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Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

1Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He #Matt. 8:5–13entered Capernaum. 2And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die. 3So when he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to Him, pleading with Him to come and heal his servant. 4And when they came to Jesus, they begged Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was deserving, 5“for he loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue.”

6Then Jesus went with them. And when He was already not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying to Him, “Lord, do not trouble Yourself, for I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof. 7Therefore I did not even think myself worthy to come to You. But #Ps. 33:9; 107:20say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8For I also am a man placed under #(Mark 13:34)authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.

9When Jesus heard these things, He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” 10And those who were sent, returning to the house, found the servant well who had been sick.

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Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain

11Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 12And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 13When the Lord saw her, He had #Lam. 3:32; John 11:35; (Heb. 4:15)compassion on her and said to her, #Luke 8:52“Do not weep.” 14Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, #Mark 5:41; Luke 8:54; John 11:43; Acts 9:40; (Rom. 4:17)arise.” 15So he who was dead #Matt. 11:5; Luke 8:55; John 11:44sat up and began to speak. And He #1 Kin. 17:23; 2 Kin. 4:36presented him to his mother.

16#Luke 1:65Then fear came upon all, and they #Luke 5:26glorified God, saying, #Luke 24:19; John 4:19; 6:14; 9:17“A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, #Luke 1:68“God has visited His people.” 17And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.

John the Baptist Sends Messengers to Jesus

18#Matt. 11:2–19Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus, saying, “Are You #(Mic. 5:2; Zech. 9:9; Mal. 3:1–3)the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

20When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’ ” 21And that very hour He cured many of infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.

22#Matt. 11:4Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: #Is. 35:5that the blind #John 9:7see, the lame #Matt. 15:31walk, the lepers are #Luke 17:12–14cleansed, the deaf #Mark 7:37hear, the dead are raised, #(Is. 61:1–3; Luke 4:18)the poor have the gospel preached to them. 23And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

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24#Matt. 11:7When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. 26But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 27This is he of whom it is written:

#Is. 40:3; Mal. 3:1; Matt. 11:10; Mark 1:2‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,

Who will prepare Your way before You.’

28For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a #(Luke 1:15)greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

29And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors justified God, #Matt. 3:5; Luke 3:12having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected #Acts 20:27the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.

31And the Lord said, #Matt. 11:16“To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? 32They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying:

‘We played the flute for you,

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And you did not dance;

We mourned to you,

And you did not weep.’

33For #Matt. 3:1John the Baptist came #(Matt. 3:4); Luke 1:15neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34The Son of Man has come #Luke 15:2eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35#Matt. 11:19But wisdom is justified by all her children.”

A Sinful Woman Forgiven

36#Matt. 26:6; Mark 14:3; John 11:2Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. 37And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. 39Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, #Luke 15:2“This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.”

40And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”

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So he said, “Teacher, say it.”

41“There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred #Matt. 18:28; Mark 6:37denarii, and the other fifty. 42And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”

43Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.”

And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” 44Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no #Gen. 18:4; 19:2; 43:24; Judg. 19:21; 1 Tim. 5:10water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. 45You gave Me no #Rom. 16:16kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. 46#2 Sam. 12:20; Ps. 23:5; Eccl. 9:8; Dan. 10:3You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47#(1 Tim. 1:14)Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”

48Then He said to her, #Matt. 9:2; Mark 2:5“Your sins are forgiven.”

49And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, #Matt. 9:3; (Mark 2:7); Luke 5:21“Who is this who even forgives sins?”

50Then He said to the woman, #Matt. 9:22; Mark 5:34; 10:52; Luke 8:48; 18:42“Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

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FAQs

What is the main message of Luke 7? ›

Luke 7 is the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It tells the records of two great miracles performed by Jesus, his reply to John the Baptist's question, and the anointing by a sinful woman.

Who is the woman in Luke 7? ›

Kathleen Rushton reveals that the woman who anoints Jesus' head in Simon the Pharisee's house in Luke 7:36-8:3 is a different woman from Mary Magdalene or Mary of Bethany, with whom tradition has confused her.

Who is a centurion in the Bible? ›

A centurion (pronounced cen-TU-ri-un) was an officer in the army of ancient Rome. Centurions got their name because they commanded 100 men (centuria = 100 in Latin). Various paths led to becoming a centurion.

