1 After he had finished speaking[1] in the hearing of the people, he entered into[2] Capernaum. 2 A certain centurion’s servant,[3] who was dear[4] to him,[5] was sick and at the point of death.[6] 3 When he[7] heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews,[8] asking him to come and cure[9] his servant.[10] 4 When they came to Jesus, they begged[11] him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy for you to do[12] this for him, 5 for[13] he loves our nation, and he built our synagogue for us.” 6 Jesus went with them. When he was not[14] far from the house, the[15] centurion sent friends to him,[16] saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for[17] you to come[18] under my roof. 7 Therefore[19] I did not even think myself[20] worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant[21] will be healed.[22] 8 For I also am a man placed[23] under authority, having under myself soldiers.[24] I tell[25] this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes; and to my servant,[26] ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”

                    9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled[27] at him, and turned and said to the crowd[28] who followed him, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith, no, not in Israel.”[29] 10 Those who were sent, returning to the house, found that the servant[30] who had been sick was well.[31]

                    11 Soon afterwards,[32] he went to a town[33] called Nain. His[34] disciples, along with a great crowd,[35] went with him. 12 Now when he came near to the gate of the town,[36] behold, a man[37] who had died[38] was carried out, the only son of his mother,[39] and she was a widow. Many people[40] of the town[41] were with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, he had compassion on[42] her, and said to her, “Do not cry.”[43] 14 He came near and touched the coffin,[44] and the bearers stood still.[45] He said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”[46] 15 And the dead man sat up,[47] and began to speak. And he[48] gave him to his mother.

                    16 Fear seized them all,[49] and they glorified[50] God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen[51] among us!” and, “God has visited his[52] people!” 17 This report went out concerning him in the whole of Judea, and in all the surrounding region.[53]

                    18 The disciples of John told him about all these things.[54] 19 John,[55] calling to himself two of his disciples,[56] sent them to the Lord,[57] saying, “Are you the one who is to come,[58] or should we look for another?” 20 When the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptizer[59] has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you he[60] who comes, or should we look for another?’”

                    21 In that hour he cured many of diseases and plagues[61] and evil spirits; and to many who were blind he gave sight.[62] 22 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what[63] you have seen and heard:[64] the blind receive their[65] sight, the[66] lame walk,[67] lepers are cleansed, the[68] deaf hear, the dead are raised up,[69] the poor have good news preached[70] to them. 23 Blessed is he who finds no occasion for stumbling in me.”[71]

                    24 When John’s messengers had departed,[72] he[73] began to speak with the crowds about[74] John, “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dress in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts.[75] 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and[76] more than a prophet. 27 This is he of[77] whom it is written,

                    ‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,

                                    who will prepare your way before you.’[78]

                    28 “For[79] I tell you, among those who are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John,[80] yet he[81] who is least in kingdom of God[82] is greater than he.”

                    29 When all the people and[83] the tax collectors heard this, they declared God to be just,[84] having been baptized with the baptism of John.[85] 30 But the Pharisees and the lawyers[86] rejected the purpose[87] of God for themselves,[88] not having been baptized by him.[89]

                    31[90] “To what then will I compared[91] the people of this generation? What are they like? 32 They are like children who sit in the marketplace, and call to one another, saying,

                    ‘We played the flute for[92] you, and you did not dance.

                    We sang a lament,[93] and you did not weep.’ 33 For John the Baptist[94] 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,[95] a glutton,[96] and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35 Wisdom[97] is justified[98] by all her children.”

                    36 One of the Pharisees asked[99] him to eat with him. He entered into the Pharisee’s house, and reclined[100] at the table. 37 Behold, a woman in the city[101] who was a sinner, when she learned[102] that he was reclining[103] in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster flask[104] of ointment.[105] 38 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.[106] 39 Now when the Pharisee who had[107] invited him saw it, he said[108] to himself, “If this man were a prophet,[109] he[110] would have known who and what[111] kind[112] of woman this is who touches him,[113] that[114] she is a sinner.”

