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8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say


you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

11 | And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain ; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

13 And when the Lord saw her, he had 'compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

14 And he came and touched the bier :9 and
they that bare him stood still. And he said,
Young man, I say unto thee, * Arise.

15 And he that was "dead sat up, and began
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* JUDGES, X. 16: His soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

8 LUKE, viii. 54: And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. JOHN, xi. 43: And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. Acts, ix. 40: Tabitha, arise. Rom. iv, 17: God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

h 2 Kings, iv. 32, &c: And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed, &c. do. xiii. 21: And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood upon

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26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, *I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist : but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than be.

29 And all the people that heard him, and the Publicans, "justified God, being 'baptized with the baptism of John.

30 But the Pharisees and Lawyers 13 rejected" the 'counsel of God against themselves, is being not baptized of him.

13 Scribes. Co. We. 14 frustrated. A.V. 15 within themselves, A.V. to show the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.

LUKE, i. 76: And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways.

w Mal, iii. 1: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall


way before me. LUKE, i. 15-17: For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready a people prepared for

*Ps. li. 4: That thou mightest be justified when thou speak-
est, and be clear when thou judgest. Rom. jii. 4: God for-

let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written,
That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest
overcome when thou art judged.
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. 5: Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Ju.
dæa, and all the region round about Jordan. LUKE, iii. 12:
Then came also Publicans to be baptised, and said unto him,

2 Acts, xx. 27: I have not shunned to declare unto you'all the counsel of God.

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: 31 9 And the Lord said, "Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation ? and to what are they like?

32 They are like unto children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to other, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

33 For "John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine ; and ye say, He hath a devil.

34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and á winebibber, a friend of Publicans and sinners !

35 "But wisdom is justified of all her children.

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

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

38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, a MAT. xi. 16.

b MAT. iii. 4: The same John had his raiment of camel's hair-his meat was locusts and wild honey. Mark, i. 6: He did eat locusts and wild honey. LUKE, i. 15: For he-shall drink neither wine nor strong drink.

c Ver. 36, JOHN, ii, 2: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. do. xii. 2: There they made him a supper, and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

Mat. xi. 19: The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a a friend of Publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

e See on MAT. xxvi. 6.

'Ver. 34, LUKE, v. 32 : I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 1 Tim. i. 15: This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

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and began to wash 16 his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head," and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, 'This man,

if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him : for she is a sinner. 40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon

, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred

pence, the other fifty. 42 And when they had "nothing to pay,

he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most ?

43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly "judged.

16 and she stood behind, beside his feet, and began to moist, &c. Wi. 12 tresses of her hair. Dod.

18 See Mat. xviii. 28. A. V. $ Luke, xv. 2: This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. Joan, ix. 24: Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the

praise: we know that this man is a sinner.

* Rom. iii. 23 : All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. do. v. 6: For when we were yet without strength

, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Eph.ii. 1: You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses

and sins. Hos. xiv. 2: Take with you words, and turn to the LORD; say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously

. Rom. ii. 24: Beingjustified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ.

Ps. cxvi. 16, 18: 0 Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people. 1 Cor. xv. 9: For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an

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44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

45 Thou gavest me no kiss : but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss

my feet.


46 My head with 'oil thou didst not anoint : but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee,

* Her sins, which are many, are forgiven ; for she loved much : but to whom little19 is forgiven, the same loveth little.20

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

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

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cause I persecuted the church of God. 2 Cor. v. 14: For the love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead. 1 Tim. i. 13–16: Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting:

Ps. xxiii. 5: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

m See on Ver. 43. n Mat. ix. 2: And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed, and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. MARK, ii. 5: When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. Mat. ix. 3: Behold, certain of the Scribes said within them.


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