Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered
And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready
And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him
that he would come and heal his servant.
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was
worthy for whom he should do this:
For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the
centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not
worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and
my servant shall be healed.
For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto
one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this,
and he doeth it.
When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said
unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no,
not in Israel.
And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had
And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many
of his disciples went with him, and much people.
Now 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 much people of the city was
And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep
And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said,
Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his
And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet
is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the
region round about.
And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou
he that should come? or look we for another?
When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee,
saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil
spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have
seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the
deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people
concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with
But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which
are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts.
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,
which shall prepare thy way before thee.
For I say unto 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
And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized
with the baptism of John.
But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being
not baptized of him.
And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to
what are they like?
They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another,
and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and
ye have not wept.
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He
hath a devil.
The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man,
and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
But wisdom is justified of all her children.
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.
And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat
at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears,
and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them
with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake 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.
And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he
saith, Master, say on.
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. Tell me therefore,
which of them will love him most?
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said
unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered
into thine 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.
Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to
kiss my feet.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved
much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that
forgiveth sins also?
And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.