THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Luke (Author Luke)

7:1And when he had completed all his words in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

7:2And a certain centurion's bondman who was dear to him was ill and about to die;

7:3and having heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, begging him that he might come and save his bondman.

7:4But they, being come to Jesus, besought him diligently, saying, He is worthy to whom thou shouldest grant this,

7:5for he loves our nation, and himself has built the synagogue for us.

7:6And Jesus went with them. But already, when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent to him friends, saying to him, Lord, do not trouble thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof.

7:7Wherefore neither did I count myself worthy to come to thee. But say by a word and my servant shall be healed.

7:8For *I* also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bondman, Do this, and he does it.

7:9And Jesus hearing this wondered at him, and turning to the crowd following him said, I say to you, Not even in Israel have I found so great faith.

7:10And they who had been sent returning to the house found the bondman, who was ill, in good health.

7:11And it came to pass afterwards he went into a city called Nain, and many of his disciples and a great crowd went with him.

7:12And as he drew near to the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she a widow, and a very considerable crowd of the city was with her.

7:13And the Lord, seeing her, was moved with compassion for her, and said to her, Weep not;

7:14and coming up he touched the bier, and the bearers stopped. And he said, Youth, I say to thee, Wake up.

7:15And the dead sat up and began to speak; and he gave him to his mother.

7:16And fear seized on all, and they glorified God, saying, A great prophet has been raised up amongst us; and God has visited his people.

7:17And this report went out in all Judaea concerning him, and in all the surrounding country.

7:18And the disciples of John brought him word concerning all these things:

7:19and John, having called two of his disciples, sent to Jesus, saying, Art *thou* he that is coming, or are we to wait for another?

7:20But the men having come to him said, John the baptist has sent us to thee, saying, Art *thou* he that is coming, or are we to wait for another?

7:21In that hour he healed many of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and to many blind he granted sight.

7:22And Jesus answering said to them, Go, bring back word to John of what ye have seen and heard: that blind see, lame walk, lepers are cleansed, deaf hear, dead are raised, poor are evangelized;

7:23and blessed is whosoever shall not be offended in me.

7:24And the messengers of John having departed, he began to speak to the crowds concerning John: What went ye out into the wilderness to behold? a reed shaken by the wind?

7:25But what went ye out to see? a man clothed in delicate garments? Behold, those who are in splendid clothing and live luxuriously are in the courts of kings.

7:26But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and what is more excellent than a prophet.

7:27This is he concerning whom it is written, Behold, *I* send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee;

7:28for I say unto you, Among them that are born of women a greater prophet is no one than John the baptist; but he who is a little one in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

7:29(And all the people who heard it, and the tax-gatherers, justified God, having been baptised with the baptism of John;

7:30but the Pharisees and the lawyers rendered null as to themselves the counsel of God, not having been baptised by him.)

7:31To whom therefore shall I liken the men of this generation, and to whom are they like?

7:32They are like children sitting in the market-place, and calling one to another and saying, We have piped to you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

7:33For John the baptist has come neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye say, He has a demon.

7:34The Son of man has come eating and drinking, and ye say, Behold an eater and wine-drinker, a friend of tax-gatherers and sinners;

7:35and wisdom has been justified of all her children.

7:36But one of the Pharisees begged him that he would eat with him. And entering into the house of the Pharisee he took his place at table;

7:37and behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, and knew that he was sitting at meat in the house of the Pharisee, having taken an alabaster box of myrrh,

7:38and standing at his feet behind him weeping, began to wash his feet with tears; and she wiped them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the myrrh.

7:39And the Pharisee who had invited him, seeing it, spoke with himself saying, This person if he were a prophet would have known who and what the woman is who touches him, for she is a sinner.

7:40And Jesus answering said to him, Simon, I have somewhat to say to thee. And he says, Teacher, say it.

7:41There were two debtors of a certain creditor: one owed five hundred denarii and the other fifty;

7:42but as they had nothing to pay, he forgave both of them their debt: say, which of them therefore will love him most?

7:43And Simon answering said, I suppose he to whom he forgave the most. And he said to him, Thou hast rightly judged.

7:44And turning to the woman he said to Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house; thou gavest me not water on my feet, but *she* has washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with her hair.

7:45Thou gavest me not a kiss, but *she* from the time I came in has not ceased kissing my feet.

7:46My head with oil thou didst not anoint, but *she* has anointed my feet with myrrh.

7:47For which cause I say to thee, Her many sins are forgiven; for she loved much; but he to whom little is forgiven loves little.

7:48And he said to her, Thy sins are forgiven.

7:49And they that were with them at table began to say within themselves, Who is this who forgives also sins?

7:50And he said to the woman, Thy faith has saved thee; go in peace.

8:1And it came to pass afterwards that *he* went through the country city by city, and village by village, preaching and announcing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God; and the twelve were with him,

8:2and certain women who had been healed of wicked spirits and infirmities, Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,

8:3and Joanna, wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered to him of their substance.

