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Luke 7 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:1 - After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Caper'na-um.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:2 - Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:3 - When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:4 - And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:5 - for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:6 - And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:7 - therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:8 - For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to 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 - When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that followed him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:10 - And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:11 - Soon afterward he went to a city called Na'in, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:12 - As he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a man who had died 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:13 - And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, "Do not weep."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:14 - And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. 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 he gave him to his mother.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:16 - Fear seized them all; and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet has arisen among us!" and "God has visited his people!"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:17 - And this report concerning him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:18 - The disciples of John told him of all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:19 - And John, calling to him two of his disciples, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:20 - And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?'"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:21 - In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many that were blind he bestowed sight.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:22 - And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:23 - And blessed is he who takes no offense at me."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:24 - When the messengers of John had gone, he began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to behold? A reed shaken by the wind?

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:25 - What then did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings' courts.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:26 - What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:27 - This is he of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:28 - I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:29 - (When they heard this all the people and the tax collectors justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John;

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:30 - but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)

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 market place and calling to one another, 'We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.'

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 glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:35 - Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:36 - One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house, and took his place at table.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:37 - And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:38 - and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:39 - Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:40 - And Jesus answering said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you." And he answered, "What is it, Teacher?"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:41 - "A certain creditor had two debtors; one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:42 - When they could not pay, he forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:43 - Simon answered, "The one, I suppose, to whom he forgave more." And he said to him, "You have judged rightly."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:44 - Then 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 from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:46 - You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:47 - Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:48 - And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:49 - Then those who were at table with him began to say among themselves, "Who is this, who even forgives sins?"

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:50 - And he said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."

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