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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Luke 7

Introduction

1Christ finds a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile than in any of the Jews;
10heals his servant, being absent;
11raises from death the widow's son at Nain;
18answers John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles;
24testifies to the people what opinion he held of John;
31inveighs against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won;
36and suffering his feet to be washed and anointed by a woman who was a sinner, he shows how he is a friend to sinners, to forgive them their sins, upon their repentance.

Verse 1

Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.
when
Matthew 7:28,29
he entered
Matthew 8:5-13
Reciprocal: Luke 10:15 - Capernaum

Verse 2

And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
centurion's
23:47; Matthew 27:54; Acts 10:1; 22:26; 23:17; 27:1,3,43
who
Genesis 24:2-14,27,35-49; 35:8; 39:4-6; 2 Kings 5:2,3; Job 31:5; Proverbs 29:21; Acts 10:7; Colossians 3:22-25; 4:1
was sick
8:42; John 4:46,47; 11:2,3
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:3 - he shall tell;  Matthew 8:5 - a centurion;  Matthew 9:18 - My daughter;  Mark 3:10 - as many;  Mark 5:23 - besought;  Luke 10:15 - Capernaum;  1 Thessalonians 2:8 - dear

Verses 2-10

And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
centurion's
23:47; Matthew 27:54; Acts 10:1; 22:26; 23:17; 27:1,3,43
who
Genesis 24:2-14,27,35-49; 35:8; 39:4-6; 2 Kings 5:2,3; Job 31:5; Proverbs 29:21; Acts 10:7; Colossians 3:22-25; 4:1
was sick
8:42; John 4:46,47; 11:2,3

Verse 3

And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant.
8:41; 9:38; Matthew 8:5; John 4:47; Philemon 1:10
Reciprocal: Genesis 23:8 - entreat;  1 Kings 14:3 - he shall tell;  Mark 5:23 - besought;  Luke 4:38 - they;  1 Thessalonians 5:13 - and be;  James 5:16 - Confess

Verse 4

And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
worthy
6,7; 20:35; Matthew 10:11,13,37,38; Revelation 3:4
Reciprocal: Genesis 23:8 - entreat;  Luke 4:38 - they;  Acts 10:2 - which;  Acts 10:22 - of good;  2 Timothy 4:2 - be;  James 5:16 - Confess

Verse 5

For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.
he loveth
1 Kings 5:1; 2 Chronicles 2:11,12; Galatians 5:6; 1 John 3:14; 5:1-3
and
1 Chronicles 29:3-9; Ezra 7:27,28; 1 John 3:18,19
Reciprocal: Acts 10:2 - which;  Acts 10:22 - of good

Verse 6

Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:
Jesus
Matthew 20:28; Mark 5:24; Acts 10:38
trouble
8:49
for
4; 5:8; 15:19-21; Genesis 32:10; Proverbs 29:23; Matthew 3:11; 5:26,27; James 4:6,10
Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:45 - Unclean;  Ruth 2:10 - seeing;  2 Kings 5:21 - he lighted;  Isaiah 56:3 - The Lord hath;  Matthew 8:7 - I will;  Matthew 8:8 - I am;  Matthew 15:27 - Truth;  Mark 1:7 - GeneralMark 5:35 - why;  Mark 7:28 - yet;  Luke 11:7 - Trouble;  Luke 18:13 - standing;  John 4:47 - that he;  John 11:21 - if;  Romans 7:14 - but

Verse 7

Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
but
4:36; 5:13; Exodus 15:26; Deuteronomy 32:39; 1 Samuel 2:6; Psalms 33:9; 107:20; Mark 1:27
Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:45 - Unclean;  Ruth 2:10 - seeing;  2 Kings 5:21 - he lighted;  Matthew 3:11 - whose;  Matthew 8:8 - I am;  Matthew 15:27 - Truth;  Mark 1:7 - GeneralMark 5:35 - why;  Luke 1:43 - whence;  Luke 7:4 - worthy;  Luke 15:19 - no;  Luke 18:13 - standing

Verse 8

For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
under
Acts 22:25,26; 23:17,23,26; 24:23; 25:26
one
Gr. this man. and he goeth.
Acts 10:7,8; Colossians 3:22; 1 Timothy 6:1,2
Reciprocal: Matthew 8:9 - Go;  Acts 13:48 - ordained;  Acts 23:31 - as

