World English Bible
Luke 7 (WEBP)
 After he had finished speaking in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
 A certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.
 When he heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and save his servant.
 When they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy for you to do this for him,
 for he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us.”
 Jesus went with them. When he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, “Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.
 Therefore I didn’t even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed.
 For I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
 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.”
 Those who were sent, returning to the house, found that the servant who had been sick was well.
 Soon afterwards, he went to a city called Nain. Many of his disciples, along with a great multitude, went with him.
 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only born§ son of his mother, and she was a widow. Many people of the city were with her.
 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Don’t cry.”
 He came near and touched the coffin, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”
 He who was dead sat up and began to speak. Then he gave him to his mother.
 Fear took hold of all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and, “God has visited his people!”
 This report went out concerning him in the whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.
 The disciples of John told him about all these things.
 John, calling to himself two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for another?”
 When the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptizer has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you he who comes, or should we look for another?’ ”
 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight.
 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
 Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me.”
 When John’s messengers had departed, he began to tell the multitudes about John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously dressed and live delicately are in kings’ courts.
 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.
 This is he of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.’†
 “For I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptizer; yet he who is least in God’s Kingdom is greater than he.”
 When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they declared God to be just, having been baptized with John’s baptism.
 But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God, not being baptized by him themselves.
 ° “To what then should I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?
 They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another, saying, ‘We piped to you, and you didn’t dance. We mourned, and you didn’t weep.’
 For John the Baptizer came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’
 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’
 Wisdom is justified by all her children.”
 One of the Pharisees invited him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee’s house and sat at the table.
 Behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that he was reclining in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
 Standing behind at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and she wiped them with the hair of her head, kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, “This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner.”
 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” He said, “Teacher, say on.”
 “A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
 When they couldn’t pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?”
 Simon answered, “He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.” He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”
 Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head.
 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.
 You didn’t anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.
 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.”
 He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
 Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”
 He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”
Luke 7:12 The phrase “only born” is from the Greek word “μονογενη”, which is sometimes translated “only begotten” or “one and only”.
Luke 7:27 Malachi 3:1
Luke 7:31 TR adds “But the Lord said,”
Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.
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Luke 7 (KJVS)
 Now G1161 when G1893 he had ended G4137 (AorActInd) all G3956 his G846 sayings G4487 in G1519 the audience G189 of the people G2992, he entered G1525 (Aor2ActInd) into G1519 Capernaum G2584.
 And G1161 a certain G5100 centurion’s G1543 servant G1401, who G3739 was G2258 (ImpfInd) dear G1784 unto him G846, was G2192 (PresActPtc) sick G2560, and ready G3195 (ImpfActInd) to die G5053 (PresActInf).
 And G1161 when he heard G191 (AorActPtc) of G4012 Jesus G2424, he sent G649 (AorActInd) unto G4314 him G846 the elders G4245 of the Jews G2453, beseeching G2065 (PresActPtc) him G846 that G3704 he would come G2064 (Aor2ActPtc) and heal G1295 (AorActSubj) his G846 servant G1401.
 And G1161 when they came G3854 (Aor2MidDepPtc) to G4314 Jesus G2424, they besought G3870 (ImpfActInd) him G846 instantly G4709, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), That G3754 he was G2076 (PresInd) worthy G514 for whom G3739 he should do G3930 (FutActInd) this G5124:
 For G1063 he loveth G25 (PresActInd) our G2257 nation G1484, and G2532 he G846 hath built G3618 (AorActInd) us G2254 a synagogue G4864.
 Then G1161 Jesus G2424 went G4198 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) with G4862 them G846. And G1161 when he G846 was G568 (PresActPtc) now G2235 not G3756 far G3112 from G575 the house G3614, the centurion G1543 sent G3992 (AorActInd) friends G5384 to G4314 him G846, saying G3004 (PresActPtc) unto him G846, Lord G2962, trouble G4660 not G3361 thyself G4660 (PresPasImpr): for G1063 I am G1510 (PresInd) not G3756 worthy G2425 that G2443 thou shouldest enter G1525 (Aor2ActSubj) under G5259 my G3450 roof G4721:
 Wherefore G1352 neither G3761 thought I G515 myself G1683 worthy G515 (AorActInd) to come G2064 (Aor2ActInf) unto G4314 thee G4571: but G235 say G2036 (Aor2ActImpr) in a word G3056, and G2532 my G3450 servant G3816 shall be healed G2390 (FutPasInd).
