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7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people,
he entered into Capernaum.
7:2-10 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was
sick, and ready to die. And when he heard of Emmanuel,
he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching
him that he would come and heal his servant. And when they came to Emmanuel,
they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should
do this. For he loves our nation and he has built us a synagogue. Then
Emmanuel went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the
centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not yourself,
for I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof. Wherefore neither
thought I myself worthy to come unto you, but say in a word and my servant
shall be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, having under
me soldiers and I say unto one, Go and he goes and to another, Come and
he comes and to my servant, Do this and he does it. When Emmanuel heard
these things, he marveled
at him and turned him about and said unto the people that followed him,
I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And
they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that
had been sick.
7:11 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.
7:12 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.
7:13 And when the Lord
saw her, he had compassion on her and said
unto her, Weep not.
7:14 And he came and touched the bier
and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto
7:15 And he that was dead sat up and began to speak. And he delivered
him to his mother.
7:16 And there came a fear on all and they glorified God, saying, That
a great prophet is risen up among us and, That God has visited his people.
7:17-20 And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judaea and
throughout all the region round about. And the disciples of John showed
him of all these things. And John calling unto him two of his disciples
sent them to Emmanuel, saying, Are you he that should come? or look we
for another? When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist has
sent us unto you, saying, Are you he that should come? or look we for another?
7:21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues
and of evil spirits and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
7:22 Then Emmanuel answering said unto them, Go your way and tell John
what things you have seen and heard, how that the blind see, the lame walk,
the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor
the gospel is preached.
7:23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me..(*)
7:24-28 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to
speak unto the people concerning John, What went you out into the wilderness
for to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what went you out for
to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously
apparelled and live delicately, are in kings' courts. But what went you
out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you and much more than a prophet.
This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy
face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 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 he.
7:29 And all the people.(the
common people that is, as the leaders hated him).that
heard him and the publicans,
see how God was in all this and did what was needed at the time),
being baptized with the baptism of John.
7:30 But the Pharisees
and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not
Illustrated New Testament:."The
meaning is, that the mass of the nation and even the publicans,
acknowledged John as a prophet
God by their repentance.
John was rejected only by the Pharisees
and lawyers, who, acting
against themselves, resisted God's gracious designs for their salvation."
7:31,32 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of
this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children
sitting in the marketplace and calling one to another and saying, We have
piped unto you and you have not danced and we have mourned to you and you
have not wept.
7:33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine
and you say, He has a devil.
7:34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking and you say, Behold
a gluttonous man and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
7:36 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.(to
have 'meat' means 'to have food'; Emmanuel was kind and accommodating
to any of mankind but many of the Pharisees, the religious leaders of the
day weren't that way:.Acts
7:37,38 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when
she knew that Emmanuel
sat at meat.(eating
food).in the Pharisee's house,
brought an alabaster
box of ointment and stood at his feet behind him weeping and began to wash
his feet with tears and did wipe them with the hairs of her head and kissed
his feet and anointed them with the ointment.
This dear lady
knew that this man she appreciated so much was always walking on the sandy
roads in sandals, where particles of sand would end up inside his sandals
and be irritating to the feet. So she wanted to do something helpful.
7:39 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 touches him, for she is a sinner.
7:40 And Emmanuel answering.(he
knew what he was thinking but didn't openly speak about).said
unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto you. And he said, Master,
7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors. The one owed
five hundred pence and the other fifty.
7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.
Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave
most. And he said unto him, You have rightly judged.
7:44 And he turned to the woman and said unto Simon, See this woman?
I entered into your house and you gave me no water for my feet. But she
has washed my feet with tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
7:45 You gave me no kiss.(Romans
16:16). But this woman since the time I came in has not
ceased to kiss my feet.
7:46 My head with oil you did not anoint, but this woman has anointed
my feet with ointment..(she
been awakened to the truth of her existence and was showing her thankfulness
because of her attitude, based on what she knew in her heart).I
say unto you, Her sins which are many are forgiven.(she
had a new attitude and because of that she had left her old low consciousness
life of trouble behind), for she loved much.
But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.
Live your life
heart. This woman was so thankful because she had hurt her life so
much in previous years.
7:48,49 And he said unto her, Your sins are forgiven.(or,
you're certainly not missing
the mark anymore). And they that sat at meat with him,
began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgives sins also?
Not that Emmanuel
right then and there forgave any sins, as this woman was awakened to the
fact that she was already forgiven and saved before the universe was formed:.2Timothy
1:9. Since there is no time in the
the past, present and future exist right there. All is present at once
in that realm.
It was this woman's awakening that changed her by causing her to realize
that she was already clean spiritually, created that way, for how could
God, being love, create anything that wasn't pure,
holy and perfect?
Emmanuel was here commenting to the disciples (those who were learning
from Him) about her most thankful attitude, showing that she was a changed
7:50 And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you.(it
was her belief in the truth accompanying
her awakening, which caused a change in her attitude, which truth is explained
in the verses above, from 44); go in peace.