(61) Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman
Luke 7:36-50; 8:1-3
Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to eat with him, so He went into the Pharisee’s house and sat down to eat. And look, a woman from the city, who was a sinner, learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house. So she brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood behind Jesus at His feet, weeping. Then she began to wash His feet with her tears and wipe them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.
Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “This man, if He were a prophet, would have known who and what sort of woman this is who’s touching Him, for she’s a sinner.”
Jesus answered, saying to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”
“Say it, Master,” he said.
“There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they had nothing to repay him with, he frankly forgave them both. So tell me, which one of them will love him more?”
“I suppose the one whom he forgave more,” Simon said.
And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You gave me no water for my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave me no kiss, but this woman, from the time I came in, has not stopped kissing my feet. You did not anoint my head with common oil, but this woman has anointed my feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins -- which are many -- are forgiven, for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”
And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who does this man think He is, forgiving sins?”
And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
And it came to pass, after this, He went throughout every city and village, preaching and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, and certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons; and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward; and Susanna; and many others who provided for Him from their own resources.
(61) Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman
Luke 7:36-50; 8:1-3, KJV
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, 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. 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, and 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. 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 little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 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? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, 2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
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