 For G1063 I G1473 also G2532 am G1510 (PresInd) a man G444 set G5021 (PresPasPtc) under G5259 authority G1849, having G2192 (PresActPtc) under G5259 me G1683 soldiers G4757, and G2532 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto one G5129, Go G4198 (AorPasDepImpr), and G2532 he goeth G4198 (PresMidPasDepInd); and G2532 to another G243, Come G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd), and G2532 he cometh G2064 (PresMidPasDepInd); and G2532 to my G3450 servant G1401, Do G4160 (AorActImpr) this G5124, and G2532 he doeth G4160 (PresActInd) [it].
 When G1161 Jesus G2424 heard G191 (AorActPtc) these things G5023, he marvelled G2296 (AorActInd) at him G846, and G2532 turned him about G4762 (Aor2PasPtc), and said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto the people G3793 that followed G190 (PresActPtc) him G846, I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, I have not found G2147 (Aor2ActInd) so great G5118 faith G4102, no, not G3761 in G1722 Israel G2474.
 And G2532 they that were sent G3992 (AorPasPtc), returning G5290 (AorActPtc) to G1519 the house G3624, found G2147 (Aor2ActInd) the servant G1401 whole G5198 (PresActPtc) that had been sick G770 (PresActPtc).
 And G2532 it came to pass G1096 (Aor2MidDepInd) G1722 the day after G1836, that he went G4198 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) into G1519 a city G4172 called G2564 (PresPasPtc) Nain G3484; and G2532 many G2425 of his G846 disciples G3101 went with G4848 (ImpfMidPasDepInd) him G846, and G2532 much G4183 people G3793.
 Now G1161 when G5613 he came nigh G1448 (AorActInd) to the gate G4439 of the city G4172, behold G2532 G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), there was G1580 a dead man G2348 (PerfActPtc) carried out G1580 (ImpfPasInd), the only G3439 son G5207 of his G846 mother G3384, and G2532 she G846 was G2258 (ImpfInd) a widow G5503: and G2532 much G2425 people G3793 of the city G4172 was G2258 (ImpfInd) with G4862 her G846.
 And G2532 when the Lord G2962 saw G1492 (Aor2ActPtc) her G846, he had compassion G4697 (AorPasDepInd) on G1909 her G846, and G2532 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto her G846, Weep G2799 (PresActImpr) not G3361.
 And G2532 he came G4334 (Aor2ActPtc) and touched G680 (AorMidDepInd) the bier G4673: and G1161 they that bare G941 (PresActPtc) [him] stood still G2476 (Aor2ActInd). And G2532 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Young man G3495, I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto thee G4671, Arise G1453 (AorPasImpr).
 And G2532 he that was dead G3498 sat up G339 (AorActInd), and G2532 began G756 (AorMidDepInd) to speak G2980 (PresActInf). And G2532 he delivered G1325 (AorActInd) him G846 to his G846 mother G3384.
 And G1161 there came G2983 (Aor2ActInd) a fear G5401 on all G537: and G2532 they glorified G1392 (ImpfActInd) God G2316, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), That G3754 a great G3173 prophet G4396 is risen up G1453 (PerfPasInd) among G1722 us G2254; and G2532, That G3754 God G2316 hath visited G1980 (AorMidDepInd) his G846 people G2992.
 And G2532 this G3778 rumour G3056 of G4012 him G846 went forth G1831 (Aor2ActInd) throughout G1722 all G3650 Judaea G2449, and G2532 throughout G1722 all G3956 the region round about G4066.
 And G2532 the disciples G3101 of John G2491 shewed G518 (AorActInd) him G846 of G4012 all G3956 these things G5130.
