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Luke 7 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Slave

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

When He had completed all His [fn]teaching in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum.

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Now a centurion’s slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:3 - When he heard about Jesus, he sent some [fn]Jewish elders to Him, asking Him to come and save the life of his slave.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:4 - When they came to Jesus, they strongly urged 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 started on His way with them; but already, when He was not yet far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “[fn]Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to enter under my roof;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:7 - for that reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You; but just [fn]say the word, and my servant [fn]shall be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:8 - “For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under myself; 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 was amazed at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “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.
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Soon afterward Jesus 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, [fn]a dead man was being carried out, the 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 - When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her and said to her, “Do not go on weeping.”
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 dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:16 - Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has appeared among us!” and, “God has [fn]visited His people!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:17 - And this report about Him spread throughout Judea and in all the surrounding region.

The Messengers from John

(Mat 11:2–19 )
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The disciples of John also reported to him about all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:19 - And after summoning [fn]two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are You the Coming One, or are we to [fn]look for another?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:20 - When the men came to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, [fn]to ask, ‘Are You the Coming One, or are we to [fn]look for another?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:21 - At that very [fn]time He cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits; and He gave 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: people who were blind receive sight, people who limped walk, people with leprosy are cleansed and people who were deaf hear, dead people are raised up, and people who are poor have the gospel preached to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:23 - “And blessed is [fn]anyone who does not take offense at Me.”
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When the messengers of John had left, He began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the [fn]wilderness to see? 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 clothing? 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 tell you, and one who is 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 the one who is [fn]least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:29 - When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged God’s justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:30 - But the Pharisees and the [fn]lawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by [fn]John.
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“To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:32 - “They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, and say, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a song of mourning, and you did not weep.’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:33 - “For John the Baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking 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]heavy drinker, a friend of tax collectors and [fn]sinners!’
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:35 - “And yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”

The Anointing in Galilee

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

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:37 - And 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 vial of perfume,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:38 - and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, and began 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, “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 [fn]sinner!”

Parable of Two Debtors

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:40 - And Jesus responded 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: the one owed five hundred [fn]denarii, and the other, fifty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:42 - “When they were unable to repay, he canceled the debts of both. So which of them will love him more?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:43 - Simon answered and said, “I assume the one for whom he canceled the greater debt.” 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 [fn]gave Me no kiss; but she has not stopped kissing My feet since the time I came in.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:46 - “You did not [fn]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 the one who is forgiven little, loves little.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:48 - And He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:49 - And then those who were reclining at the table with Him began saying [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.”
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit words
Lit elders of the Jews
Or Sir
Lit say with a word
A command in Greek
Lit and a
Lit one who had died
Or cared for
Lit a certain two
Or wait for
Lit saying
Or wait for
Lit hour
Lit whoever
I.e., desert
Or Well then, what
Lit before Your face
Or less
I.e., experts in the Mosaic Law
Lit him
Or wine drinker
I.e., irreligious Jews
I.e., an immoral woman
I.e., an immoral woman
Lit says
The denarius was a day’s wages for a laborer
A customary form of greeting between rabbis
A customary act of hospitality
Or among

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