Bible: Luke 7:36-50

Jesus’ Anointing

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.”

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