 And G2532 John G2491 calling G4341 (AorMidDepPtc) [unto him] two G1417 G5100 of his G846 disciples G3101 sent G3992 (AorActInd) [them] to G4314 Jesus G2424, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), Art G1488 (PresInd) thou G4771 he that should come G2064 (PresMidPasDepPtc)? or G2228 look we for G4328 (PresActSubj) another G243?
 When G1161 the men G435 were come G3854 (Aor2MidDepPtc) unto G4314 him G846, they said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), John G2491 Baptist G910 hath sent G649 (PerfActInd) us G2248 unto G4314 thee G4571, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), Art G1488 (PresInd) thou G4771 he that should come G2064 (PresMidPasDepPtc)? or G2228 look we for G4328 (PresActInd) (PresActSubj) another G243?
 And G1161 in G1722 that same G846 hour G5610 he cured G2323 (AorActInd) many G4183 of G575 [their] infirmities G3554 and G2532 plagues G3148, and G2532 of evil G4190 spirits G4151; and G2532 unto many G4183 [that were] blind G5185 he gave G5483 (AorMidDepInd) sight G991 (PresActInf).
 Then G2532 Jesus G2424 answering G611 (AorPasDepPtc) said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto them G846, Go your way G4198 (AorPasDepPtc), and tell G518 (AorActImpr) John G2491 what things G3739 ye have seen G1492 (Aor2ActInd) and G2532 heard G191 (AorActInd); how G3754 that the blind G5185 see G308 (PresActInd), the lame G5560 walk G4043 (PresActInd), the lepers G3015 are cleansed G2511 (PresPasInd), the deaf G2974 hear G191 (PresActInd), the dead G3498 are raised G1453 (PresPasInd), to the poor G4434 the gospel is preached G2097 (PresPasInd).
 And G2532 blessed G3107 is G2076 (PresInd) [he], whosoever G3739 shall G4624 not G3362 be offended G4624 (AorPasSubj) in G1722 me G1698.
 And G1161 when the messengers G32 of John G2491 were departed G565 (Aor2ActPtc), he began G756 (AorMidDepInd) to speak G3004 (PresActInf) unto G4314 the people G3793 concerning G4012 John G2491, What G5101 went ye out G1831 (PerfActInd) into G1519 the wilderness G2048 for to see G2300 (AorMidDepInf)? A reed G2563 shaken G4531 (PresPasPtc) with G5259 the wind G417?
 But G235 what G5101 went ye out G1831 (PerfActInd) for to see G1492 (Aor2ActInf)? A man G444 clothed G294 (PerfPasPtc) in G1722 soft G3120 raiment G2440? Behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), they which are G1722 gorgeously G1741 apparelled G2441, and G2532 live G5225 (PresActPtc) delicately G5172, are G1526 (PresInd) in G1722 kings’ courts G933.
 But G235 what G5101 went ye out G1831 (PerfActInd) for to see G1492 (Aor2ActInf)? A prophet G4396? Yea G3483, I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, and G2532 much more G4055 than a prophet G4396.
 This G3778 is G2076 (PresInd) [he], of G4012 whom G3739 it is written G1125 (PerfPasInd), Behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), I G1473 send G649 (PresActInd) my G3450 messenger G32 before G4253 thy G4675 face G4383, which G3739 shall prepare G2680 (FutActInd) thy G4675 way G3598 before G1715 thee G4675.
 For G1063 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto you G5213, Among G1722 those that are born G1084 of women G1135 there is G2076 (PresInd) not G3762 a greater G3187 prophet G4396 than G3187 John G2491 the Baptist G910: but G1161 he that is least G3398 in G1722 the kingdom G932 of God G2316 is G2076 (PresInd) greater than G3187 he G846.
 And G2532 all G3956 the people G2992 that heard G191 (AorActPtc) [him], and G2532 the publicans G5057, justified G1344 (AorActInd) God G2316, being baptized G907 (AorPasPtc) with the baptism G908 of John G2491.
