Christ findeth a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile, than in any of the Jews:
Luke 7:1 After he had completed all his sayings within the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum. Luke 7:2 And, a certain centurion's servant, being sick, was on the point of dying,who was, by him, highly prized. Luke 7:3 But, hearing about Jesus, he sent forth unto him elders of the Jews, requesting him that he would come and bring his servant safely through. Luke 7:4 And, they, coming near unto Jesus, began beseeching him earnestly, sayingWorthy, is he for whom thou mayest do this, Luke 7:5 for he loveth our nation, and, the synagogue, he, built for us. Luke 7:6 And, Jesus, was journeying with them. But, he, by this time, being not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying unto himLord! do not trouble thyself, for I am of no consideration, that, under my roof, thou shouldst enter. Luke 7:7 Wherefore, neither deemed I, myself, worthy to come unto thee,but speak with a word, and let my servant be healed. Luke 7:8 For, I too, am a man ranked, under authority, having, under myself, soldiers; and I say to this oneGo! and he goeth,and to anotherCome! and he cometh,and to my servantDo this! and he doeth it. Luke 7:9 And, hearing these things, Jesus marveled at him; and, turning to the multitude following him, saidI tell you, Not even in Israel, such faith as this, have I found!
healeth his servant being absent:
Luke 7:10 And they who were sent, returning unto the house, found the servant, well.
raiseth from death the widow's son at Nain:
Luke 7:11 And it came to pass thereafter, that he journeyed unto a city called Nain, and there were journeying with him, his disciples and a great multitude. Luke 7:12 Now, as he drew near unto the gate of the city, then lo! there was being brought forth, one dead, the only-begotten son of his mother,and, she, was a widow; and, a considerable multitude of the city, was with her. Luke 7:13 And, beholding her, the Lord, was moved with compassion over her, and said to herBe not weeping! Luke 7:14 And, going forward, he touched the coffin, and the bearers stood still; and he saidYoung man! to thee, I say, Arise! Luke 7:15 And the dead man sat up, and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother. Luke 7:16 And fear seized them, all, and they began to glorify God, sayingA great prophet, hath been raised up amongst us! andGod hath visited his people! Luke 7:17 And this report went forth throughout the whole of Judaea, and all the surrounding country. Luke 7:18 And John's disciples carried tidings unto him concerning all these things.
answereth John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles:
Luke 7:19 And, calling unto him certain two of his disciples, John sent unto the Lord, sayingArt, thou, the Coming One, or, a different one, are we to expect? Luke 7:20 And, coming near unto him, the men saidJohn the Immerser, hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art, thou, the Coming One, or, another, are we to expect? Luke 7:21 In that very hour, he cured many from diseases, and plagues, and wicked spirits; and, unto many blind, gave he the favour to see. Luke 7:22 And, answering, he said unto themGo and bear tidings unto John, as to what ye have seen and heard: The blind, are receiving sight, the lame, walk, lepers, are cleansed, and, the deaf, hear, the dead, are raised, the destitute, are told the glad-message; Luke 7:23 And, happy, is he, whosoever shall not find occasion of stumbling in me!
testifieth to the people what opinion he held of John:
Luke 7:24 And, the messengers of John having departed, he began to say unto the multitudes, concerning JohnWhat went ye forth into the desert to gaze at? A reed, by a wind, shaken? Luke 7:25 But what went ye forth to see? A man, in soft garments, arrayed? Lo! they who in splendid apparel and luxury are found, are, in the kingly courts. Luke 7:26 But what went ye forth to see? A prophet? Yea! I say unto you,and abundantly more than a prophet. Luke 7:27 This, is he concerning whom it is writtenLo! I am sending forth my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. Luke 7:28 I say unto youA greater, among them that are born of women, than John, is there none; but, he that is least in the kingdom of God, is greater than he. Luke 7:29 And, all the people, when they heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John;
inveigheth against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won:
Luke 7:30 but, the Pharisees and the lawyers, had set aside, the counsel of God against themselves, not being immersed by him.
Luke 7:31 Unto what, then, shall I liken the men of this generation? And unto what are they like? Luke 7:32 They are like unto the children sitting, in a market-place, and calling one to another, who sayWe played the flute for you, and ye danced not, We wailed, and ye wept not. Luke 7:33 For John the Immerser hath come, neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye sayA demon, he hath: Luke 7:34 The Son of Man hath come, eating and drinking, and ye sayLo! a man, gluttonous and a wine-drinker, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners. Luke 7:35 And yet wisdom hath been justified by all her children.
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.
Luke 7:36 And a certain one of the Pharisees was requesting him, that he would eat with him; and, entering into the house of the Pharisee, he reclined. Luke 7:37 And, lo! a woman, who indeed was in the city a sinner; and, when she found out that he was reclining in the house of the Pharisee, providing an alabaster-jar of perfume, Luke 7:38 and standing behind, near his feet, weeping, with the tears, began she to be wetting his feet, and, with the hair of her head, was wiping off [the tears], and was tenderly kissing his feet, and anointing them with the perfume. Luke 7:39 But the Pharisee who had invited him, seeing it, spake within himself, saying, This one, if he were the prophet, would have been taking note, who and of what sort, is the woman, who is even touching him, that she is, a sinner. Luke 7:40 And, making answer, Jesus said unto himSimon! I have, unto thee, something to say. He, thenTeacher, speak!saith he. Luke 7:41 Two debtors, there were, to a certain creditor,the one, owed five hundred denaries, and, the other, fifty. Luke 7:42 they not having wherewith to pay, he forgave, both. Which of them, therefore, will love him, more? Luke 7:43 Making answer, Simon saidI suppose, that he to whom, the more, he forgave. And, he, said unto himRightly, hast thou judged. Luke 7:44 And, turning towards the woman, unto Simon, he saidSeest thou this woman? I entered into thy house: water to me, on my feet, thou didst not give,but, she, with her tears, hath wetted my feet, and, with her hair, wiped off [the tears]. Luke 7:45 A kiss, to me, thou didst not give,but, she, from the time I came in, hath not ceased tenderly kissing my feet. Luke 7:46 With oil, my head, thou didst not anoint,but, she, with perfume, hath anointed, my feet. Luke 7:47 For which cause, I say unto theeHer many sins, have been forgiven, because she hath loved, much: but, he to whom little is forgiven, little, loveth. Luke 7:48 And he said unto herThy sins have been forgiven. Luke 7:49 And they who were reclining together, began to be saying within themselvesWho is, this, that, even forgiveth sins? Luke 7:50 But he said unto the womanThy faith, hath saved thee,Go thy way into peace.