Luke 7
Berean Literal Bible

The Faith of the Centurion
(Matthew 8:5-13; John 4:43-54)

1And when He had completed all His words in the hearing of the people, He entered into Capernaum. 2And a certain servant of a centurion, who was valued highly to him, being sick, was about to die. 3And having heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, begging Him that having come, He might save his servant. 4And having come to Jesus, they were begging Him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to whom You will grant this, 5for he loves our nation, and he built the synagogue for us.”

6And Jesus was going with them. And already, He being not far distant from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. 7Therefore neither did I count myself worthy to come to You; but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. 8For I also am a man appointed under authority, having soldiers under me; 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.”

9And Jesus having heard these things, marveled at him; and having turned to the crowd following Him, He said, “I say to you, not even in Israel did I find such great faith.” 10And having returned to the house, those having been sent found the servant in good health.

Jesus Raises a Widow's Son

11And it came to pass on the next day, He went into a town called Nain, and His disciples were going with Him, and a great crowd. 12And as He drew near to the gate of the town, also behold, one having died was being carried out, the only begotten son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a considerable crowd of the town was with her. 13And the Lord having seen her, was moved with compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

14And having come up, He touched the bier; and those bearing it stopped. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, Arise!” 15And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and He gave him to his mother.

16And fear seized all, and they began glorifying God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us!” and, “God has visited His people!” 17And this report concerning Him went out in all Judea and all the surrounding region.

John's Inquiry
(Matthew 11:1-6)

18And his disciples brought word to John concerning all these things. 19And having summoned a certain two his disciples, John sent them to the Lord saying, “Are You the coming One, or are we to look for another?”

20And the men having come to Him said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are You the coming One, or are we to look for another?’”

21At that very hour, He healed many of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits, and He granted many blind to see. 22And answering, He said to them, “Having gone, relate to John what you have seen and heard: Blind receive sight, lame walk, lepersa are cleansed and deaf hear, dead are raised, poor are gospelized. 23And blessed is whoever shall not be offended in Me.”

Jesus Testifies about John
(Matthew 11:7-19; Luke 1:5-25; Luke 16:14-17)

24And the messengers of John having departed, He began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What have you gone out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25But what have you gone out to see? A man arrayed in fine clothing? Behold, those in splendid clothing and living in luxury are in palaces.

26But what have you gone out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one more excellent than a prophet. 27This is he concerning whom it has been written:

‘Behold, I send My messenger before your face,

who will prepare Your way before You.’b

28I say to you, no one among those born of women is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

29And all the people having heard, even the tax collectors, declared God righteous, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God as to themselves, not having been baptized by him.

31“To what therefore will I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like? 32They are like to little children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying:

‘We piped to you, and you did not dance;

we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.’

33For John the Baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ 34The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a man, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and of sinners!’ 35And wisdom was justified by all her children.”

A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus

36And one of the Pharisees was asking Him that He should eat with him, and having entered into the house of the Pharisee, He reclined. 37And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner. And she having known that He had reclined in the Pharisee’s house, having taken an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38and having stood behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with the tears, and she was wiping them with the hairs of her head, and was kissing His feet, and was anointing them with the fragrant oil.

39And the Pharisee, the one having invited Him, having seen, spoke within himself, saying, “If this were a prophet, He would have known who and what the woman is who touches Him; for she is a sinner.”

40And answering, Jesus 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 creditor. The one owed five hundred denarii,c and the other fifty. 42They having nothing to pay, he forgave both. Therefore which of them will love him more?”

43Simon answering, said, “I take it that he to whom he forgave the most.”

And He said to him, “You have judged rightly.”

44And having turned to the woman, He was saying to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered into your house; you did not give water for My feet, but she wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45You did not give to Me a kiss, but from which time I came in, she herself has not ceased kissing My feet. 46You did not anoint My head with oil, but she herself anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47Therefore I say to you this: Her many sins have been forgiven, for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, he loves little.”

48And He said to her, “Your sins have been forgiven.”

49And those reclining began to say within themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”

a 22 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases. See Leviticus 13.
b 27 Malachi 3:1
c 41 A denarius was customarily a day's wage for a laborer (see Matthew 20:2)

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