 But G1161 the Pharisees G5330 and G2532 lawyers G3544 rejected G114 (AorActInd) the counsel G1012 of God G2316 against G1519 themselves G1438, being G907 not G3361 baptized G907 (AorPasPtc) of G5259 him G846.
 And G1161 the Lord G2962 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), Whereunto G5101 then G3767 shall I liken G3666 (FutActInd) the men G444 of this G5026 generation G1074? and G2532 to what G5101 are they G1526 (PresInd) like G3664?
 They are G1526 (PresInd) like G3664 unto children G3813 sitting G2521 (PresMidPasDepPtc) in G1722 the marketplace G58, and G2532 calling G4377 (PresActInd) (PresActPtc) one to another G240, and G2532 saying G3004 (PresActInd) (PresActPtc), We have piped G832 (AorActInd) unto you G5213, and G2532 ye have G3738 not G3756 danced G3738 (AorMidDepInd); we have mourned G2354 (AorActInd) to you G5213, and G2532 ye have G2799 not G3756 wept G2799 (AorActInd).
 For G1063 John G2491 the Baptist G910 came G2064 (Perf2ActInd) neither G3383 eating G2068 (PresActPtc) bread G740 nor G3383 drinking G4095 (PresActPtc) wine G3631; and G2532 ye say G3004 (PresActInd), He hath G2192 (PresActInd) a devil G1140.
 The Son G5207 of man G444 is come G2064 (Perf2ActInd) eating G2068 (PresActPtc) and G2532 drinking G4095 (PresActPtc); and G2532 ye say G3004 (PresActInd), Behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr) a gluttonous G5314 man G444, and G2532 a winebibber G3630, a friend G5384 of publicans G5057 and G2532 sinners G268!
 But G2532 wisdom G4678 is justified G1344 (AorPasInd) of G575 all G3956 her G846 children G5043.
 And G1161 one G5100 of the Pharisees G5330 desired G2065 (ImpfActInd) him G846 that G2443 he would eat G5315 (Aor2ActSubj) with G3326 him G846. And G2532 he went G1525 (Aor2ActPtc) into G1519 the Pharisee’s G5330 house G3614, and sat down to meat G347 (AorPasInd).
 And G2532, behold G2400 (Aor2ActImpr), a woman G1135 in G1722 the city G4172, which G3748 was G2258 (ImpfInd) a sinner G268, when she knew G1921 (Aor2ActPtc) that G3754 [Jesus] sat at meat G345 (PresMidPasDepInd) in G1722 the Pharisee’s G5330 house G3614, brought G2865 (AorActPtc) an alabaster box G211 of ointment G3464,
 And G2532 stood G2476 (Aor2ActPtc) at G3844 his G846 feet G4228 behind G3694 [him] weeping G2799 (PresActPtc), and began G756 (AorMidDepInd) to wash G1026 (PresActInf) his G846 feet G4228 with tears G1144, and G2532 did wipe G1591 (ImpfActInd) [them] with the hairs G2359 of her G846 head G2776, and G2532 kissed G2705 (ImpfActInd) his G846 feet G4228, and G2532 anointed G218 (ImpfActInd) [them] with the ointment G3464.
 Now G1161 when the Pharisee G5330 which G3588 had bidden G2564 (AorActPtc) him G846 saw G1492 (Aor2ActPtc) [it], he spake G2036 (Aor2ActInd) within G1722 himself G1438, saying G3004 (PresActPtc), This man G3778, if G1487 he were G2258 (ImpfInd) a prophet G4396, G302 would have known G1097 (ImpfActInd) who G5101 and G2532 what manner G4217 of woman G1135 [this is] that G3748 toucheth G680 (PresMidInd) him G846: for G3754 she is G2076 (PresInd) a sinner G268.
 And G2532 Jesus G2424 answering G611 (AorPasDepPtc) said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto G4314 him G846, Simon G4613, I have G2192 (PresActInd) somewhat G5100 to say G2036 (Aor2ActInf) unto thee G4671. And G1161 he saith G5346 (PresInd), Master G1320, say on G2036 (Aor2ActImpr).
