NASB — Luke 7 — KJV

Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

1 aWhen He had completed all His discourse in the hearing of the people, bHe went to Capernaum.

[1] aMt 7:28 bLk 7:1-10: Mt 8:5-13

2 ¶ And a centurion’s slave, Iwho was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die. 3 When he heard about Jesus, ahe sent some IJewish elders asking Him to come and IIsave the life of his slave. 4 When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him; 5 for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue.” 6 Now Jesus [started] on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “ILord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof; 7 for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but [just] Isay the word, and my IIservant will be healed. 8 For 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.” 9 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “I say to you, anot even in Israel have I found such great faith.” 10 When those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

[2] ILit to whom he was honorable
[3] ILit elders of the Jews IILit bring safely through, rescue aMt 8:5
[6] IOr Sir
[7] ILit say with a word IIOr boy
[9] aMt 8:10; Lk 7:50

11 ¶ Soon afterwards He went to a city called Nain; and His disciples were going along with Him, Iaccompanied by a large crowd. 12 Now as He approached the gate of the city, Ia dead man was being carried out, the IIonly son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a sizeable crowd from the city was with her. 13 When athe Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, IDo not weep.” 14 And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!” 15 The Idead man sat up and began to speak. And [Jesus] gave him back to his mother. 16 aFear gripped them all, and they [began] bglorifying God, saying, “A great cprophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has Ivisited His people!” 17 aThis report concerning Him went out all over Judea and in all the surrounding district.

[11] ILit and
[12] ILit one who had died IIOr only begotten
[13] IOr Stop weeping aLk 7:19; 10:1; 11:1, 39; 12:42; 13:15; 17:5, 6; 18:6; 19:8; 22:61; 24:34; Jn 4:1; 6:23; 11:2
[15] IOr corpse
[16] IOr cared for aLk 5:26 bMt 9:8 cMt 21:11; Lk 7:39
[17] aMt 9:26

A Deputation from John

18aThe disciples of John reported to him about all these things. 19 Summoning Itwo of his disciples, John sent them to athe Lord, saying, “Are You the IIExpected One, or do we look for someone else?” 20 When the men came to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, to ask, ‘Are You the IExpected One, or do we look for someone else?’” 21 At that Ivery time He acured many [people] of diseases and bafflictions and evil spirits; and He gave sight to many [who were] blind. 22 And He answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you have seen and heard: [the] aBLIND RECEIVE SIGHT, [the] lame walk, [the] lepers are cleansed, and [the] deaf hear, [the] dead are raised up, [the] bPOOR HAVE THE GOSPEL PREACHED TO THEM. 23 Blessed is he Iwho does not take offense at Me.”

[18] aLk 7:18-35: Mt 11:2-19
[19] ILit a certain two IILit Coming One aLk 7:13; 10:1; 11:1, 39; 12:42; 13:15; 17:5, 6; 18:6; 19:8; 22:61; 24:34; Jn 4:1; 6:23; 11:2
[20] ILit Coming One
[21] ILit hour aMt 4:23 bMk 3:10
[22] aIs 35:5 bIs 61:1
[23] ILit whoever

24 ¶ When 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? 25 IBut what did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft IIclothing? Those who are splendidly clothed and live in luxury are [found] in royal palaces! 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet. 27 This is the one about whom it is written,
  aBEHOLD, I SEND MY MESSENGER IAHEAD OF YOU,
  WHO WILL PREPARE YOUR WAY BEFORE YOU.’
28 I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is Ileast in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 When all the people and the tax collectors heard [this], they Iacknowledged aGod’s justice, bhaving been baptized with cthe baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and the Ialawyers rejected God’s purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by IIJohn.

[25] IOr Well then, what IIOr garments
[27] ILit before Your face aMal 3:1; Mt 11:10; Mk 1:2
[28] IOr less
[29] IOr justified God aLk 7:35 bMt 21:32; Lk 3:12 cAc 18:25; 19:3
[30] II.e. experts in the Mosaic Law IILit him aMt 22:35

31“To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They 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.’ 33 For John the Baptist has come aeating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a Idrunkard, a friend of tax collectors and IIsinners!’ 35 Yet wisdom ais vindicated by all her children.”

