Context9Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled 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. 10When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.
11Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, accompanied by a large crowd. 12Now as He approached the gate of the city, 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. 13When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, Do not weep. 14And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, Young man, I say to you, arise! 15The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother. 16Fear gripped them all, and they began glorifying God, saying, A great prophet has arisen among us! and, God has visited His people! 17This report concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.
A Deputation from John
18The disciples of John reported to him about all these things. 19Summoning two of his disciples, John sent them to the Lord, saying, Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else? 20When the men came to Him, they said, John the Baptist has sent us to You, to ask, Are You the Expected One, or do we look for someone else? 21At that very time He cured many people of diseases and afflictions and evil spirits; and He gave sight to many who were blind. 22And He answered and said to them, Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: the BLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the POOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. 23Blessed is he who does not take offense at Me.
24When the messengers of John had left, He began to speak to the crowds about John, What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25But 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! 26But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.
27This is the one about whom it is written,
28I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he. 29When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they acknowledged Gods justice, having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected Gods purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.
31To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like? 32They are like children who sit in the market place and call to one another, and they say, We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not weep. 33For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, He has a demon! 34The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! 35Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children.
36Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to dine with him, and He entered the Pharisees 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 Pharisees house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume, 38and standing behind Him at His feet, weeping, she began to wet His feet with her tears, and kept wiping them with the hair of her head, and kissing His feet and anointing them with the perfume. 39Now 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 sinner.
Parable of Two Debtors
40And Jesus answered him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he replied, Say it, Teacher. 41A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42When they were unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more? 43Simon answered and said, I suppose the one whom he forgave more. And He said to him, You have judged correctly. 44Turning 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. 45You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet. 46You did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. 47For this reason I say to you, her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, for she loved much; but he who is forgiven little, loves little. 48Then He said to her, Your sins have been forgiven. 49Those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say to themselves, Who is this man who even forgives sins? 50And He said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And when Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned and said unto the multitude that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Which Jesus hearing, marvelled: and turning about to the multitude that followed him, he said: Amen I say to you, I have not found so great faith, not even in Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus hearing this wondered at him, and turning to the crowd following him said, I say to you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith.
English Revised Version
And when Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said unto the multitude that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Webster's Bible Translation
When 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.
Weymouth New Testament
Jesus listened to the Captain's message and was astonished at him, and He turned and said to the crowd that followed Him, "I tell you that not even in Israel have I found faith like that."
World English Bible
When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude who followed him, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith, no, not in Israel."
Young's Literal Translation
And having heard these things Jesus wondered at him, and having turned to the multitude following him, he said, 'I say to you, not even in Israel so much faith did I find;'
LibraryJune 10 Evening
As Christ forgave you, so also do ye.--COL. 3:13. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.--I forgave thee all that debt; shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
Greatness in the Kingdom
Thwarting God's Purpose
A Gluttonous Man and a Winebibber
Go into Peace
Jesus at the Bier
John's Doubts and Christ's Praise
The Two Debtors
Forgiveness and Love.
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke vii. 2, Etc. ; on the Three Dead Persons whom the Lord Raised.
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