7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the
people, he entered into Capernaum.
7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was
sick, and ready to die.
7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent to him the elders of the
Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly,
saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
7:6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from
the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him,
Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou
shouldest enter under my roof;
7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come to thee;
but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
7:8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me
soldiers, and I say to one, Go, and he goeth; and to another,
Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth
7:9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and
turned himself about and said to the people that followed him,
I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in
7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the
servant well that had been sick.
7:11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city
called Nain: and many of his disciples went with him, and many
7:12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold,
there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother,
and she was a widow: and many people of the city were with her.
7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and
said to her, Weep not.
7:14 And he came and touched the bier: And they that bore [him]
stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to thee, Arise.
7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak, and he
delivered him to his mother.
7:16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God,
saying, That a great prophet hath risen among us; and, That God
hath visited his people.
7:17 And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea, and
throughout all the neighboring region.
7:18 And the disciples of John informed him of all these things.
7:19 And John calling two of his disciples sent [them] to Jesus,
saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
7:20 When the men had come to him, they said, John the Baptist
hath sent us to thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or
look we for another?
7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of [their] infirmities,
and diseases, and of evil spirits; and to many [that were]
blind he gave sight.
7:22 Then Jesus answering, said to them, Go, and tell John what
things ye have seen and heard; that the blind see, the lame
walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised,
to the poor the gospel is preached.
7:23 And blessed is [he], to whom I shall not be a stumbling
7:24 And when the messengers of John had departed, he began to
speak to the people concerning John, What went ye out into the
wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
7:25 But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
behold, they who are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately,
are in kings' courts.
7:26 But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you,
and much more than a prophet.
7:27 This is [he], concerning whom it is written, Behold, I send
my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before
7:28 For I say to you, Among those that are born of women, there
is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is
least in the kingdom of God, is greater than he.
7:29 And all the people that heard [him], and the publicans,
justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God
against themselves, being not baptized by him.
7:31 And the Lord said, To what then shall I liken the men of
this generation? and to what are they like?
7:32 They are like children sitting in the market-place, and
calling one to another, and saying, We have piped to you, and
ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not
7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread, nor
drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a demon.
7:34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say,
Behold, a gluttonous man, and a wine-bibber, a friend of
publicans and sinners.
7:35 But wisdom is justified by all her children.
7:36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with
him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down at
7:37 And behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, when she
knew that [Jesus] sat at table in the Pharisee's house, brought
an alabaster-box of ointment,
7:38 And stood at his feet behind [him] weeping, and began to
wash his feet with tears, and wiped [them] with the hairs of
her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed [them] with the
7:39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him, saw [it], he
spoke within himself, saying, This 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.
7:40 And Jesus answering, said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to
say to thee. And he saith, Master, speak.
7:41 There was a certain creditor, who had two debtors: the one
owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them
both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that [he], to whom he
forgave most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.
7:44 And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, Seest thou
this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no water
for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped
[them] with the hairs of her head.
7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman, since the time I
came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath
anointed my feet with ointment.
7:47 Wherefore I say to thee, Her sins, which are many, are
forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven,
[the same] loveth little.
7:48 And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven.
7:49 And they that sat at table with him, began to say within
themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in