 There was G2258 (ImpfInd) a certain G5100 creditor G1157 which had two G1417 debtors G5533: the one G1520 owed G3784 (ImpfActInd) five hundred G4001 pence G1220, and G1161 the other G2087 fifty G4004.
 And G1161 when they G846 had G2192 (PresActPtc) nothing G3361 to pay G591 (Aor2ActInf), he frankly forgave G5483 (AorMidDepInd) them both G297. Tell me G2036 (Aor2ActImpr) therefore G3767, which G5101 of them G846 will love G25 (FutActInd) him G846 most G4119?
 Simon G4613 answered G611 (AorPasDepPtc) and G1161 said G2036 (Aor2ActInd), I suppose G5274 (PresActInd) that G3754 [he], to whom G3739 he forgave G5483 (AorMidDepInd) most G4119. And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto him G846, Thou hast G2919 rightly G3723 judged G2919 (AorActInd).
 And G2532 he turned G4762 (Aor2PasPtc) to G4314 the woman G1135, and said G5346 (ImpfInd) unto Simon G4613, Seest thou G991 (PresActInd) this G5026 woman G1135? I entered G1525 (Aor2ActInd) into G1519 thine G4675 house G3614, thou gavest me G1325 (AorActInd) no G3756 water G5204 for G1909 my G3450 feet G4228: but G1161 she G3778 G846 hath washed G1026 (AorActInd) my G3450 feet G4228 with tears G1144, and G2532 wiped G1591 (AorActInd) [them] with the hairs G2359 of her G846 head G2776.
 Thou gavest G1325 (AorActInd) me G3427 no G3756 kiss G5370: but G1161 this woman G3778 G846 since G575 the time G3739 I came in G1525 (Aor2ActInd) hath G1257 not G3756 ceased G1257 (Aor2ActInd) to kiss G2705 (PresActPtc) my G3450 feet G4228.
 My G3450 head G2776 with oil G1637 thou didst G218 not G3756 anoint G218 (AorActInd): but G1161 this woman G3778 G846 hath anointed G218 (AorActInd) my G3450 feet G4228 with ointment G3464.
 Wherefore G3739 G5484 I say G3004 (PresActInd) unto thee G4671, Her G846 sins G266, which G3588 are many G4183, are forgiven G863 (PerfPasInd); for G3754 she loved G25 (AorActInd) much G4183: but G1161 to whom G3739 little G3641 is forgiven G863 (PresPasInd), [the same] loveth G25 (PresActInd) little G3641.
 And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) unto her G846, Thy G4675 sins G266 are forgiven G863 (PerfPasInd).
 And G2532 they that sat at meat with him G4873 (PresMidPasDepPtc) began G756 (AorMidDepInd) to say G3004 (PresActInf) within G1722 themselves G1438, Who G5101 is G2076 (PresInd) this G3778 that G3739 forgiveth G863 (PresActInd) sins G266 also G2532?
 And G1161 he said G2036 (Aor2ActInd) to G4314 the woman G1135, Thy G4675 faith G4102 hath saved G4982 (PerfActInd) thee G4571; go G4198 (PresMidPasDepImpr) in G1519 peace G1515.
Young’s Literal Translation
Luke 7 (YLT)
 And when he completed all his sayings in the ears of the people, he went into Capernaum;
 and a certain centurion’s servant being ill, was about to die, who was much valued by him,
 and having heard about Jesus, he sent unto him elders of the Jews, beseeching him, that having come he might thoroughly save his servant.
 And they, having come near unto Jesus, were calling upon him earnestly, saying-‘He is worthy to whom thou shalt do this,
 for he doth love our nation, and the synagogue he did build to us.’
 And Jesus was going on with them, and now when he is not far distant from the house the centurion sent unto him friends, saying to him, ‘Sir, be not troubled, for I am not worthy that under my roof thou mayest enter;
 wherefore not even myself thought I worthy to come unto thee, but say in a word, and my lad shall be healed;
 for I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Be coming, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doth it.’
 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;’
 and those sent, having turned back to the house, found the ailing servant in health.
