The Bible in Its Traditions

Luke 7:36–50

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36  Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And entering into the Pharisee's house, He reclined [to eat].

36  And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he entered into the Pharisee`s house, and sat down to meat.

36  Then certain Pharisees petitioned him, so that they might eat with him. And he went into the house of the Pharisee, and he reclined at table.

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37  And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she found out that He was reclining in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of perfume,

37  Now there was in that city a woman who was a sinner; and when she knew that he was a guest in the PhariseeÆs house, she took an alabaster cruse of perfume,

37  And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,

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38  and standing by His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and was wiping [them] with the hair of her head; and she was kissing His feet and anointing [them] with the perfume.

38  and standing behind at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

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39  Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke within himself, saying, "This [Man], if He were a prophet, would know who and what sort of woman [this is] who touches Him, for she is a sinner."

39  Then the Pharisee, who had invited him, upon seeing this, spoke within himself, saying, “This man, if he were a prophet, would certainly know who and what kind of woman is this, who is touching him: that she is a sinner.”

39  When the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he reasoned in himself and said, If this man were a prophet, he would have known who she was and her reputation; for the woman who has touched him is a sinner.

40  And Jesus answered and said to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you."And he said, "Teacher, say it."

40  And in response, Jesus said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Speak, Teacher.”

40  Jesus answered and said to him, Simon, I have something to tell you. He said to him, Say it, teacher. Jesus said to him,

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41  There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other [owed ]fifty.

41  A certain lender had two debtors: the one owed five hundred shillings, and the other fifty.

41  There were two men who were debtors to a creditor; one of them owed him five hundred pence, and the other one fifty pence.

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42  And when they had nothing with which to pay back, he freely forgave them both. Tell [Me], therefore, which of them will love him more?"

42  When they had not [wherewith] to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them therefore will love him most?

42  And because they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which one of them will love him more?

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43  Simon answered and said, "I suppose [it is the one] to whom he forgave more."And He said to him, "You have judged correctly."

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44  And turning to the woman, He said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I entered into your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but this [woman] has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head.

44  And he turned to the woman, and said to Simon, Do you see this woman? 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.

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45  You gave Me no kiss, but this [woman] has not stopped kissing My feet since the time I came in.

45  Thou gavest me no kiss: but she, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

45  You did not kiss me; but she, since she entered, has not ceased to kiss my feet.

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46  You did not anoint My head with oil, but this [woman] has anointed My feet with perfume.

46  My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but she hath anointed my feet with ointment.

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47  For which reason I say to you, her many sins have been forgiven, because she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little."

47  Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, [the same] loveth little.

47  Because of this, I tell you: many sins are forgiven her, because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven less, loves less.”

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48  Then He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

48  And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

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49  And those who were reclining at the table with Him began to say within themselves, "Who is this who even forgives sins?"

49  And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins?

49  Then the guests began to say within themselves, Who is this man, who forgives even sins?

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

50  And he said unto the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

50  Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.