8:4And a great crowd coming together, and those who were coming to him out of each city, he spoke by parable:

8:5The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the way, and it was trodden under foot, and the birds of the heaven devoured it up;

8:6and other fell upon the rock, and having sprung up, it was dried up because it had not moisture;

8:7and other fell in the midst of the thorns, and the thorns having sprung up with it choked it;

8:8and other fell into the good ground, and having sprung up bore fruit a hundredfold. As he said these things he cried, He that has ears to hear, let him hear.

8:9And his disciples asked him saying, What may this parable be?

8:10And he said, To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God, but to the rest in parables, in order that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand.

8:11But the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

8:12But those by the wayside are those who hear; then comes the devil and takes away the word from their heart that they may not believe and be saved.

8:13But those upon the rock, those who when they hear receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a time, and in time of trial fall away.

8:14But that that fell where the thorns were, these are they who having heard go away and are choked under cares and riches and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

8:15But that in the good ground, these are they who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

8:16And no one having lighted a lamp covers it with a vessel or puts it under a couch, but sets it on a lamp-stand, that they who enter in may see the light.

8:17For there is nothing hid which shall not become manifest, nor secret which shall not be known and come to light.

8:18Take heed therefore how ye hear; for whosoever has, to him shall be given, and whosoever has not, even what he seems to have shall be taken from him.

8:19And his mother and his brethren came to him, and could not get to him because of the crowd.

8:20And it was told him saying, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, wishing to see thee.

8:21But he answering said to them, My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God and do it.

8:22And it came to pass on one of the days, that *he* entered into a ship, himself and his disciples; and he said to them, Let us pass over to the other side of the lake; and they set off from shore.

8:23And as they sailed, he fell asleep; and a sudden squall of wind came down on the lake, and they were filled with water, and were in danger;

8:24and coming to him they woke him up, saying, Master, master, we perish. But he, rising up, rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; and they ceased, and there was a calm.

8:25And he said to them, Where is your faith? And, being afraid, they were astonished, saying to one another, Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?

8:26And they arrived in the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

8:27And as he got out of the ship on the land, a certain man out of the city met him, who had demons a long time, and put on no clothes, and did not abide in a house, but in the tombs.

8:28But seeing Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus Son of the Most High God? I beseech thee torment me not.

8:29For he had commanded the unclean spirit to go out from the man. For very often it had seized him; and he had been bound, kept with chains and fetters; and breaking the bonds he was driven by the demon into the deserts.

8:30And Jesus asked him saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: for many demons had entered into him.

8:31And they besought him that he would not command them to go away into the bottomless pit.

8:32And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain, and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into those; and he suffered them.

8:33And the demons, going out from the man, entered into the swine, and the herd rushed down the precipice into the lake, and were choked.

8:34But they that fed them, seeing what had happened, fled, and told it to the city and to the country.

8:35And they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting, clothed and sensible, at the feet of Jesus. And they were afraid.

8:36And they also who had seen it told them how the possessed man had been healed.

8:37And all the multitude of the surrounding country of the Gadarenes asked him to depart from them, for they were possessed with great fear; and *he*, entering into the ship, returned.

8:38But the man out of whom the demons had gone besought him that he might be with him. But he sent him away, saying,

8:39Return to thine house and relate how great things God has done for thee. And he went away through the whole city, publishing how great things Jesus had done for him.

8:40And it came to pass when Jesus returned, the crowd received him gladly, for they were all expecting him.

8:41And behold, a man came, whose name was Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue, and falling at the feet of Jesus besought him to come to his house,

8:42because he had an only daughter, about twelve years old, and she was dying. And as he went the crowds thronged him.

8:43And a woman who had a flux of blood since twelve years, who, having spent all her living on physicians, could not be cured by any one,

8:44coming up behind, touched the hem of his garment, and immediately her flux of blood stopped.

8:45And Jesus said, Who has touched me? But all denying, Peter and those with him said, Master, the crowds close thee in and press upon thee, and sayest thou, Who has touched me?

8:46And Jesus said, Some one has touched me, for *I* have known that power has gone out from me.

8:47And the woman, seeing that she was not hid, came trembling, and falling down before him declared before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was immediately healed.

8:48And he said to her, Be of good courage, daughter; thy faith has healed thee; go in peace.

8:49While he was yet speaking, comes some one from the ruler of the synagogue, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; do not trouble the teacher.

8:50But Jesus, hearing it, answered him saying, Fear not: only believe, and she shall be made well.

8:51And when he came to the house he suffered no one to go in but Peter and John and James and the father of the child and the mother.

8:52And all were weeping and lamenting her. But he said, Do not weep, for she has not died, but sleeps.

8:53And they derided him, knowing that she had died.

8:54But *he*, having turned them all out and taking hold of her hand, cried saying, Child, arise.

8:55And her spirit returned, and immediately she rose up; and he commanded something to eat to be given to her.

8:56And her parents were amazed; but he enjoined them to tell no one what had happened.

9:1And having called together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all demons, and to heal diseases,

9:2and sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

9:3And he said to them, Take nothing for the way, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor money; nor to have two body-coats apiece.

9:4And into whatsoever house ye enter, there abide and thence go forth.

9:5And as many as may not receive you, going forth from that city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a witness against them.