[33] aLk 1:15
[34] IOr wine-drinker III.e. irreligious Jews
[35] aLk 7:29

36 ¶ Now one of the Pharisees was requesting Him to Idine with him, and He entered the Pharisee’s house and reclined [at the table]. 37 aAnd there was a woman in the city who was a Isinner; and when she learned that He was reclining [at the table] in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume, 38 and 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. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were aa prophet He would know who and what sort of person this woman is who is touching Him, that she is a Isinner.”

[36] ILit eat
[37] II.e. an immoral woman aMt 26:6-13; Mk 14:3-9; Lk 7:37-39; Jn 12:1-8
[39] II.e. an immoral woman aLk 7:16; Jn 4:19

Parable of Two Debtors

40 And Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he Ireplied, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A moneylender had two debtors: one owed five hundred Iadenarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they awere unable to repay, he graciously forgave them both. So which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have judged correctly.” 44 Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you agave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You agave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet. 46 aYou did not anoint My head with oil, but she anointed My feet with perfume. 47 For 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.” 48 Then He said to her, aYour sins have been forgiven.” 49 Those who were reclining [at the table] with Him began to say Ito themselves, “aWho is this [man] who even forgives sins?” 50 And He said to the woman, aYour faith has saved you; bgo in peace.”

[40] ILit says
[41] IThe denarius was equivalent to a day’s wages aMt 18:28; Mk 6:37
[42] aMt 18:25
[44] aGn 18:4; 19:2; 43:24; Jg 19:21; 1Ti 5:10
[45] a2S 15:5
[46] a2S 12:20; Ps 23:5; Ec 9:8; Dn 10:3
[48] aMt 9:2; Mk 2:5, 9; Lk 5:20, 23
[49] IOr among aLk 5:21
[50] aMt 9:22; Lk 17:19; 18:42 bMk 5:34; Lk 8:48


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Christ findeth a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile, than in any of the Jews:

1 ¶ Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 3 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. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. 6 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: 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. 8 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]. 9 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.

[1] Mt 7:28; 8:5.
[2] Gn 24:2, 27, 35; 35:8; 39:4; 2K 5:2; Jb 31:5; Pv 29:21; Mt 27:54; Lk 8:42; 23:47; Jn 4:46; 11:2; Ac 10:1, 7; 22:26; 23:17; 27:1, 3, 43; Col 3:22; 4:1.
[3] Mt 8:5; Lk 8:41; 9:38; Jn 4:47; Phm 1:10.
[4] Mt 10:11, 13, 37; Lk 7:6; 20:35; Rv 3:4.
[5] 1K 5:1; 1Ch 29:3; 2Ch 2:11; Ezr 7:27; Ga 5:6; 1Jn 3:14, 18; 5:1.
[6] Gn 32:10; Pv 29:23; Mt 3:11; 5:26; 20:28; Mk 5:24; Lk 5:8; 7:4; 8:49; 15:19; Ac 10:38; Jm 4:6, 10.
[7] Ex 15:26; Dt 32:39; 1S 2:6; Ps 33:9; 107:20; Mk 1:27; Lk 4:36; 5:13.
[8] Ac 10:7; 22:25; 23:17, 23, 26; 24:23; 25:26; Col 3:22; 1Ti 6:1.
[9] Ps 147:19; Mt 8:10; 9:33; 15:28; Ro 3:1; 9:4.

healeth his servant being absent:

10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

[10] Mt 8:13; 15:28; Mk 9:23; Jn 4:50.

raiseth from death the widow's son at Nain:

11 ¶ 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. 12 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 with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. 14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare [him] stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. 15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16 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. 17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about. 18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.

