7:1 After he had finished all his sayings in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
2 And a certain centurion’s servant that was dear to him, being sick, was about to die.
3 But hearing of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him that he would come and save his servant.
4 And they came to Jesus and asked him earnestly, saying: He is worthy for whom thou shalt do this:
5 for he loves our nation, and has himself built for us the synagogue.
6 And Jesus went with them. But when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying: Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst come in under my roof;
7 wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come to thee; but say in a word, and let my servant be restored to health.
8 For I am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me; and I say to this one: Go, and he goes; and to another: Come, and he comes; and to my servant: Do this, and he does it.
9 And when Jesus heard these things he was astonished at him; and turning, he said to the multitude that followed him: I say to you, not even in Israel have I found so great faith.
10 And those that had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.
11 And it came to pass on the following day he went to a city called Nain; and there went with him many of his disciples and a great multitude.
12 And when he came near the gate of the city, behold, there was carried out dead an only-born son of his mother, and she was a widow; and a great multitude of the city was with her.
13 And seeing her, the Lord had pity on her, and said to her: Weep not.
14 And coming forward he touched the bier; and those that bore it stopped; and he said: Young man, I say to thee. Arise.
15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother.
16 And fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying: A great prophet has risen among us; and, God has visited his people.
17 And this saying concerning him went forth into the whole of Judea, and all the region round about.
18 And his disciples told John of all these things.
19 And having called some two of his disciples, John sent to the Lord, saying: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another?
20 And coming to him the men said: John the Baptist has sent us to thee, saying: Art thou he that comes, or look we for another?
21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and scourges and evil spirits, and to many blind he gave to see.
22 And he answered and said to them: Go tell John what things you have seen and heard, that the blind receive sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them;
23 and blessed is he whoever is not offended at me.
24 But when the messengers of John had departed, he began to say to the multitudes concerning John: What went you out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken by the wind?
25 But what went you out to see? a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ houses.
26 But what went you out to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.
27 This is he of whom it is written: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face who shall prepare thy way before thee.
28 I say to you, among those born of women there is no prophet greater than John; but the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
29 And all the people that heard and the publicans justified God, having been baptized with the baptism of John;
30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, not having been baptized by him.
31 To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and to what are they like?
32 They are like children that sit in the market and call one to another, saying: We piped to you and you did not dance, we mourned and you did not lament.
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say: He has a demon.
34 The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and you say: Behold, a man, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
35 And yet wisdom is justified on the part of all her children.
36 And some one of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him; and he went into the house of the Pharisee, and reclined at table.
37 And behold, a woman, who was in the city, a sinner, and had learned that he reclined at table in the house of the Pharisee, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
38 and stood behind at his feet weeping, and began to moisten his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 But the Pharisee that had invited him seeing it, spoke within himself, saying: This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that touches him, that she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus answered and said to him: Simon, I have something to say to thee. He replied: Teacher, say on.
41 A certain creditor had two debtors: the one owed him five hundred denarii, the other, fifty.
42 As they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them then would love him the more?
43 Simon answered and said: I suppose that he to whom he forgave the more. He said to him: Thou hast rightly judged.
44 And turning to the woman, he said to Simon: Seest thou this woman? I entered thy house; water for my feet thou gavest not; but she with her tears has moistened my feet, and with her hair has wiped them.
45 A kiss thou gavest me not; but she from the time I came in has not ceased to kiss my feet.
46 With oil my head thou didst not anoint; but she with ointment has anointed my feet.
47 Wherefore, I say to thee, her sins which are many are forgiven, because she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven, loves little.
48 And he said to her: Thy sins are forgiven.
49 And they that reclined at table began to say within themselves: Who is this that also forgives sins?
50 But he said to the woman: Thy faith has saved thee, go in peace.