What did Jesus say about the centurion's faith? ›

I say to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel." Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.

Who is Nain in the Bible? ›

She is not named in the scriptures but is simply known by the name of her village and by her marital status. Nain was a small farming village at Jesus's time, nestled up against Mount Moreh, which defined the east side of the Jezreel Valley. The town itself was off the beaten path.

What is the meaning of Luke 6? ›

Jesus expands on the theme indicating that loving people who love you is nothing special, instead he challenges his listeners to love those who hate them, and asks his followers to be merciful like the Father. The section also contains what is considered the Golden Rule.

What is the significance of anointing the feet? ›

In this paper I argue that the author of John singled out the feet in his description of the anointing of Jesus because he wanted to portray Jesus as a serving, suffering, and dying Anointed One of the Lord, and because he wanted to emphasize the notion that the lowly ones of God's people also would be anointed with ...

What is an anointed woman? ›

The Anointing of Jesus by Women - YouTube

Who is Lilith the chosen? ›

The Chosen (TV Series 2017– ) - Elizabeth Tabish as Mary Magdalene, Lilith - IMDb.

Who are the Gentiles today? ›

Gentile, person who is not Jewish. The word stems from the Hebrew term goy, which means a “nation,” and was applied both to the Hebrews and to any other nation.

What can we learn from the centurion? ›

The moment he died, Jesus claimed salvation and eternal life for humanity. He achieved victory over sin, death and hell. He won back for humanity what we had lost in the Garden of Eden when our ancestors allowed sin to infect their lives, and ultimately ours. Now Jesus, lifted by the Cross, broke the power of sin.

How do you become a centurion? ›

Centurions had to be literate (to be able to read written orders), have connections (letters of recommendation), be at least 30 years of age, and have already served a few years in the military. They also have had to be able to boost their soldiers' morale.

Why was Jesus amazed by the centurion's faith? ›

The centurion didn't even view himself as worthy enough to go and meet Jesus or make Him walk all the way to his house, instead he humbled himself and trusted Jesus. He believed in who Jesus was, knowing that his faith gave God room to move and heal in big ways.

What is the significance of Nain? ›

In Biblical Names the meaning of the name Nain is: Beauty, pleasantness.

Where is Nain today? ›

Located in the Lower Galilee, 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) south of Nazareth, Nein covers a land area of approximately 1,000 dunams (250 acres) and falls under the jurisdiction of Bustan al-Marj Regional Council, whose headquarters it hosts. Its total land area consisted of 3,737 dunums prior to 1962.

What can we learn from the widow of Nain? ›

Especially when we feel forgotten or overlooked or insignificant, we must remember: Jesus came to the widow in her time of desperate need, and He will come to us as well. Additionally, a second lesson we could gain from our Savior's example is the importance of reaching out to bless others around you.

What was Jesus saying in Luke 6? ›

Then Jesus said to them, "I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?" He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." He did so, and his hand was completely restored.

What are the woes in Luke? ›

The Woes of the Pharisees is a list of criticisms by Jesus against scribes and Pharisees recorded in Luke 11:37–54 and Matthew 23:1–39. Mark 12:35–40 and Luke 20:45–47 also include warnings about scribes.

What is the theme of Luke 8? ›

In this parable, Jesus notes that no-one lights a lamp and then hides it. Verses 16 and 17 point to the future that the word of the Lord would grow 'mightily and prevailed' (Acts 19:20), with verse 18 giving warning to listen to it 'with patient endurance' and discrimination.

What does it mean to anoint someone's feet with oil? ›

let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” To anoint means to apply oil or ointment to a person's head or body. In ancient times this was done for various reasons. Sometimes it was a sign of hospitality or of routine grooming.

What does anointing do in your life? ›

Anointing is the burden removing and yoke breaking power of God. Anointing is what empowers a man or a woman to function supernaturally. Anointing is that which enables you to do supernatural things. The author, under anointing, has packaged the things anointing can make you do and can do for you.

What is the purpose of anointing? ›

Purpose. Anointing served and serves three distinct purposes: it is regarded as a means of health and comfort, as a token of honor, and as a symbol of consecration.

How do I know if I am anointed? ›

You are Anointed

If you have already surrendered your life to Christ and desire to follow Him, believe that you have God's anointing. You may doubt it because you think you are not worthy or capable of doing anything great, but remember that God can do so much through a humble and willing heart.

