Modern Literal Version
[Luke 7]




     {Mat 8:1, 8:5-13 & Luk 7:1-10 Capernaum.}



     7:1 Now since he had fulfilled all his declarations in the ears of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 7:2 Now a certain centurion's bondservant, who was precious to him, being ill, was about to die*. 7:3 Now having heard things concerning Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews; requesting of him, *that he might come and might save his bondservant. 7:4 Now when they came to Jesus, they were pleading with him diligently, saying, He is worthy *that you will be providing this for him; 7:5 for* he loves* our nation and he built us our synagogue.



     7:6 Now Jesus was traveling together with them. Now already, when* he was not far distant from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord, do not be bothered; for* I am not sufficient that* you should enter under my roof. 7:7 Hence, not even I myself deemed it worthy to come to you, but say it with a word, and my young-servant will be healed. 7:8 For* I am also a man appointed under authority, having soldiers under myself, and I say to this one, Travel and he travels, and to another, Come and he comes, and to my bondservant, Do this and he does it.



     7:9 Now having heard these things, Jesus marveled at him and turned and said to the crowd who followed him, I say to youĎ, Not even in Israel, have I found so-great a faith.7:10 And those who were sent, having returned to the house, found the sick bondservant healthy.




     {Luk 7:11-17 At Nain in Galilee; no parallel.}



     7:11 And it happened on the next day, that he was traveling to a city called Nain, and his considerable number of disciples and a large crowd was traveling together with him. 7:12 Now as he drew near to the gate of the city, behold also, one who had died, was being entombed, the only begotten son of his mother and she was a widow and a considerable crowd from the citywas together with her. 7:13 And the Lord, having seen her, had compassion upon her and said to her, Do not weep.7:14 And he came near and touched the funeral bier, and those bearing itstopped. Now he said, Young-man, I say to you, Arise.



     7:15 And he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And he gave him to his mother. 7:16 Now fear took all and they were glorifying God, saying, A great prophet has arisen among us, and that God has visited his people. 7:17 And this word went forth concerning him in the whole region of Judea, and in all the region around.




     {Mat 11:2-30 & Luk 7:18-35 Galilee.}



     7:18 And the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 7:19 And John, having called to him a certain two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Are you he who is coming or are we expecting another?



     7:20 Now when* the men came to him, they said, John the Immerser* has sent us to you, saying, Are you he who is coming or are we expecting another? 7:21 He healed many of diseases and disorders and evil spirits in the same hour, and he granted to many of the blind to see.



     7:22 And Jesus answered and said to them, When* youĎ have traveled back, reportĎ to John the things which youĎ have seen and heard; that the blind recover their sight, the lame are walking, the lepers are cleansed and the mute hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good-news proclaimed to them.7:23And the fortunate one is whoever is not offended in me.




     7:24 Now when* the messengers of John went away, he began to say to the crowds concerning John, What have youĎ come out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?7:25But what have youĎ come out to see? A man having been dressed-up in soft garments? Behold, those who are in glorious garments and being* in splendor, are in the royal courts. 7:26But what have youĎ come out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to youĎ, And more-than a prophet.7:27This is he concerning whom it has been written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will be preparing your way before you.{Mal 3:1}7:28For* I say to youĎ, Among those born of women there is no prophet greater than John the Immerser*; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.7:29 And all the people and the tax collectors, having heard this, having been immersed* in the immersion* of John, made righteous by God. 7:30 But the Pharisees and the professors of the law rejected the plan of God *for themselves, having not been immersed* by him. 7:31 Therefore to what shall be similar to the men of this generation, and to what are they similar? 7:32They are similar to children who are sitting in the marketplace and are shouting to one another and saying, We piped to youĎ and youĎ did not dance; we mourned for youĎ and youĎdid not weep.7:33For* John the Immerser* has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and youĎ say, He has a demon.7:34The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and youĎ say, Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners! 7:35And wisdom was made righteous from all her children.




     {Luk 7:36-50 Galilee; no parallel.}



     7:36 Now someone from the Pharisees asked him, in order that he might eat with him. And having entered into the Pharisee's house, he reclined at a meal.7:37 And behold, a woman who was in the city, who was a sinner, when* she recognized that he is reclining at a meal in the Pharisee's house, she fetched an alabaster flask of perfume, 7:38 and standing beside his feet behind him, weeping, she began to rain on his feet with her tears and was wiping them with the hairs of her head and was kissing his feet, and was anointing them with the perfume. 7:39 Now when* the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he spoke in himself, saying, This one, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.



     7:40 And Jesus answered and said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you.



     But he says, Teacher, say it.



     7:41There was two debtors to a lender: a certain one was owingfive hundred denarii and theother fifty. 7:42 But when* they did not have anything to repay him with, he forgave* them both. Therefore, tell me which of them will love* him most?



     7:43 But Simon answered and said, I am taking it as, he to whom he forgave* the most.



     But he said to him, You have judged correctly.



     7:44 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 she has rained on my feet with her tears and wiped them with the hairs of her head.7:45You gave me no kiss, but, from the time I came in she has continually kissed my feet.7:46You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with perfume. 7:47Because of which, I say to you, Her sins, which are many, have been forgiven, because she loved* much, but to whom few is forgiven, the same loves* few. 7:48 Now he said to her, Your sins have been forgiven.



     7:49 And those who reclined at the meal together with him began to speak among themselves, Who is this one, who forgives even sins?



     7:50 But he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you. Travel in peace.





Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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