1 After He finished all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, being ill, was about to die. 3 And, having heard about Jesus, he sent to Him elders of the Jews, asking Him, that, having come, He would thoroughly save his servant. 4 And they, coming to Jesus, were earnestly beseeching Him, saying, "He is worthy for whom Thou shalt do this; 5 for he loves our nation, and he built the synagogue for us." 6 And Jesus was going with them. And now, when He was not far distant from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, "Lord, trouble not Thyself; for I am not worthy that Thou shouldest come under my roof. 7 Wherefore, neither thought I myself worthy to come to Thee; but speak with a word, and let my boy be healed; 8 for I also am a man set under authority, having soldiers under myself; and I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
9 And, hearing these things, Jesus marvelled at him; and, turning, He said to the multitude following Him, "I say to you, not even in Israel did I find such faith!" 10 And those who were sent, having returned to the house, found the servant well.
11 And it came to pass soon afterwards that He went to a city called Nain; and there were going with Him His disciples, and a large multitude. 12 And, as He came near to the gate of the city, behold, also there was being carried out one dead, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a large crowd of the city was with her. 13 And, seeing her, the Lord was moved with compassion towards her, and said to her, "Weep not." 14 And, going forward, He touched the bier; and those bearing it stood still; and He said, "Young man, I say to you, Arise!"
15 And the dead sat up, and began to speak. And He gave him to his mother. 16 And fear seized on all; and they were glorifying God, saying, "A great prophet was raised up among us," and "God did visit His people." 17 And this report concerning Him went forth in all Judaea, and in all the surrounding country.
18 And the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19 And, calling to him two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, "Art Thou the Coming One, or are we to expect another?"
20 And, coming near to Him, the men said, "John, the Immerser, sent us to Thee, saying, 'Art Thou the Coming One, or are we to expect another?'"
21 In that hour He cured many of diseases, and plagues, and evil spirits; and to many blind He bestowed sight. 22 And, answering, He said to them, "Going your way, announce to John what ye saw and heard: the blind receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the Gospel proclaimed to them. 23 And happy is he, whosoever shall find no cause of stumbling in Me." 24 And, the messengers of John having gone away, He began to say to the multitudes concerning John, "What went ye forth into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by the wind? 25 But what went ye forth to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, those clothed in splendid apparel, and living in luxury, are in kingly courts! 26 But what went ye forth to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and much more than a prophet. 27 This is he concerning whom it has been written, 'Behold, I send forth My messenger before Thy face, who will prepare Thy way before Thee.'
28 I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; but the least in the Kingdom of God is greater than he."
29 And all the people, having heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John. 30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God as to themselves, not having been immersed by him.
31 "To what, then, shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, who say, 'We piped to you, and ye did not dance; we wailed, and ye did not weep.'
33 For John, the Immerser, has come, neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say, 'He has a demon.' 34 The Son of Man has come, eating and drinking; and ye say, 'Behold, a gluttonous man and a wine-drinker, a Friend of tax-collectors and sinners!' 35 And Wisdom was justified by all her children."
36 And one of the Pharisees was asking Him to eat with him; and, having entered into the Pharisee's house, He reclined at table. 37 And, behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and, learning that He was reclining at table in the house of the Pharisee, having provided an alabaster cruse of perfume; 38 and standing behind at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and wiped them off with the hair of her head; and she kept kissing His feet, and anointing them with the perfume.
39 But, seeing it, the Pharisee who invited Him, spake in himself, saying, "This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what sort of woman this is that is touching Him, because she is a sinner."
40 And Jesus, answering, said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he says, "Teacher, say it."
41 "There were two debtors to a certain money-lender. The one owed five hundred denaries; and the other, fifty. 42 And, they having nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them, therefore, will love him the more?"
43 Simon, answering, said, "He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the more." And He said to him, "Rightly did you judge." 44 And, turning to the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you behold this woman! I entered into your house, you gave Me no water for My feet; but this woman wet My feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave Me no kiss; but she, from the time I entered, ceased not to kiss My feet. 46 My head with oil you did not anoint; but she anointed My feet with perfume. 47 Wherefore, I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; because she loved much; but he, to whom little is forgiven, loves little." 48 And He said to her, "Your sins have been forgiven."
49 And those reclining with Him began to say in themselves, "Who is This That even forgiveth sins!"