Verse 9

When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
he marvelled
Matthew 8:10; 15:28
not in
Psalms 147:19,20; Matthew 9:33; Romans 3:1-3; 9:4,5
Reciprocal: John 1:50 - Because

Verse 10

And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.
Matthew 8:13; 15:28; Mark 9:23; John 4:50-53
Reciprocal: Acts 10:38 - who

Verse 11

And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
he went
Acts 10:38

Verse 12

Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
the only
8:42; Genesis 22:2,12; 2 Samuel 14:7; 1 Kings 17:9,12,18,23; 2 Kings 4:16,20; Zechariah 12:10
a widow
Job 29:13; Acts 9:39,41; 1 Timothy 5:4,5; James 1:27
and much
8:52; John 11:19
Reciprocal: Genesis 44:20 - he alone;  Leviticus 10:4 - carry;  Judges 11:34 - neither;  Ruth 1:5 - and the woman;  Psalm 88:10 - shall;  Ecclesiastes 7:4 - heart;  Isaiah 47:9 - these two;  Jeremiah 6:26 - make thee;  Amos 8:10 - as the;  Mark 1:41 - moved;  Mark 5:23 - besought;  Luke 9:38 - look;  1 Timothy 5:3 - widows;  Hebrews 11:35 - Women

Verse 13

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
he
Judges 10:16; Psalms 86:5,15; 103:13; Isaiah 63:9; Jeremiah 31:20; Lamentations 3:32,33; Mark 8:2; John 11:33-35; Hebrews 2:17; 4:15
Weep not
8:52; Jeremiah 31:15,16; John 20:13,15; 1 Corinthians 7:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:13
Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 7:4 - heart;  Isaiah 47:9 - these two;  Amos 8:10 - as the;  Matthew 14:14 - and was;  Matthew 15:32 - Jesus;  Matthew 20:34 - Jesus;  Mark 1:41 - moved;  Mark 9:22 - have;  Luke 10:33 - he had;  John 11:21 - if;  Acts 20:10 - Trouble;  Revelation 5:5 - Weep

Verse 14

And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
bier
or, coffin. Young.
8:54,55; 1 Kings 17:21; Job 14:12,14; Psalms 33:9; Isaiah 26:19; Ezekiel 37:3-10; John 5:21,25,28,29; 11:25,43,44; Acts 9:40,41; Romans 4:17; Ephesians 5:12
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 3:31 - bier;  2 Kings 4:35 - and the child opened;  Matthew 8:3 - I will;  Matthew 11:5 - the dead;  Mark 5:41 - Damsel;  Mark 7:34 - Be opened;  Luke 5:24 - I say;  Luke 7:17 - GeneralLuke 7:22 - the dead;  Acts 14:10 - Stand

Verse 15

And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
1 Kings 17:23,24; 2 Kings 4:32-37; 13:21
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:35 - and the child opened;  2 Kings 4:36 - Take up;  2 Kings 6:7 - Take it up;  Mark 5:41 - Damsel;  Luke 7:22 - the dead;  Luke 8:54 - Maid;  Luke 9:42 - and delivered;  John 5:21 - even;  John 11:43 - Lazarus;  John 11:44 - Loose;  Acts 9:41 - widows

Verse 16

And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.
a fear
1:65; 5:8,26; 8:37; Jeremiah 33:9; Matthew 28:8; Acts 5:5,11-13
they
2:20; Matthew 9:8; 15:31; Galatians 1:24
a great
39; 9:19; 24:19; John 1:21,25; 4:19; 6:14; 7:40,41; 9:17; Acts 3:22,23; Acts 7:37
God
1:68; 19:44; Exodus 4:31; Psalms 65:9; 106:4,5
Reciprocal: Exodus 13:19 - God;  Zephaniah 2:7 - shall visit;  Matthew 21:11 - This;  Matthew 21:46 - because;  Mark 2:12 - insomuch;  Mark 6:15 - a prophet;  Luke 19:37 - the whole;  John 7:12 - some;  John 7:39 - Of;  Acts 2:43 - fear;  Acts 13:12 - when;  Acts 19:17 - and fear;  Hebrews 2:6 - visitest;  James 1:23 - General

Verse 17

And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
14; Matthew 4:24; 9:31; Mark 1:28; 6:14

