Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of
the people, He entered Capernaum.
2 And a
certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was
sick and ready to die.
3 So when
he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him,
pleading with Him to come and heal his servant.
when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly,
saying that the one for whom He should do this was
“for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.”
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.
8 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.”
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
And those who were sent, returning to the house, found
the servant well who had been sick.
Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain
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.
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. 13
When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said
to her, “Do not weep.”
He came and touched the open coffin, and those who
carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man,
I say to you, arise.”
15 So he
who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented
him to his mother.
fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A
great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has
visited His people.”
this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all
the surrounding region.
John the Baptist Sends
Messengers to Jesus
18 Then the disciples of John reported to him
concerning all these things.
John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent
them to Jesus, saying, “Are You the Coming One,
or do we look for another?”
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?’”
that very hour He cured many of infirmities,
afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave
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.
blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”
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?
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.
what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to
you, and more than a prophet.
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 than he.”
when all the people heard Him, even the tax
collectors justified God, having been baptized with the
baptism of John.
the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the will of God for
themselves, not having been baptized by him.
the Lord said, "To what then shall I liken the men of this generation,
and what are they like?
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.’
Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say,
‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax
collectors and sinners!’
wisdom is justified by all her children.”
A Sinful Woman Forgiven
Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And
He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat.
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 fragrant
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.
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.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something
to say to you.”
So he said, “Teacher, say it.”
was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed
five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely
forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them
will love him more?”
answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he
And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.”
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.
gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss
My feet since the time I came in.
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.”
He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
those who sat at the table with Him began to say to
themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in