3495G3004G4671G1453 15Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.G2532G3498G339G2532G756G2980G2532G1325G846G846G3384 16Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, "A mighty prophet has risen among us," and "God has visited his people today."G1161G2983G5401G537G2532G1392G2316G3004G3754G3173G4396G1453G1722G2254G2532G3754G2316G1980G846G2992 17And the news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding countryside.G2532G3778G3056G4012G846G1831G1722G3650G2449G2532G1722G3956G4066

Jesus and John the Baptist

18The disciples of John the Baptist told John about everything Jesus was doing. So John called for two of his disciples,G2532G3101G2491G518G846G4012G3956G5130 19and he sent them to the Lord to ask him, "Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?"G2532G2491G4341G1417G5100G846G3101G3992G4314G2424G3004G1488G4771G2064G2228G4328G243 20John's two disciples found Jesus and said to him, "John the Baptist sent us to ask, `Are you the Messiah we've been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?'"G1161G435G3854G4314G846G2036G2491G910G649G2248G4314G4571G3004G1488G4771G2064G2228G4328G243 21At that very time, Jesus cured many people of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and he restored sight to many who were blind.G1161G1722G846G5610G2323G4183G575G3554G2532G3148G2532G4190G4151G2532G4183G5185G5483G991 22Then he told John's disciples, "Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor.G2532G2424G611G2036G846G4198G518G2491G3739G1492G2532G191G3754G5185G308G5560G4043G3015G2511G2974G191G3498G1453G4434G2097 23And tell him, `God blesses those who do not turn away because of me.'"G2532G3107G2076G3739G4624G3362G4624G1722G1698 24After John's disciples left, Jesus began talking about him to the crowds. "What kind of man did you go into the wilderness to see? Was he a weak reed, swayed by every breath of wind?G1161G32G2491G565G756G3004G4314G3793G4012G2491G5101G1831G1519G2048G2300G2563G4531G5259G417 25Or were you expecting to see a man dressed in expensive clothes? No, people who wear beautiful clothes and live in luxury are found in palaces.G235G5101G1831G1492G444G294G1722G3120G2440G2400G1722G1741G2441G2532G5225G5172G1526G1722G933 26Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.G235G5101G1831G1492G4396G3483G3004G5213G2532G4055G4396 27John is the man to whom the Scriptures refer when they say, `Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, and he will prepare your way before you.'G3778G2076G4012G3739G1125G2400G1473G649G3450G32G4253G4675G4383G3739G2680G4675G3598G1715G4675 28I tell you, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of God is greater than he is!"G1063G3004G5213G1722G1084G1135G2076G3762G3187G4396G3187G2491G910G1161G3398G1722G932G2316G2076G3187G846 29When they heard this, all the people—even the tax collectors—agreed that God's way was right, for they had been baptized by John.G2532G3956G2992G191G2532G5057G1344G2316G907G908G2491 30But the Pharisees and experts in religious law rejected God's plan for them, for they had refused John's baptism.G1161G5330G2532G3544G114G1012G2316G1519G1438G907G3361G907G5259G846 31"To what can I compare the people of this generation?" Jesus asked. "How can I describe them?G1161G2962G2036G5101G3767G3666G444G5026G1074G2532G5101G1526G3664 32They are like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends, `We played wedding songs, and you didn't dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn't weep.'G1526G3664G3813G2521G1722G58G2532G4377G240G2532G3004G832G5213G2532G3738G3756G3738G2354G5213G2532G2799G3756G2799 33For John the Baptist didn't spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, `He's possessed by a demon.'G1063G2491G910G2064G3383G2068G740G3383G4095G3631G2532G3004G2192G1140 34The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, `He's a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!'G5207G444G2064G2068G2532G4095G2532G3004G2400G5314G444G2532G3630G5384G5057G2532G268 35But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it."G2532G4678G1344G575G3956G846G5043

Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman

36One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat.G1161G5100G5330G2065G846G2443G5315G3326G846G2532G1525G1519G5330G3614G347 37When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume.G2532G2400G1135G1722G4172G3748G2258G268G1921G3754G345G1722G5330G3614G2865G211G3464 38Then she knelt behind him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing his feet and putting perfume on them.G2532G2476G3844G846G4228G3694G2799G756G1026G846G4228G1144G2532G1591G2359G846G2776G2532G2705G846G4228G2532G218G3464 39When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know what kind of woman is touching him. She's a sinner!"G1161G5330G3588G2564G846G1492G2036G1722G1438G3004G3778G1487G2258G4396G302G1097G5101G2532G4217G1135G3748G680G846G3754G2076G268 40Then Jesus answered his thoughts. "Simon," he said to the Pharisee, "I have something to say to you." "Go ahead, Teacher," Simon replied.G2532G2424G611G2036G4314G846G4613G2192G5100G2036G4671G1161G5346G1320G2036 41Then Jesus told him this story: "A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other.G2258G5100G1157G1417G5533G1520G3784G4001G1220G1161G2087G4004 42But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?"G1161G846G2192G3361G591G5483G297G2036G3767G5101G846G25G846G4119 43Simon answered, "I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt." "That's right," Jesus said.G4613G611G1161G2036G5274G3754G3739G5483G4119G1161G2036G846G2919G3723G2919 44Then he turned to the woman and said to Simon, "Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn't offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair.G2532G4762G4314G1135G5346G4613G991G5026G1135G1525G1519G4675G3614G1325G3756G5204G1909G3450G4228G1161G3778G846G1026G3450G4228G1144G2532G1591G2359G846G2776 45You didn't greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet.G1325G3427G3756G5370G1161G3778G846G575G3739G1525G1257G3756G1257G2705G3450G4228 46You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume.G3450G2776G1637G218G3756G218G1161G3778G846G218G3450G4228G3464 47"I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love."G3739G5484G3004G4671G846G266G3588G4183G863G3754G25G4183G1161G3739G3641G863G25G3641 48Then Jesus said to the woman, "Your sins are forgiven."G1161G2036G846G4675G266G863 49The men at the table said among themselves, "Who is this man, that he goes around forgiving sins?"G2532G4873G756G3004G1722G1438G5101G2076G3778G3739G863G266G2532 50And Jesus said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."G1161G2036G4314G1135G4675G4102G4982G4571G4198G1519G1515


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