Verse 18

And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things.
Matthew 11:2-6; John 3:26

Verse 19

And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
John
When we remember the Baptist's solemn testimony to Christ, the sign from heaven, and the miraculous impulse which made him acknowledge Jesus the Messiah, we shall be constrained to think that he sent to Christ, not for his own satisfaction, but for that of his disciples.
two
10:1; Joshua 2:1; Mark 6:7; Acts 10:7,8; Revelation 11:3
Art
Genesis 3:15; 22:18; 49:10; Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Psalms 110:1-4; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6,7; 11:1; Isaiah 40:10,11; 59:20,21; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Daniel 9:24-26; Micah 5:2; Haggai 2:7; Zechariah 9:9; Malachi 3:1-3; 4:2; John 4:25
Reciprocal: John 11:27 - which;  Acts 26:7 - hope;  Hebrews 10:5 - when

Verses 19-35

And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?
John
When we remember the Baptist's solemn testimony to Christ, the sign from heaven, and the miraculous impulse which made him acknowledge Jesus the Messiah, we shall be constrained to think that he sent to Christ, not for his own satisfaction, but for that of his disciples.
two
10:1; Joshua 2:1; Mark 6:7; Acts 10:7,8; Revelation 11:3
Art
Genesis 3:15; 22:18; 49:10; Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Psalms 110:1-4; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6,7; 11:1; Isaiah 40:10,11; 59:20,21; Jeremiah 23:5,6; Daniel 9:24-26; Micah 5:2; Haggai 2:7; Zechariah 9:9; Malachi 3:1-3; 4:2; John 4:25

Verse 21

And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
plagues
1 Kings 8:37; Psalms 90:7-9; Mark 3:10; 5:29,34; 1 Corinthians 11:30-32; Hebrews 12:6; James 5:14,15
evil spirits
[ ()eros
Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:48 - shall come in;  Matthew 9:27 - two;  Matthew 11:5 - blind;  Matthew 15:30 - great;  Matthew 20:30 - two;  Luke 4:40 - and he;  Luke 7:22 - how;  John 9:39 - that they;  John 14:11 - or;  Acts 1:1 - of;  Acts 10:38 - who

Verse 22

Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
Go
John 1:46
how
21; 18:35-43; Job 29:15; Psalms 146:8; Isaiah 29:18,19; 32:3,4; 35:5,6; Isaiah 42:6,7,16; 61:1-3; Jeremiah 31:8; Matthew 9:28-30; 21:14; John 9:30-33; Acts 26:18
the lame
Matthew 15:30,31; Acts 3:2-8; 8:7; 14:8-10
the lepers
5:12-15; 17:12-19
the deaf
Isaiah 43:8; Mark 7:32-37
the dead
14,15; 8:53-55
to
4:18; Zephaniah 3:12; James 2:5
Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:3 - be healed;  Psalm 72:12 - For;  Isaiah 42:18 - ye deaf;  Zechariah 11:11 - so;  Matthew 4:23 - healing;  Matthew 8:23 - GeneralMatthew 11:5 - blind;  Luke 14:21 - the poor;  John 5:3 - of blind;  Hebrews 3:9 - and

Verse 23

And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.
2:34; Isaiah 8:14,15; Matthew 11:6; 13:57,58; John 6:60-66; Romans 9:32,33; 1 Corinthians 1:21-28; 2:14; 1 Peter 2:7,8
Reciprocal: Hosea 14:9 - but;  Malachi 3:2 - who may abide;  Mark 6:3 - offended;  Luke 14:21 - the poor;  2 Timothy 4:2 - be

Verse 24

And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
What
Matthew 11:7,8
wilderness
1:80; 3:2; Matthew 3:1-5; Mark 1:4,5; John 1:23
A reed
Genesis 49:4; 2 Corinthians 1:17-20; Ephesians 4:14; James 1:6-8; 2 Peter 2:17; 3:17
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 14:15 - as a reed;  John 1:38 - What;  Acts 19:32 - and the

Verse 25

But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
A man
2 Kings 1:8; Isaiah 59:17; Matthew 3:4; 1 Peter 3:3,4
are in
2 Samuel 19:35; 1 Kings 10:5; Esther 1:3,11; 4:2; 5:1; 8:15; Matthew 6:29
Reciprocal: Lamentations 4:5 - that did;  1 Timothy 5:6 - in pleasure;  Revelation 18:3 - her delicacies

