Luke 7:36
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New International Version
When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.

New Living Translation
One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat.

English Standard Version
One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.

New American Standard Bible
Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.

King James Bible
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then one of the Pharisees invited Him to eat with him. He entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table.

International Standard Version
Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to eat with him. So he went to the Pharisee's home and took his place at the table.

NET Bible
Now one of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went into the Pharisee's house and took his place at the table.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But one of the Pharisees came asking him to eat with him and he entered the Pharisee's house and he reclined.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to eat with him. Jesus went to the Pharisee's house and was eating at the table.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And one of the Pharisees asked him if he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house and sat down to food.

King James 2000 Bible
And one of the Pharisees asked him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to eat.

American King James Version
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

American Standard Version
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And one of the Pharisees desired him to eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and sat down to meat.

Darby Bible Translation
But one of the Pharisees begged him that he would eat with him. And entering into the house of the Pharisee he took his place at table;

English Revised Version
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down at table.

Weymouth New Testament
Now one of the Pharisees repeatedly invited Him to a meal at his house; so He entered the house and reclined at the table.

World English Bible
One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat at the table.

Young's Literal Translation
And a certain one of the Pharisees was asking him that he might eat with him, and having gone into the house of the Pharisee he reclined (at meat),
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:36-50 None can truly perceive how precious Christ is, and the glory of the gospel, except the broken-hearted. But while they feel they cannot enough express self-abhorrence on account of sin, and admiration of his mercy, the self-sufficient will be disgusted, because the gospel encourages such repenting sinners. The Pharisee, instead of rejoicing in the tokens of the woman's repentance, confined his thoughts to her former bad character. But without free forgiveness none of us can escape the wrath to come; this our gracious Saviour has purchased with his blood, that he may freely bestow it on every one that believes in him. Christ, by a parable, forced Simon to acknowledge that the greater sinner this woman had been, the greater love she ought to show to Him when her sins were pardoned. Learn here, that sin is a debt; and all are sinners, are debtors to Almighty God. Some sinners are greater debtors; but whether our debt be more or less, it is more than we are able to pay. God is ready to forgive; and his Son having purchased pardon for those who believe in him, his gospel promises it to them, and his Spirit seals it to repenting sinners, and gives them the comfort. Let us keep far from the proud spirit of the Pharisee, simply depending upon and rejoicing in Christ alone, and so be prepared to obey him more zealously, and more strongly to recommend him unto all around us. The more we express our sorrow for sin, and our love to Christ, the clearer evidence we have of the forgiveness of our sins. What a wonderful change does grace make upon a sinner's heart and life, as well as upon his state before God, by the full remission of all his sins through faith in the Lord Jesus!

