Chapter 7
After she had finished speaking in the hearing of the people, she entered into Capernaum.
A certain centurion's servant, who was dear to her, was sick and at the point of death.
When she heard about Jesus, she sent to her elders of the Jews, asking her to come and save her servant.
When they came to Jesus, they begged her earnestly, saying, "She is worthy for you to do this for her,
for she loves our nation, and she built our synagogue for us."
Jesus went with them. When she was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to her, saying to her, "Domina, don't trouble yourself, for I am not worthy for you to come under my roof.
Therefore I didn't even think myself worthy to come to you; but say the word, and my servant will be healed.
For I also am a woman placed under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, 'Go!' and she goes; and to another, 'Come!' and she comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and she does it."
When Jesus heard these things, she marveled at her, and turned and said to the multitude who followed her, "I tell you, I have not found such great faith, no, not in Israel."
Those who were sent, returning to the house, found that the servant who had been sick was well.
It happened soon afterwards, that she went to a city called Nain. Many of her disciples, along with a great multitude, went with her.
Now when she drew near to the gate of the city, behold, one who was dead was carried out, the only daughter of her father, and he was a widower. Many people of the city were with him.
When the Domina saw him, she had compassion on him, and said to him, "Don't cry."
She came near and touched the coffin, and the bearers stood still. She said, "Young woman, I tell you, arise!"
She who was dead sat up, and began to speak. And she gave her to her father.
Fear took hold of all, and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophetess has arisen among us!" and, "God has visited her people!"
This report went out concerning her in the whole of Judea, and in all the surrounding region.
The disciples of Johanna told her about all these things.
Johanna, calling to herself two of her disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, "Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for another?"
When the women had come to her, they said, "Johanna the Baptizer has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you she who comes, or should we look for another?'"
In that hour she cured many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits; and to many who were blind she gave sight.
Jesus answered them, "Go and tell Johanna the things which you have seen and heard: that the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them.
Blessed is she who is not offended by me."
When Johanna's messengers had departed, she began to tell the multitudes about Johanna, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?
But what did you go out to see? A woman clothed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are gorgeously dressed, and live delicately, are in queens' courts.
But what did you go out to see? A prophetess? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophetess.
This is she of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.'
"For I tell you, among those who are born of men there is not a greater prophetess than Johanna the Baptizer, yet she who is least in the Kingdom of God is greater than she."
When all the people and the tax collectors heard this, they declared God to be just, having been baptized with Johanna's baptism.
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the counsel of God, not being baptized by her themselves.
But the Domina said, "To what then will I liken the people of this generation? What are they like?
They are like children who sit in the marketplace, and call one to another, saying, 'We piped to you, and you didn't dance. We mourned, and you didn't weep.'
For Johanna the Baptizer came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'She has a demon.'
The Daughter of Woman has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Behold, a gluttonous woman, and a drunkard; a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'
Wisdom is justified by all his children."
One of the Pharisees invited her to eat with her. She entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat at the table.
Behold, a man in the city who was a sinner, when he knew that she was reclining in the Pharisee's house, he brought an alabaster jar of ointment.
Standing behind at her feet weeping, he began to wet her feet with his tears, and he wiped them with the hair of his head, kissed her feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
Now when the Pharisee who had invited her saw it, she said to herself, "This woman, if she were a prophetess, would have perceived who and what kind of man this is who touches her, that he is a sinner."
Jesus answered her, "Simona, I have something to tell you." She said, "Teacher, say on."
"A certain lender had two debtors. The one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
When they couldn't pay, she forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love her most?"
Simona answered, "She, I suppose, to whom she forgave the most." She said to her, "You have judged correctly."
Turning to the man, she said to Simona, "Do you see this man? I entered into your house, and you gave me no water for my feet, but he has wet my feet with his tears, and wiped them with the hair of his head.
You gave me no kiss, but he, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss my feet.
You didn't anoint my head with oil, but he has anointed my feet with ointment.
Therefore I tell you, his sins, which are many, are forgiven, for he loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."
She said to him, "Your sins are forgiven."
Those who sat at the table with her began to say to themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"
She said to the man, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."