Bible: Luke 7:36-50; 19:1-10
7:36 Now one of the Pharisees 1 asked Jesus 2 to have dinner with him, so 3 he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. 4 7:37 Then 5 when a woman of that town, who was a sinner, learned that Jesus 6 was dining 7 at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar 8 of perfumed oil. 9 7:38 As 10 she stood 11 behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. She 12 wiped them with her hair, 13 kissed 14 them, 15 and anointed 16 them with the perfumed oil. 7:39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, 17 he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, 18 he would know who and what kind of woman 19 this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner.” 7:40 So 20 Jesus answered him, 21 “Simon, I have something to say to you.” He replied, 22 “Say it, Teacher.” 7:41 “A certain creditor 23 had two debtors; one owed him 24 five hundred silver coins, 25 and the other fifty. 7:42 When they could not pay, he canceled 26 the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 7:43 Simon answered, 27 “I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.” 28 Jesus 29 said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 7:44 Then, 30 turning toward the woman, he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house. You gave me no water for my feet, 31 but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 7:45 You gave me no kiss of greeting, 32 but from the time I entered she has not stopped kissing my feet. 7:46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet 33 with perfumed oil. 7:47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; 34 but the one who is forgiven little loves little.” 7:48 Then 35 Jesus 36 said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 37 7:49 But 38 those who were at the table 39 with him began to say among themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 7:50 He 40 said to the woman, “Your faith 41 has saved you; 42 go in peace.”
The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
19:2 He said, “Here, my lords, please turn aside to your servant’s house. Stay the night 3 and wash your feet. Then you can be on your way early in the morning.” 4 “No,” they replied, “we’ll spend the night in the town square.” 5
19:3 But he urged 6 them persistently, so they turned aside with him and entered his house. He prepared a feast for them, including bread baked without yeast, and they ate. 19:4 Before they could lie down to sleep, 7 all the men – both young and old, from every part of the city of Sodom – surrounded the house. 8 19:5 They shouted to Lot, 9 “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex 10 with them!”
19:6 Lot went outside to them, shutting the door behind him. 19:7 He said, “No, my brothers! Don’t act so wickedly! 11 19:8 Look, I have two daughters who have never had sexual relations with 12 a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do to them whatever you please. 13 Only don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection 14 of my roof.” 15
19:9 “Out of our way!” 16 they cried, and “This man came to live here as a foreigner, 17 and now he dares to judge us! 18 We’ll do more harm 19 to you than to them!” They kept 20 pressing in on Lot until they were close enough 21 to break down the door.