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A Harmony of the Gospels for Students of the Life

Thou gavest me no kiss but she


were done, because they repented

not. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the [1]mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would 22 have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Howbeit I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of 23 judgement, than for you [_see Isa. 14:13-15_]. And thou, Capernaum, shalt thou be exalted unto heaven? thou shalt [2]go down unto Hades: for if the [1]mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in thee, it would have remained until this day. 24 Howbeit I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgement, than for thee [_see Gen. 19:24_]. 25 At that season Jesus answered and said, I [3]thank thee, O Father [_see John 3:35; 17:2_], Lord of heaven and earth, that thou didst hide these things from the wise and understanding, and didst 26 reveal them unto babes: yea, Father, [4]for so it was 27 well-pleasing in thy sight. All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the 28 Son willeth to reveal _him_. Come unto me, all ye that labour and 29 are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke[a] upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye 30 shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light
[_see Jer. 6:16; Sirach 51:23_].

[Footnote 1: Gr. _powers_.]

[Footnote 2: Many ancient authorities read _be brought down_.]

[Footnote 3: Or, _praise_.]

[Footnote 4: Or, _that_.]

[Footnote a: Rabbinical figure for going to school. Jesus thus definitely pictures himself as the expert on God in a Johannean passage (_cf._ Luke 10:21-24). He conceives himself as the Teacher who alone is able to interpret the Father.]

Sect. 59. THE ANOINTING[a] OF CHRIST'S FEET BY A SINFUL WOMAN IN THE HOUSE OF SIMON A PHARISEE. THE PARABLE OF THE TWO DEBTORS

Galilee

Luke 7:36-50

36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he entered into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. 37 And behold, a woman which was in the city, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the Pharisee's house, she 38 brought [1]an alabaster cruse of ointment, and standing behind at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head, and [2]kissed his feet, and 39 anointed them with the ointment. Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were [3]a prophet, would have perceived who and what manner of 40 woman this is which toucheth him, that she is a sinner. And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. 41 And he saith, [4]Master, say on. A certain lender had two debtors: 42 the one owed five hundred [5]pence, and the other fifty. When they had not _wherewith_ to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them 43 therefore will love him most? Simon answered and said, He, I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And he said unto him, Thou 44 hast rightly judged. And turning to the woman, he said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath wetted my feet with her tears, 45 and wiped them with her hair. Thou gavest me no kiss: but she, 46 since the time I came in, hath not ceased to [6]kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but she hath anointed my feet 47 with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is 48 forgiven, _the same_ loveth little. And he said unto her, Thy sins 49 are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say 50 [7]within themselves, Who is this that even forgiveth sins? And he said unto the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.


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