New American Standard Bible
Jesus Heals a Centurions Servant
1When He had completed all His discourse in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum.
2And a centurions slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. 3When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave. 4When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, He is worthy for You to grant this to him; 5for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue. 6Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof; 7for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, Go! and he goes, and to another, Come! and he comes, and to my slave, Do this! and he does it. 9Now 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.
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.