And◦ when He had completed* all His sayings in◦ the hearing of the people, He entered into Capernaum.
And◦ a certain servant of a centurion◦, who was dear to him, having an illness, was about to die.
But◦ having heard of Jesus, he sent◦ to Him the elders of the Jews, beseeching Him to come and save his servant.
And◦ coming▫ to Jesus, they implored Him earnestly, saying that he was worthy for whom He should do▵ this,
for◦ he loves our nation, and he built us a synagogue.
And◦ then Jesus went with◦ them. And◦ when He was· already not far◦ ·away 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.
Therefore neither held· I myself ·worthy to come to Thee; but say in a word, and my boy shall be healed.
For I also am a man set··in··order under authority, having soldiers under myself, 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.
And◦ Jesus, when He heard these things, marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed Him, He said, I say to you, I have not found such faith in Israel.
And they who were sent, returning into the house, found the sick servant well◦.
And it came··to··pass on▵ the next day that He went into a city called Nain; and a considerable number of His disciples went··with Him, and a crowd of many.
And◦ when◦ He was··near the gate of the city, behold◦, a dead man was being carried··out, the only··begotten son of his mother; and she◦ was a widow; and a considerable crowd of the city was with◦ her.
And the Lord seeing◦ her was moved··with··compassion* for her; and He said◦ to her, Weep not◦.
And coming He touched the coffin, and◦ they who bore him stood still; and He said, Young··man, I say to thee, Arise.
And he who was dead sat up, and began to speak; and He gave him to his mother.
But◦ fear took them all, and they glorified God, saying that a great Prophet has risen··up among us, and that God has visited His people.
And this word went··out▵ into▫ the whole of Judea concerning Him, and into▫ all the countryside.
And his disciples reported to John all these things.
And John calling a certain two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art Thou He who should come, or should we expect another?
And◦ when the men◦ had come▫ to Him they said◦, John the Baptist has sent◦ us to Thee, saying, Art Thou He who should come, or should we expect another?
And◦ in that same hour He cured many of diseases and scourges and evil◦ spirits, and to many who were blind He graciously··gave them to see▫.
And Jesus answering said◦ to them, Go report to John what things you have seen◦ and heard: that the blind receive··sight*, the lame walk, the lepers are··cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead◦ are raised··up, and the poor are brought··good··tidings;
and happy is he who shall not be caused··to··stumble in Me.
And◦ when the messengers of John had gone··away, He began to say to the crowds concerning John, What◦ did you go out into the wilderness to observe? A reed shaken by the wind?
But what did you go out to see◦? A man clothed in soft garments? Behold◦, they being▵ in glorious vesture and in luxury are in kings’ palaces.
But what◦ did you go··out to see◦? A prophet? Yes, I say to··you, and more··than a prophet.
This is he about whom it is written, Behold◦, I◦ send◦ My angel before Thy face, who shall make··ready Thy way in··front··of Thee.*
For◦ I say to··you, Among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but◦ he who is least◦ in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
And all the people who heard Him, and the publicans, justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John.
But◦ the Pharisees and the lawyers spurned the counsel of God in respect to themselves, not◦ having been baptized by him.
And◦ the Lord said, To what then shall I liken the men of this generation? And what are they like?
They are like little··children sitting in the market, and summoning one another, and saying, We have piped to you, and you have not danced; we have lamented to you, and you have not wept.
For◦ John the Baptist came neither◦ eating◦ bread nor drinking wine, and you say, He has a demon.
The Son of Man came eating◦ and drinking, and you say, Behold◦ a man, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
And wisdom is justified by all her children.
And◦ a certain one of the Pharisees besought Him that◦ He would eat with him; and having entered into the house of the Pharisee, He reclined*.
And behold◦, a woman in the city who◦ was a sinner, knowing that He sat◦ in the Pharisee’s house, obtained an alabaster vessel of ointment;
and standing by His feet behind Him weeping, she began to shower◦ His feet with tears◦, and wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed◦ them with the ointment.
But◦ when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw◦ it, he said◦ within himself, saying, This Man, if He were a prophet, would have known who◦ and what··manner of woman this is who◦ touches Him, that she is a sinner.
And Jesus answering said◦ to him, Simon, I have something to say◦ to··thee; and◦ he declares◦, Teacher, say◦ on.
A certain lender had two debtors; the one owed five hundred denarii, and◦ the other fifty.
But◦ they having nothing to pay, he graciously forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him most?
And◦ Simon answering said, I assume he to whom he graciously forgave most. And◦ He said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.
And turning to the woman, He declared◦ to Simon, Seest▫ this woman? I came into thy house; thou gavest Me no water on My feet, but◦ she◦ has showered◦ My feet with tears◦, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Thou gavest Me no kiss, but◦ she, since I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint◦, but◦ she has anointed◦ My feet with ointment.
Therefore I say to thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven*, because she loved much; but◦ to whom little◦ is forgiven, he loves little◦.
And◦ He said to her, Thy sins are forgiven.
And they who sat··with◦ Him began to say in themselves, Who is this who forgives sins also?
And◦ He said to the woman, Thy faith has saved thee; go into peace.