Prior Chapter     Next Chapter    Home Page    MP3     Flash

Bible NIV, The Words of Jesus Christ


Chapter 7

{9} "I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel."
{13} "Don't cry."
{14} Young man, I say to you, get up!"
{22} "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
{23} Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me."
{24} "What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind?
{25} If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear expensive clothes and indulge in luxury are in palaces.
{26} But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
{27} This is the one about whom it is written: "'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'
{28} I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."
{31} "To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?
{32} They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: "'We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.'
{33} For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.'
{34} The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners."'

{35} But wisdom is proved right by all her children."
{40} "Simon, I have something to tell you."
{41} "Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
{42} Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?"
{43} "You have judged correctly,"
{44} Jesus said. "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
{45} You did not give me a kiss, but this woman, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing my feet.
{46} You did not put oil on my head, but she has poured perfume on my feet.
{47} Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven--for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little."
{48} "Your sins are forgiven"
{50} "Your faith has saved you; go in peace."