 And it came to pass, on the morrow, he was going on to a city called Nain, and there were going with him many of his disciples, and a great multitude,
 and as he came nigh to the gate of the city, then, lo, one dead was being carried forth, an only son of his mother, and she a widow, and a great multitude of the city was with her.
 And the Lord having seen her, was moved with compassion towards her, and said to her, ‘Be not weeping;’
 and having come near, he touched the bier, and those bearing it stood still, and he said, ‘Young man, to thee I say, Arise;’
 and the dead sat up, and began to speak, and he gave him to his mother;
 and fear took hold of all, and they were glorifying God, saying-‘A great prophet hath risen among us,’ and-‘God did look upon His people.’
 And the account of this went forth in all Judea about him, and in all the region around.
 And the disciples of John told him about all these things,
 and John having called near a certain two of his disciples, sent unto Jesus, saying, ‘Art thou he who is coming, or for another do we look?’
 And having come near to him, the men said, ‘John the Baptist sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he who is coming, or for another do we look?’
 And in that hour he cured many from sicknesses, and plagues, and evil spirits, and to many blind he granted sight.
 And Jesus answering said to them, ‘Having gone on, report to John what ye saw and heard, that blind men do see again, lame do walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf do hear, dead are raised, poor have good news proclaimed;
 and happy is he whoever may not be stumbled in me.’
 And the messengers of John having gone away, he began to say unto the multitudes concerning John: ‘What have ye gone forth to the wilderness to look on? a reed by the wind shaken?
 but what have ye gone forth to see? a man in soft garments clothed? lo, they in splendid apparellings, and living in luxury, are in the houses of kings!
 ‘But what have ye gone forth to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet:
 this is he concerning whom it hath been written, Lo, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;
 for I say to you, a greater prophet, among those born of women, than John the Baptist there is not; but the least in the reign of God is greater than he.’
 And all the people having heard, and the tax-gatherers, declared God righteous, having been baptized with the baptism of John,
 but the Pharisees, and the lawyers, the counsel of God did put away for themselves, not having been baptized by him.
 And the Lord said, ‘To what, then, shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
 they are like to children, to those sitting in a market-place, and calling one to another, and saying, We piped to you, and ye did not dance, we mourned to you, and ye did not weep!
 ‘For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He hath a demon;
 the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and ye say, Lo, a man, a glutton, and a wine drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners;
 and the wisdom was justified from all her children.’
 And a certain one of the Pharisees was asking him that he might eat with him, and having gone into the house of the Pharisee he reclined (at meat),
 and lo, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having known that he reclineth (at meat) in the house of the Pharisee, having provided an alabaster box of ointment,
 and having stood behind, beside his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with the tears, and with the hairs of her head she was wiping, and was kissing his feet, and was anointing with the ointment.
 And the Pharisee who did call him, having seen, spake within himself, saying, ‘This one, if he were a prophet, would have known who and of what kind is the woman who doth touch him, that she is a sinner.’
 And Jesus answering said unto him, ‘Simon, I have something to say to thee;’ and he saith, ‘Teacher, say on.’
 ‘Two debtors were to a certain creditor; the one was owing five hundred denaries, and the other fifty;
 and they not having wherewith to give back, he forgave both; which then of them, say thou, will love him more?’
 And Simon answering said, ‘I suppose that to whom he forgave the more;’ and he said to him, ‘Rightly thou didst judge.’
 And having turned unto the woman, he said to Simon, ‘Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house; water for my feet thou didst not give, but this woman with tears did wet my feet, and with the hairs of her head did wipe;
 a kiss to me thou didst not give, but this woman, from what time I came in, did not cease kissing my feet;
 with oil my head thou didst not anoint, but this woman with ointment did anoint my feet;
 therefore I say to thee, her many sins have been forgiven, because she did love much; but to whom little is forgiven, little he doth love.’
 And he said to her, ‘Thy sins have been forgiven;’
 and those reclining with him (at meat) began to say within themselves, ‘Who is this, who also doth forgive sins?’
 and he said unto the woman, ‘Thy faith have saved thee, be going on to peace.’