[11] Ac 10:38.
[12] Gn 22:2, 12; 2S 14:7; 1K 17:9, 12, 18, 23; 2K 4:16, 20; Jb 29:13; Zc 12:10; Lk 8:42, 52; Jn 11:19; Ac 9:39, 41; 1Ti 5:4; Jm 1:27.
[13] Jg 10:16; Ps 86:5, 15; 103:13; Is 63:9; Jr 31:15, 20; Lm 3:32; Mk 8:2; Lk 8:52; Jn 11:33; 20:13, 15; 1Co 7:30; 1Th 4:13; He 2:17; 4:15.
[14] 1K 17:21; Jb 14:12, 14; Ps 33:9; Is 26:19; Ezk 37:3; Lk 8:54; Jn 5:21, 25, 28; 11:25, 43; Ac 9:40; Ro 4:17; Ep 5:12.
[15] 1K 17:23; 2K 4:32; 13:21.
[16] Ex 4:31; Ps 65:9; 106:4; Jr 33:9; Mt 9:8; 15:31; 28:8; Lk 1:65, 68; 2:20; 5:8, 26; 7:39; 8:37; 9:19; 19:44; 24:19; Jn 1:21, 25; 4:19; 6:14; 7:40; 9:17; Ac 3:22; 5:5, 11; 7:37; Ga 1:24.
[17] Mt 4:24; 9:31; Mk 1:28; 6:14; Lk 7:14.
[18] Mt 11:2; Jn 3:26.

answereth John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles:

19 ¶ 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? 20 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? 21 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. 22 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. 23 And blessed is [he], whosoever shall not be offended in me.

[19] Gn 3:15; 22:18; 49:10; Dt 18:15; Jsh 2:1; Ps 110:1; Is 7:14; 9:6; 11:1; 40:10; 59:20; Jr 23:5; Dn 9:24; Mi 5:2; Hg 2:7; Zc 9:9; Mal 3:1; 4:2; Mk 6:7; Lk 10:1; Jn 4:25; Ac 10:7; Rv 11:3.
[21] 1K 8:37; Ps 90:7; Mk 3:10; 5:29, 34; 1Co 11:30; He 12:6; Jm 5:14.
[22] Jb 29:15; Ps 146:8; Is 29:18; 32:3; 35:5; 42:6, 16; 43:8; 61:1; Jr 31:8; Zp 3:12; Mt 9:28; 15:30; 21:14; Mk 7:32; Lk 4:18; 5:12; 7:14, 21; 8:53; 17:12; 18:35; Jn 1:46; 9:30; Ac 3:2; 8:7; 14:8; 26:18; Jm 2:5.
[23] Is 8:14; Mt 11:6; 13:57; Lk 2:34; Jn 6:60; Ro 9:32; 1Co 1:21; 2:14; 1P 2:7.

testifieth to the people what opinion he held of John:

24 ¶ 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 the wind? 25 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. 26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. 27 This is [he], of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 28 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 than he. 29 And all the people that heard [him], and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.

[24] Gn 49:4; Mt 3:1; 11:7; Mk 1:4; Lk 1:80; 3:2; Jn 1:23; 2Co 1:17; Ep 4:14; Jm 1:6; 2P 2:17; 3:17.
[25] 2S 19:35; 1K 10:5; 2K 1:8; Es 1:3, 11; 4:2; 5:1; 8:15; Is 59:17; Mt 3:4; 6:29; 1P 3:3.
[26] Mt 11:9; Lk 1:76; 16:16; 20:6; Jn 3:26; 5:35.
[27] Is 40:3; Mal 3:1; 4:5; Lk 1:15, 76; Jn 1:23.
[28] Mt 11:11; 13:16; Lk 1:14; 3:16; 9:48; 10:23; Ep 3:8; Col 1:25; He 11:39; 1P 1:10.
[29] Jg 1:7; Ps 51:4; Mt 3:5; 21:31; Lk 3:12; 7:35; Ro 3:4; 10:3; Rv 15:3; 16:5.

inveigheth against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won:

30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.

[30] Jr 8:8; Lk 13:34; Ac 20:27; Ro 10:21; 2Co 6:1; Ga 2:21; Ep 1:11.

