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Luke 7 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Centurion’s Faith

(Mat 8:5–13 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:1 -

When He had completed all His words in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:2 -

And a centurion’s slave, [fn]who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:3 - Now when he heard about Jesus, he sent some [fn]Jewish elders asking Him to come and [fn]save the life of his slave.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:4 - And when they came to Jesus, they were earnestly pleading with Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:5 - for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:6 - Now Jesus was going on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “[fn]Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not good enough for You to come under my roof.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:7 - “For this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just [fn]say the word, and my [fn]servant will be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:8 - “For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:9 - Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him. And He turned to the crowd that was following Him and said, “I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such great faith.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:10 - And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:11 -

And it happened that soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain, and His disciples were going along with Him, [fn]accompanied by a large crowd.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:12 - Now as He approached the gate of the city, behold, [fn]a dead man was being carried out, the [fn]only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a sizeable crowd from the city was with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:13 - And when the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her and said to her, “Do not cry.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:14 - And He came up and touched the coffin, and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:15 - And the [fn]dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:16 - And fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has [fn]visited His people!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:17 - And this report concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.

Questions from John the Baptist

(Mat 11:2–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:18 -

And the disciples of John reported to him about all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:19 - Summoning [fn]two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the One who is to come, or should we look for someone else?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:20 - When the men came to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the One who is to come, or should we look for someone else?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:21 - At that [fn]very time He cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits, and He granted sight to many who were blind.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:22 - And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:23 - “Blessed is he [fn]who does not take offense at Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:24 -

And when the messengers of John had left, He began to speak to the crowds about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:25 - [fn]But what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft garments? Behold, those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are found in royal palaces!
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:26 - “But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and even more than a prophet.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:27 - “This is the one about whom it is written,



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“I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is [fn]least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:29 - And when all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they [fn]acknowledged God’s justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:30 - But the Pharisees and the scholars of the Law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by [fn]John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:31 -

“To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:32 - “They are like children, sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, who say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:33 - “For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:34 - “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a [fn]drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and [fn]sinners!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:35 - “Yet wisdom is vindicated [fn]by all her children.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:36 -

Now one of the Pharisees was asking Him to eat with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:37 - And behold, there was a woman in the city who was a [fn]sinner. And when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:38 - And standing behind Him at His feet, crying, she began to wet His feet with her tears. And she kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:39 - Now when the Pharisee, who had invited Him, saw this, he said to himself, saying, “If this man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a sinner.”

Parable of Two Debtors

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:40 - And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he [fn]replied, “Say it, Teacher.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:41 - “A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred [fn]denarii, and the other fifty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:42 - “When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:43 - Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he graciously forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:44 - And turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:45 - “You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:46 - “You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:47 - “For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:48 - Then He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:49 - And those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say [fn]to themselves, “Who is this man who even forgives sins?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:50 - And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
LSB Footnotes
Lit to whom he was honorable
Lit elders of the Jews
Or cure
Or Sir
Lit say with a word
Or boy
Lit and
Lit one who had died
Or only begotten
Or corpse
Or cared for
Lit a certain two
Lit hour
Lit whoever
Or Well then, what
Lit before Your face
Or less
Or justified God
Lit him
Or wine-drinker
Irreligious Jews
Or from
An immoral woman
Lit says
A Roman silver coin, approx. a laborer’s daily wage
Or among

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