when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of
the people, he entered into Capernaum.
7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear
unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
7:3 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.
7:4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him
instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he
should do this:
7:5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a
7:6 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
7:7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to
come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant
shall be healed.
7:8 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.
7:9 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.
7:10 And they that were sent, returning to the
house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
7:11 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.
7:12 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.
7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on
her, and said unto her, Weep not.
7:14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that
bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say
unto thee, Arise.
7:15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to
speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
7:16 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.
7:17 And this rumour of him went forth throughout
all Judaea, and throughout all the region round
7:18 And the disciples of John shewed him of all
7:19 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?
7:20 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?
7:21 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.
7:22 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.
7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be
offended in me.
7:24 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?
7:25 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'
7:26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet?
Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
7:27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I
send my messenger before thy face, which shall
prepare thy way before thee.
7:28 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.
7:29 And all the people that heard him, and the
publicans, justified God, being baptized with the
baptism of John.
7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the
counsel of God against themselves, being not
baptized of him.
7:31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken
the men of this generation? and to what are they
7:32 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.
7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread
nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
7:34 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!
7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
7:36 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.
7:37 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
7:38 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.
7:39 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
7:40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I
have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith,
Master, say on.
7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two
debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the
7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly
forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them
will love him most?
7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to
whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou
hast rightly judged.
7:44 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.
7:45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since
the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but
this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
7:47 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.
7:48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
7:49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say
within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins
7:50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved
thee; go in peace.
The Book of Luke, Verses of Chapter 7