1 Now when He had finished his discourse in the audience of the people, He entered into Capernaum: and a certain centurion's servant, 2 whom he had a great value for, was ill and ready to die; 3 and having heard of Jesus, he sent unto Him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that He would come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they intreated Him earnestly, saying, he is worthy of this favor: 5 for he loveth our nation, and hath built us a synagogue. 6 So Jesus went with them. And when He was now not far from the house, the centurion sent some of his friends to Him, saying Lord, trouble not thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: 7 neither did I think myself worthy to come unto thee. But speak the word, and my servant will be recovered. 8 For I also am a man placed under the authority of others, and have soldiers under me; and I say to one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doth it.
9 And when Jesus heard these things, He marvelled, and turning about, said to the multitude that followed Him, I declare unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel. 10 And when they that were sent, returned to the house, they found the servant well, that had been sick.
11 And the day after He went to a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with Him, and a great multitude besides: 12 and as He came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carrying out to be buried, his mother's only son, and she was a widow: and many of the people of the city were with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, He was moved with compassion for her, and said to her, Do not weep. 14 And He came up and touched the bier, (and the bearers stopped,) and He said, Young man, I say unto thee, arise.
15 And the dead person sat up, and began to speak: and He delivered him to his mother. 16 And an awe seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, a great prophet is risen up among us, and God hath visited his people. 17 And this report of Him was spread through all Judea, and in all the country round about.
18 And the disciples of John told him of all these things: so John called two of his disciples to him, 19 and sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou He that was to come, or are we to expect another?
20 And the men came to Him, and said, John the baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou He that was to come, or are we to expect another?
21 (Now at that very time He cured many of their diseases and plagues, and of evil spirits, and gave sight to many that were blind.) 22 And Jesus answering said unto them, Go and tell John what ye have seen and heard: that the blind recover sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them, 23 and happy is he who shall not be offended at any thing in me. 24 When the messengers of John were departed, He began to speak unto the people concerning John, what went ye out into the wilderness to see? 25 a reed shaken by the wind? but what did ye go out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that are dressed in fine clothes and live delicately, are in palaces, not in deserts: but what went ye out to see? 26 a prophet? yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written, "Behold I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee:"
28 for I tell you that among the sons of men there is not a greater prophet than John the baptist: (though the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he:)
29 ---and all the people that heard him, even the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John; 30 but the pharisees indeed and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God within themselves, and were not baptized by him.---
31 Whereunto therefore shall I compare the men of this generation? 32 and to what are they like? they are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling to one another, and saying, "We have played pleasant tunes to you, and ye have not danced; we have sung mournful ones and ye have not wept:"
33 for John the baptist came neither eating bread, nor drinking wine, and ye say, he hath a demon: 34 the Son of man is come eating and drinking like other men, and ye call Him a gluttonous man and a wine bibber, and a friend of publicans and sinners. 35 But wisdom is justified by all her children.
36 And one of the pharisees asked Him to eat with him: and He went into the pharisee's house, and sat down. 37 And behold a woman in the city, that was a sinner, when she knew that He was at table in the pharisee's house, 38 brought an alabaster-box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind Him, weeping, and washed his feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 But when the pharisee that invited Him saw it, he said within himself, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what sort of a woman this is that toucheth Him; for she is a notorious sinner.
40 And Jesus said unto him, Simon, I have something to say to thee: (and he replied, Master, say on.)
41 A certain creditor had two debtors, the one owed him five hundred denaries, and the other fifty: 42 and they not being able to pay him, he freely forgave them both: tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
43 And Simon answered, I suppose he to whom he forgave most. And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged: 44 and turning to the woman, He said to Simon, Dost thou see this woman? I came into thine house, and thou gavest me no water for my feet; but she has bathed my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. 45 Thou gavest me not the respect of a kiss; but this woman, ever since she came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 Thou didst not anoint my head with common oil, but she hath anointed even my feet with sweet ointment. 47 Wherefore, I tell thee, her sins though many are forgiven, for she loved much: but he to whom little is forgiven, loveth but little. 48 And He said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
49 And they that sat at table with Him, said within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?