9:6And going forth they passed through the villages, announcing the glad tidings and healing everywhere.

9:7And Herod the tetrarch heard of all the things which were done by him, and was in perplexity, because it was said by some that John was risen from among the dead,

9:8and by some that Elias had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.

9:9And Herod said, John *I* have beheaded, but who is this of whom I hear such things? and he sought to see him.

9:10And the apostles having returned related to him whatever they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart into a desert place of a city called Bethsaida.

9:11But the crowds knowing it followed him; and he received them and spake to them of the kingdom of God, and cured those that had need of healing.

9:12But the day began to decline, and the twelve came and said to him, Send away the crowd that they may go into the villages around, and into the fields, and lodge and find victuals, for here we are in a desert place.

9:13And he said to them, Give *ye them to eat. And they said, We have not more than five loaves and two fishes, unless *we* should go and buy food for all this people;

9:14for they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies by fifties.

9:15And they did so, and made them all sit down.

9:16And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, looking up to heaven he blessed them, and broke and gave to the disciples to set before the crowd.

9:17And they all ate and were filled; and there was taken up of what had remained over and above to them in fragments twelve hand-baskets.

9:18And it came to pass as he was praying alone, his disciples were with him, and he asked them saying, Who do the crowds say that I am?

9:19But they answering said, John the baptist; but others, Elias; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen again.

9:20And he said to them, But *ye*, who do ye say that I am? And Peter answering said, The Christ of God.

9:21But, earnestly charging them, he enjoined them to say this to no man,

9:22saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and the third day be raised up.

9:23And he said to them all, If any one will come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me;

9:24for whosoever shall desire to save his life shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, *he* shall save it.

9:25For what shall a man profit if he shall have gained the whole world, and have destroyed, or come under the penalty of the loss of himself?

9:26For whosoever shall have been ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of man be ashamed when he shall come in his glory, and in that of the Father, and of the holy angels.

9:27But I say unto you of a truth, There are some of those standing here who shall not taste death until they shall have seen the kingdom of God.

9:28And it came to pass after these words, about eight days, that taking Peter and John and James he went up into a mountain to pray.

9:29And as he prayed the fashion of his countenance became different and his raiment white and effulgent.

9:30And lo, two men talked with him, who were Moses and Elias,

9:31who, appearing in glory, spoke of his departure which he was about to accomplish in Jerusalem.

9:32But Peter and those with him were oppressed with sleep: but having fully awoke up they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him.

9:33And it came to pass as they departed from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what he said.

9:34But as he was saying these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed them, and they feared as they entered into the cloud:

9:35and there was a voice out of the cloud saying, *This* is my beloved Son: hear him.

9:36And as the voice was heard Jesus was found alone: and *they* kept silence, and told no one in those days any of the things they had seen.

9:37And it came to pass on the following day, when they came down from the mountain, a great crowd met him.

9:38And lo, a man from the crowd cried out saying, Teacher, I beseech thee look upon my son, for he is mine only child:

9:39and behold, a spirit takes him, and suddenly he cries out, and it tears him with foaming, and with difficulty departs from him after crushing him.

9:40And I besought thy disciples that they might cast him out, and they could not.

9:41And Jesus answering said, O unbelieving and perverted generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring hither thy son.

9:42But as he was yet coming, the demon tore him and dragged him all together. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child and gave him back to his father.

9:43And all were astonished at the glorious greatness of God. And as all wondered at all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples,

9:44Do *ye* let these words sink into your ears. For the Son of man is about to be delivered into men's hands.

9:45But they understood not this saying, and it was hid from them that they should not perceive it. And they feared to ask him concerning this saying.

9:46And a reasoning came in amongst them, who should be the greatest of them.

9:47And Jesus, seeing the reasoning of their heart, having taken a little child set it by him,

9:48and said to them, Whosoever shall receive this little child in my name receives me, and whosoever shall receive me receives him that sent me. For he who is the least among you all, *he* is great.

9:49And John answering said, Master, we saw some one casting out demons in thy name, and we forbad him, because he follows not with us.

9:50And Jesus said to him, Forbid him not, for he that is not against you is for you.

9:51And it came to pass when the days of his receiving up were fulfilled, that *he* stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem.

9:52And he sent messengers before his face. And having gone they entered into a village of the Samaritans that they might make ready for him.

9:53And they did not receive him, because his face was turned as going to Jerusalem.

9:54And his disciples James and John seeing it said, Lord, wilt thou that we speak that fire come down from heaven and consume them, as also Elias did?

9:55But turning he rebuked them and said, Ye know not of what spirit ye are.

9:56And they went to another village.

9:57And it came to pass as they went in the way, one said to him, I will follow thee wheresoever thou goest, Lord.

9:58And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes and the birds of the heaven roosting-places, but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.

9:59And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me to go first and bury my father.

9:60But Jesus said to him, Suffer the dead to bury their own dead, but do *thou* go and announce the kingdom of God.

9:61And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord, but first allow me to bid adieu to those at my house.

9:62But Jesus said to him, No one having laid his hand on the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.



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