Luka 7 – לוקא ז


1When He had finished all of these words in the hearing of the people, Yeshua entered K’far Nakhum.  2Now the servant of a centurion was seriously sick, one who was very dear to him; and he was near death.  3And when he heard about Yeshua, he sent to him elders of the Yehudim, and besought Him to come and heal his servant.  4When they came to Yeshua, they begged him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have this done for him; 5for he loves our people, and has even built us a Beit K’nesset.”  6Yeshua went with them. And when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent some of his friends to Him, and said, “My Adon, do not trouble yourself;  for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof;  7that  is why I was not worthy to come to you; but just say a word and my servant will be healed.  8For I am also a man under authority, and there are soldiers under my command; 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.”  9When Yeshua heard these things, He was amazed at him, and He turned and said to the people who followed him, “I say to you, not even in Yisra’el have I found such Emunah as this.”  10So those who were sent returned to the house, and found the servant who was sick, healed.

11And it came to pass on the next day He was going to a city called Nayn; and His Talmidim were with Him, and many people.  12And when they came near the gate of the city, He saw a dead man being carried out, who was the only son of his mother, and his mother was a widow; and many people of the city were with her.  13When Yeshua saw her, He had mercy on her, and said to her, “Weep not.”  14Then He went and touched the coffin, and those who carried it stood still. And He said, “Young man, I tell you, arise.”  15And the dead man sat up and began to speak. And He gave him to his mother.  16And all men were seized with fear; and they praised Elohim, saying, “A great Navi is risen among us, and Elohim has visited His people.”  17And this word about Him went out through all Yehudah, and through the country around them.  18And Yokhanan’s Talmidim told him all these things.

19So Yokhanan called two of his Talmidim and sent them to Yeshua, and said, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to expect another?”  20And they came to Yeshua and said to Him, “Yokhanan HaMatbil has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to expect another?’”  21In that very hour He healed a great many people of their diseases and plagues, and of evil spirits; and He gave sight to many blind men.  22So Yeshua answered, saying to them, “Go and tell Yokhanan everything that you have seen and heard, that the blind see, and the lame walk, and lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead rise up, and the poor are given hope.  23And happy is he who does not stumble on account of me.”  24When Yokhanan’s talmidim had gone, Yeshua began to speak to the people concerning Yokhanan. “What did you go out to the wilderness to see? A reed which is shaken by the wind?  25If not so, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Behold, those who wear fine clothes and live delicately are in kings’ houses.  26And if not so, what did you go out to see? A navi? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a navi.  27This is he of whom it is written, ‘Behold, I send my messenger before you to prepare the way before you.’  28I say to you that there is no navi among those who are born of women who is greater than Yokhanan HaMatbil; and yet even the least person in Malkhut HaElohim is greater than he.”  29And all the people who heard it, even the tax collectors, justified themselves before Elohim, for they were immersed with the immersion of Yokhanan.  30But the P’rushim and the Sofrim rejected the will of Elohim in themselves, because they were not immersed by him.  31“To whom, therefore, shall I liken the men of this nation, and to what are they like?  32They are like boys who sit in the street, and call to their friends and say, ‘We have sung to you but you did not dance; and we have wailed to you and you did not weep.’  33For Yokhanan HaMatbil came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and you say ‘He is insane.’  34Ben HaAdam came, eating and drinking; and you say, ‘Behold, a glutton and a winebibber, and a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’  35And yet wisdom is justified by all its works.”  

36Then one of the P’rushim came and asked Him to eat with him. And He entered the house of that Parush and reclined as a guest.  37Now there was in that city a woman who was a sinner; and when she knew that He was a guest in the Parush’s house, she took an alabaster cruse of perfume, 38and stood behind Him at his feet, weeping, and she began to wet His feet with her tears and to wipe them with the hair of her head, and she kissed His feet and anointed them with perfume.  39When the Parush who had invited Him saw it, he reasoned in himself and said, “If this man were a navi, He would have known who she is and her reputation; for the woman who has touched Him is a sinner.”   40Yeshua  answered,  saying  to him, “Shimon, I have something to tell you.”  He said to him, “Say it, Rabbi.” Yeshua said to him, 41“There were two men who were debtors to a certain creditor; one of them owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty denarii.  42And because they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which one of them will love him more?”  43Shimon answered, saying, “I think the one to whom he forgave more.” Yeshua said to him, “You have judged truly.”  44And He turned to the woman, and said to Shimon, “Do you see this woman? When I entered your house, you did not give me even water for my feet; but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.  45You did not kiss me; but she, since she entered, has not ceased to kiss my feet.  46You did not anoint my head with oil; but she has anointed my feet with perfume.  47For this reason I say to you, her many sins are forgiven, so she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven, loves little.”  48And He said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.”  49Then the guests began to say within themselves, “Who is this man who forgives even sins?”  50So Yeshua said to the woman, “Your Emunah has brought you life; go in shalom.”

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