31 ¶ And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? 32 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. 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. 34 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! 35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

[31] Lm 2:13; Mt 11:16; Mk 4:30.
[32] Pv 17:16; Is 28:9; 29:11; Jr 5:3; Zc 8:5; Mt 11:16.
[33] Jr 16:8; Mt 3:4; 10:25; Mk 1:6; Lk 1:15; Jn 8:48, 52; 10:20; Ac 2:13.
[34] Mt 9:11; Lk 5:29; 7:36; 11:37; 14:1; 15:2; 19:7; Jn 2:2; 12:2.
[35] Pv 8:32; 17:16; Ho 14:9; Mt 11:19; Lk 7:29; 1Co 2:14.

and sheweth by occasion of Mary Magdalene, how he is a friend to sinners, not to maintain them in sins, but to forgive them their sins, upon their faith and repentance.

36 ¶ 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. 37 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, 38 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. 39 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. 40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on. 41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that [he], to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. 44 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. 45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 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. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

[36] Mt 26:6; Mk 14:3; Lk 7:34; 11:37; 14:1; Jn 11:2.
[37] Mt 21:31; 26:7; Mk 14:3; Lk 5:30, 32; 7:34, 39; 18:13; 19:7; Jn 9:24, 31; 11:2; 12:2; Ro 5:8; 1Ti 1:9, 15; 1P 4:18.
[38] Gn 18:4; Jg 2:4; Ezr 10:1; Ps 6:6; 38:18; 51:17; 126:5; Ec 9:8; So 1:3; Is 57:9; 61:3; Jr 31:9, 18; Jol 2:12; Zc 12:10; Mt 5:4; Lk 6:21; 7:44, 45; 22:62; Jn 13:4; 2Co 7:10; Jm 4:9.
[39] 2K 5:20; Pv 23:7; Is 65:5; Mt 9:12; 20:16; 21:28; Mk 2:6; 7:21; Lk 3:8; 7:16, 37; 12:17; 15:2, 28; 16:3; 18:4, 9; Jn 7:12, 40, 47; 9:24.
[40] Ezk 33:31; Mal 1:6; Mt 7:22; 26:49; Lk 5:22, 31; 6:8; 18:18; 20:20; Jn 3:2; 13:13; 16:19, 30.
[41] Nu 27:3; Is 50:1; Jr 3:11; Mt 6:12; 18:23, 28; Lk 7:47; 11:4; 12:48; 13:4; Jn 15:22; Ro 3:23; 5:20; 1Ti 1:15; 1Jn 1:8.
[42] Ps 32:1; 49:7; 51:1; 103:3; Is 43:25; 44:22; Jr 31:33; Dn 9:18; Mi 7:18; Mt 6:12; 18:25, 34; Ac 13:38; Ro 3:24; 4:5; 5:6; Ga 3:10; Ep 1:7; 4:32; Col 3:13.
[43] Ps 116:16; Mk 12:34; Lk 7:47; 10:38; 1Co 15:9; 2Co 5:14; 1Ti 1:13.
[44] Gn 19:2; Jg 19:21; 1S 25:41; Lk 7:37; 1Ti 5:10; Jm 2:6.
[45] Gn 29:11; 33:4; 2S 15:5; 19:39; Mt 26:48; Ro 16:16; 1Co 16:20; 1Th 5:26.
[46] Ru 3:3; 2S 14:2; Ps 23:5; 104:15; Ec 9:8; Dn 10:3; Am 6:6; Mi 6:15; Mt 6:17.
[47] Ex 34:6; Is 1:18; 55:7; Ezk 16:63; 36:29; Mi 7:19; Mt 10:37; Lk 5:20; 7:42, 43; Jn 21:15; Ac 5:31; Ro 5:20; 1Co 6:9; 2Co 5:14; Ga 5:6; Ep 6:24; Php 1:9; 1Ti 1:14; 1Jn 1:7; 3:18; 4:19; 5:3.
[48] Mt 9:2; Mk 2:5.
[49] Mt 9:3; Mk 2:7; Lk 5:20.
[50] Ec 9:7; Hab 2:4; Mt 9:22; Mk 5:34; 10:52; Lk 8:18, 42, 48; 18:42; Ro 5:1; Ep 2:8; Jm 2:14.


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