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 36-50. - The nameless woman who was a sinner, and Simon the-Pharisee. As regards the incident about to be told, some commentators have believed that the anointing was identical with that related by St. John as having taken place at Bethany very shortly before the Crucifixion. Without detailing the several points of difference in the two recitals, it will be sufficient surely to call attention to the character of the Bethany family, Lazarus and his sisters, the intimate friends of Jesus, to show how monstrous it would be to attempt to connect the poor soul who followed the Master to Simon's house with the sweet Mary of Bethany. A widely spread and, in the Western Church, a very generally received tradition identifies this woman with Mary of Magdala - the Mary Magdalene mentioned in Luke 9:2, and again after the Crucifixion, in company with the band of holy women (Luke 24:10). Out of Mary Magdalene, we learn, had been cast seven devils. This, however, gives us no clue to identify the two; rather the contrary. It is scarcely likely that the apparently well-known courtesan of the touching story was a demoniac. The earliest writers say nothing respecting the identity of the two. Gregory the Great, however, stamped the theory with his direct assertion, and that the Western Church generally accepted the identification of the two is clear from the selection of this narrative of St. Luke as the portion of Scripture appointed for the Gospel for the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene (this was one of the feasts omitted by the English Reformers from the calendar of the Prayer-book of 1552). It is impossible to decide the question positively. One modern commentator of distinction quaintly pleads for Gregory the Great's rather arbitrary theory, by suggesting that there is no sufficient reason to disturb the ancient Christian belief which has been consecrated in so many glorious works of art; but, in spite of this, the opinion which considers "the woman which was a sinner" the same person as "the Magdalene," is really based on Little else than on a mediaeval tradition. St. Luke alone relates this touching story. We can conceive the joy of Paul when this "memory of the Master" came across him. It so admirably illustrates what this great teacher felt was his Master's mind on the all-important subject - the freeness and universality of salvation. It seems likely enough that Dean Plumptre's interesting conjecture respecting this scene in the Pharisee Simon's house is correct. "Occurring, as the narrative does, in St. Luke only, it is probable enough that the 'woman which was a sinner' became known to the company of devout women named in the following chapter (Luke 8:1-3), and that the evangelist derived his knowledge of the fact from them. His reticence - probably their reticence - as to the name was, under the circumstances, at once natural and considerate." No special note of time or of the locality is appended. If this sinner was one and the same with the Magdalene, then the city implied is certainly Magdala, the modern mud village of El-Mejdel, but at that time a populous wealthy town on the Lake of Galilee. If, as we believe, the two were not identical, the city is most probably Capernaum, the usual residence of our Lord. Verse 36. - And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house. Up to this period the relations between our Lord and the dominant parties in the capital had not reached a state of positive hostility. The Pharisees, as the chief among these parties in the state, had taken the initiative, and were sharply watching One whose influence among the people they more than suspected was hostile to them. But they had not as yet declared him a public enemy and blasphemer. This wealthy Pharisee, Simon, was evidently, like others of his sect at this time, Wavering in his estimate of Jesus. On the one hand, he was naturally influenced by the hostile views entertained at head-quarters concerning the Galilaean Teacher; on the other, personal intercourse with the Master, the acts he had witnessed, and the words he had heard, disposed him to a reverential admiration. Simon evidently (ver. 39) had not made up his mind whether or not Jesus was a Prophet. His soul, too - this we gather from ver. 42 - had received some great spiritual good from his intercourse with the Master. But though he invited him to be a guest at his house, and evidently loved him (ver. 47) a little, still he received his Divine Guest with but a chilling and coldly courteous reception. Not unlikely Simon the Pharisee knew he was watched that day, and that among his guests were men who would report every action of his on that occasion to the leaders of his party in Jerusalem. His cold courtesy, almost lack of courtesy, towards the Master was thus probably the result of his fear of man and of man's judgment. And sat down to meat; literally, reclined. The Jews at that time followed in their repasts the Greek (or Roman) custom of reclining on couches; the guest lay with his elbows on the table, and his feet, unsandalled, stretched out on the couch.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And one of the Pharisees,.... Whose name was Simon, Luke 7:40

Desired that he would eat with him; take a meal with him, either a dinner or a supper: this he did under a disguise of respect, and show of affection to him; though very likely with a design upon him to ensnare him, or take some advantage against him if he could; for it is certain, that he did not treat him with those civilities and ceremonies commonly used to guests; see Luke 7:44.

And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat: he made no hesitation about it, but at once accepted of his invitation, though he knew both the man and his intentions; having nothing to fear from him, and being willing to carry it courteously to all men, and give proof of what he had just now said of himself, Luke 7:34.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Lu 7:36-50. Christ's Feet Washed with Tears.

Luke 7:36 Additional Commentaries
Context
A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus
36Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at the table. 37And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,…
Cross References
Luke 7:35
But wisdom is proved right by all her children."

Luke 7:37
A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume.
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And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

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Matthew 26:6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat…

John 11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped …

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Luke 7:34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and you say, Behold a …

Luke 11:37 And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee sought him to dine with him: …

Luke 14:1 And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief …

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