How do you get anointed by God? ›

How Does One Become Anointed by God? All Christians who are pure of heart and strong of faith are anointed by God. You must practice your faith rigorously, and proclaim God publically to prove that you are not ashamed. If you truly believe in the Lord, then you shall be one of his anointed.

What does anointed mean spiritually? ›

to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil: He anointed the new high priest. to dedicate to the service of God.

Is Lilith Lucifer's wife? ›

Lilith appears in Hazbin Hotel. She is the ex-wife (first wife) of Adam, the first human, wife of Lucifer, queen of hell, and mother of Charlie.

Why was the book of Enoch removed? ›

The Book of Enoch was considered as scripture in the Epistle of Barnabas (4:3) and by many of the early Church Fathers, such as Athenagoras, Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus and Tertullian, who wrote c. 200 that the Book of Enoch had been rejected by the Jews because it contained prophecies pertaining to Christ.

How many fallen angels are there? ›

3 Enoch mentions only three fallen angels called Azazel, Azza and Uzza. Similar to The first Book of Enoch, they taught sorcery on earth, causing corruption.

Who is God's chosen nation? ›

When you hear the phrase, “God's chosen nation,” what comes to mind? If you've read the story of the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament, you know that it tells the story of God's interaction with one particular nation, Israel. The Hebrew Scriptures are full of language about Israel's special status as God's chosen nation.

What's another word for Gentile? ›

What is another word for gentile?
heathenpagan
idolateridolator
unbelieveragnostic
atheistheretic
scepticUKinfidel
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Are Mormons Christians? ›

Contents. Mormons are a religious group that embrace concepts of Christianity as well as revelations made by their founder, Joseph Smith. They primarily belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or LDS, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has more than 16 million members worldwide.

Who was the centurion at the cross? ›

Christian legend has it that Longinus was a blind Roman centurion who thrust the spear into Christ's side at the crucifixion. Some of Jesus's blood fell upon his eyes and he was healed. Upon this miracle Longinus believed in Jesus.

What is centurion mean in English? ›

Definition of centurion

: an officer commanding a Roman century.

How did the Roman centurion show that he understood the authority of God? ›

The centurion showed faith by demonstrating his understanding of how faith operates. The Centurion understood that Jesus was Lord over everything, including sicknesses, so all He had to do was speak a word and his servant would be healed.

What is the modern equivalent of a centurion? ›

The equivalent of the centurions in the modern US army will be sergeants. Centurions were the ones who got things done and provided training to men and supervised them. Each centurion carried a vine stick to show his authority although it was more than just a symbol.

What is the rank of a centurion? ›

Centurions commanded a unit of around 100 soldiers (most typically 80 soldiers) called a century or centuria. Six centuries (centuriae) made a cohort, and ten cohorts made a legion.

What would a centurion wear? ›

A tunic was worn under the armour, which for centurions was either white, off-white, or various shades of red. A cloak (sagulum) could be worn, which was typically blue or green with a yellow border and tied at the front using a brooch or fibula.

What is the theme of Luke 8? ›

In this parable, Jesus notes that no-one lights a lamp and then hides it. Verses 16 and 17 point to the future that the word of the Lord would grow 'mightily and prevailed' (Acts 19:20), with verse 18 giving warning to listen to it 'with patient endurance' and discrimination.

What is the meaning of Luke 22? ›

Luke's wording emphasises that Judas sought to betray Jesus "when no crowd was present", reflecting the chief priests' and scribes' fear that they could not openly arrest Jesus because of his popular support. John 11:45-57 also records the plot to kill Jesus.

Who is the woman with child in Revelation? ›

Interpretation as the Church

"Madonna with Child" as the woman in Revelation 12:1; Rotonda di San Lorenzo, Mantua, Italy, 14th century.

What is Luke 8 about in the Bible? ›

"This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is the word of God. Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved.

Who was Mary Magdalene in the Bible? ›

Mary Magdalene was a disciple of Jesus. According to the Gospel accounts, Jesus cleansed her of seven demons, and she financially aided him in Galilee. She was one of the witnesses of the Crucifixion and burial of Jesus and, famously, was the first person to see him after the Resurrection.

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