                    40 Jesus answered him, “Simon, I have something to say to[115] you.”

                    He said, “Teacher, say it.”[116]

                    41 “A certain lender[117] had two debtors. One[118] owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay,[119] he forgave the debts of both.[120] Now which of them[121] will love him most?”[122]

                    43 Simon answered, “He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most.”[123]

                    He said to him, “You have judged correctly.”[124] 44 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.[125] 45 You gave me no kiss, but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.[126] 46 You did not anoint my head with oil,[127] but she has anointed my feet with ointment.[128] 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But[129] to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” 48 He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

                    49 Those who were[130] at the table with him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

                    50 He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”


[1] LEB: “all his statements”; ESV: “all his sayings”

[2] ESV: drops “into”

[3] LEB: “slave”; ESV a/w/WEB

[4] LEB: “esteemed”

[5] ESV: “who was highly valued by him”

[6] LEB: “about to die”; ESV a/w/WEB

[7] ESV: “the centurion”

[8] LEB: “Jewish elders”

[9] Replaced WEB “save” with LEB: “cure”; similar to ESV: “heal”

[10] LEB: “slave”

[11] LEB: “imploring”; ESV: “pleaded”

[12] LEB: “that you grant”; ESV: “to have you do this for him”

[13] LEB: “because”; ESV a/w/WEB

[14] LEB: “Now by this time he was not”; ESV drops “now”; implemented ESV replacing WEB “now not”

[15] LEB: adds “and”

[16] ESV: drops “to him”

[17] ESV: “to have”

[18] LEB: “that you should come in”; ESV largely a/w/WEB

[19] LEB: “For this reason”

[20] ESV: “presume”

[21] ESV a/w/WEB

[22] LEB: “must be healed.”; ESV: “let my servant be healed.”

[23] ESV: “set”

[24] LEB: “who has soldiers under me”; ESV: “with soldiers under me”

[25] LEB: “say to”

[26] LEB: “slave”

[27] ESV/LEB a/w/WEB

[28] Replaced “multitude” with ESV/LEB: “crowd”

[29] LEB: “not even in Israel have I found such great faith!”; ESV: “not even in Israel have I found such faith.”

[30] ESV a/w/WEB

[31] LEB: “And when they returned to the house, those who had been sent found the slave healthy.” ESV: “found the servant well”

[32] LEB: “on the next day”

[33] Replaced “city” w/ESV/LEB “town.”

[34] Dropped “Many of” per ESV/LEB.

[35] Replaced “multitude” with ESV/LEB: “crowd”

[36] Replaced “city” with ESV/LEB: “town”

[37] Replaced “one” with ESV/LEB: “a man”

[38] Replaced “was dead” with ESV/LEB: “had died”

[39] LEB: “his mother’s only son”; ESV a/w/WEB

[40] LEB: “a large crowd”; ESV: “considerable crowd”

[41] Replaced “city” w/ESV/LEB: “town”

[42] LEB: “for”; ESV a/w/WEB

[43] ESV: “weep”

[44] ESV/LEB: “bier” – Left with WEB “coffin” for time being – I can hardly pronounce bier and it is not a particularly familiar/popular word.

[45] LEB: “those who were carrying it stopped”; ESV a/w/WEB

[46] LEB: “I say to you, get up!”; ESV: “I say to you, arise.”

[47] Replaced “He who was dead sat up” with ESV/LEB: “And the dead man sat up”

[48] ESV: “Jesus”

[49] Replaced “took hold of them all” w/ESV/LEB: “seized them all”

[50] LEB: “began to glorify”; ESV a/w/WEB

[51] LEB: “appeared”; ESV a/w/WEB

[52] LEB: adds “to help”; ESV a/w/WEB

[53] ESV: “country”

[54] LEB: “And his disciples reported to John about all these things.” Seems less clear than the WEB “The disciples of John told him about all these things.” LEB could refer back to Jesus, making the disciples Jesus’ disciples, WEB is clear that this is John’s disciples. Perhaps original languages do not support such clarity? ESV supports WEB.

[55] “John” should probably be moved into v. 18 per ESV/LEB

[56] LEB: Moves this portion into v. 18 and has, “And summoning a certain two of his disciples, John”; ESV: “calling two of his disciples to him”

[57] Replaced “Jesus” w/ESV/LEB: “the Lord”

[58] Replaced “is coming” with ESV/LEB: “who is to come”

[59] ESV: “John the Baptist”

[60] ESV: Replaces “he” with “the one”

[61] LEB: “suffering”; ESV a/w/WEB

[62] LEB: “and he granted sight to many blind people.”; ESV: “on many who were blind he bestowed sight.”

[63] Replace “the things which” with “what” per ESV.

[64] ESV/LEB: drops “that”; followed suit.

