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Webster Bible Translation
The Centurion's Great Faith
(Matthew 8:5-13; John 4:43-54)
1Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
2And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.
3And when he heard of Jesus, he sent to him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
4And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
5For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
6Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof;
7Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come to thee; but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
8For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say to one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
9When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned himself about and said to the people that followed him, I say to you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
10And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well that had been sick.
Jesus Raises a Widow's Son
11And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain: and many of his disciples went with him, and many people.
12Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and many people of the city were with her.
13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not.
14And he came and touched the bier: And they that bore him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say to thee, Arise.
15And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak, and he delivered him to his mother.
16And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet hath risen among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
17And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the neighboring region.
18And the disciples of John informed him of all these things.
19And John calling two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
20When the men had come to him, they said, John the Baptist hath sent us to thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
21And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities, and diseases, and of evil spirits; and to many that were blind he gave sight.
22Then Jesus answering, said to them, Go, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; that the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
23And blessed is he, to whom I shall not be a stumbling block.
Jesus Testifies about John
(Matthew 11:7-19; Luke 1:5-25; Luke 16:14-17)
24And when the messengers of John had departed, he began to speak to the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
25But what went ye out to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they who are gorgeously appareled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
26But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.
27This is he, concerning whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.
28For I say to you, Among those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God, is greater than he.
29And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
30But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized by him.
31And the Lord said, To what then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
32They are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
33For John the Baptist came neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a demon.
34The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
35But wisdom is justified by all her children.
A Sinful Woman Anoints Jesus
36And 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.
37And behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster-box of ointment,
38And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39Now when the Pharisee who had invited him, saw it, he spoke within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, for she is a sinner.
The Parable of the Two Debtors
40And Jesus answering, said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he saith, Master, speak.
41There was a certain creditor, who had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
42And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
43Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.
44And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
45Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
46My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
47Wherefore I say to thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
48And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven.
49And they that sat at table with him, began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
50And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.