[65] LEB: drops “their”; ESV=WEB

[66] LEB: drops “the”; ESV=WEB

[67] ESVLEB: drops “the”; followed suit.

[68] LEB: drops “the”; ESV=WEB

[69] LEB: drops “up”; ESV=WEB; LEB/ESV drops “and”, followed suit.

[70] LEB: “announced”

[71] LEB: “And whoever is not offended by me is blessed.”; ESV: “blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

[72] ESV: “gone”

[73] ESV: “Jesus”

[74] Replaced “tell the multitudes about” with ESV/LEB: “speak to the crowds concerning”

[75] LEB: “in splendid clothing”, “luxury” “the royal palaces.” Replaced “gorgeously dressed, and live delicately” with ESV: “dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury” ESV has “king’s courts.”

[76] LEB: “even”; WEB: “much”, removed per ESV.

[77] LEB: It is this man about whom”; ESV=WEB

[78] Malachi 3:1.

[79] LEB: drops “For”

[80] Dropped “the Baptizer” per ESV/LEB

[81] ESV: “the one”

[82] Replaced “God’s kingdom” with ESV/LEB: “kingdom of God”

[83] LEB: “even”; ESV similar to WEB

[84] LEB: “affirmed the righteousness of God”; ESV: “declared God just”, drops “be”, very similar to WEB.

[85] Replaced “John’s baptism” with ESV/LEB: “the baptism of John.”

[86] LEB: “legal experts”; ESV=WEB

[87] Rep. “counsel” w/ESV/LEB: “purpose”

[88] Added “for themselves” per ESV/LEB

[89] Replaced “not being baptized by him themselves” w/ESV: “not having been baptized by him” similar to LEB: “because they had not been baptized by him.”

[90] TR adds “But the Lord said”.

[91] Rep “liken” w/ESV/LEB: “compare”

[92] Replaced “piped” w/ESV/LEB: “played the flute for”

[93] Replaced “We mourned” w/LEB: “we sang a lament”; similar to ESV: “we sang a dirge”

[94] Rep “the Baptizer” w/ESV/LEB: “the Baptist”

[95] ESV: “Look at him!”

[96] Replaced “gluttonous man” with ESV “glutton” similar to LEB: “a man who is a glutton”

[97] ESV adds “Yet” before “Wisdom”

[98] LEB: “vindicated”; ESV=WEB

[99] Rep “invited” w/ESV/LEB: “asked”

[100] Rep “sat w/ESV/LEB: “reclined”

[101] LEB: “town”; ESV: “a woman of the city”

[102] Rep “knew” w/ESV/LEB: “learned”

[103] ESV: Adds “at table”

[104] Rep. “jar” w/ESV/LEB: “flask”; though “flask” is not a commonly used word, something more common might be found.

[105] LEB: “perfumed oil”; ESV=WEB

[106] LEB: “perfumed oil”; ESV=WEB

[107] LEB: drops “had”; ESV=WEB

[108] LEB: “spoke”; ESV=WEB

[109] Rep “This man, if he were a prophet” with ESV/LEB: “If this man were a prophet

[110] Added “he” per ESV/LEB.

[111] Rep. “perceived” w/ESV “known”; LEB: “know what kind of”; ESV: “known who and what sort”

[112] ESV: “sort”

[113] ESV: “is touching him”

[114] ESV: “for”

[115] Rep “tell” w/ESV/LEB: “say to”

[116] Rep. “say on” w/ESV/LEB: “say it”

[117] LEB: “creditor”; ESV: “moneylender”

[118] Dropped “one” before “the” per ESV.

[119] LEB: “weren’t able to repay”; ESV=WEB

[120] Rep “them” w/LEB: “the debts of both”; similar to ESV: “the debt of both”

[121] Rep. “Which of them therefore” w/ESV/LEB: “Now which of them”

[122] ESV: “more”

[123] LEB: drop “the” change “most” to “more.” ESV: “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.”

[124] ESV: “rightly”

[125] ESV: “her hair”

[126] LEB: “stopped kissing my feet.”; ESV: “ceased to kiss my feet”

[127] LEB: “olive oil”; ESV=WEB

[128] LEB: “perfumed oil”; ESV=WEB

[129] LEB: adds “the one”; ESV adds “he”

[130] Replaced “sat” w/ESV: “were” similar to LEB: “were reclining”