Verse 26

But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
A prophet
1:76; 20:6
and
16:16; Matthew 11:9-14; John 3:26-30; 5:35
Reciprocal: Malachi 3:1 - I will;  Malachi 4:5 - I will;  Matthew 11:10 - GeneralMark 11:32 - for;  John 10:41 - John did

Verse 27

This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Behold
1:15-17,76; Isaiah 40:3; Malachi 3:1; 4:5,6; John 1:23
Reciprocal: Matthew 11:10 - GeneralMark 1:2 - Behold;  Luke 9:52 - sent

Verse 28

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
Among
1:14,15; 3:16
but
9:48; 10:23,24; Matthew 11:11; 13:16,17; Ephesians 3:8,9; Colossians 1:25-27; Hebrews 11:39,40; 1 Peter 1:10-12
Reciprocal: Matthew 21:25 - baptism;  Mark 1:2 - Behold;  Luke 1:76 - shalt be;  Luke 20:4 - baptism;  John 5:35 - was

Verse 29

And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
justified
35; Judges 1:7; Psalms 51:4; Romans 3:4-6; 10:3; Revelation 15:3; 16:5
being
3:12; Matthew 3:5,6; 21:31,32
Reciprocal: Matthew 11:12 - from;  Matthew 11:19 - But;  Matthew 19:30 - GeneralMark 10:31 - GeneralLuke 5:30 - GeneralLuke 15:1 - GeneralLuke 18:10 - a Pharisee;  John 10:41 - but

Verse 30

But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
rejected
or, frustrated.
13:34; Jeremiah 8:8; Romans 10:21; 2 Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 2:21
the counsel
Acts 20:27; Ephesians 1:11
against
or, within.
Reciprocal: Psalm 107:11 - contemned;  Proverbs 1:25 - ye;  Isaiah 5:24 - cast away;  Matthew 3:7 - the Pharisees;  Matthew 11:12 - from;  Matthew 19:30 - GeneralMatthew 21:32 - and ye believed;  Matthew 22:35 - a lawyer;  Mark 10:2 - the Pharisees;  Mark 10:31 - GeneralLuke 5:17 - that there;  Luke 5:30 - GeneralLuke 10:25 - a certain;  Luke 18:10 - a Pharisee;  John 1:24 - were of;  John 7:26 - Do;  John 10:41 - but;  John 12:48 - rejecteth;  Titus 3:11 - being;  Titus 3:13 - the lawyer

Verse 31

And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
Whereunto
Lamentations 2:13; Matthew 11:16-19; Mark 4:30
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:20 - a very;  Luke 13:18 - Unto

Verse 32

They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
are
Proverbs 17:16; Isaiah 28:9-13; 29:11,12; Jeremiah 5:3-5; Matthew 11:16-19
children
Zechariah 8:5
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:20 - a very;  Matthew 9:23 - the minstrels;  Luke 15:25 - he;  1 Corinthians 14:7 - except

Verse 33

For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
came
1:15; Jeremiah 16:8-10; Matthew 3:4; Mark 1:6
He
Matthew 10:25; John 8:48,52; 10:20; Acts 2:13
Reciprocal: Numbers 6:3 - GeneralPsalm 69:10 - GeneralMatthew 5:11 - when;  Matthew 17:12 - and they

Verse 34

The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
eating
36; 5:29; 11:37; 14:1; John 2:2; 12:2
a friend
15:2; 19:7; Matthew 9:11
Reciprocal: Numbers 6:3 - GeneralPsalm 69:10 - GeneralMatthew 5:11 - when;  Matthew 11:19 - came;  Matthew 12:32 - whosoever;  Luke 5:30 - GeneralLuke 5:33 - but;  Luke 7:37 - which;  Luke 15:32 - was meet

Verse 35

But wisdom is justified of all her children.
29; Proverbs 8:32-36; 17:16; Hosea 14:9; Matthew 11:19; 1 Corinthians 2:14,15
Reciprocal: Luke 5:33 - but;  1 Corinthians 1:24 - called

Verse 36

And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
one
Matthew 26:6-5; Mark 14:3-9; John 11:2-16
And he
34; 11:37; 14:1
Reciprocal: Matthew 11:19 - came

Verse 37

And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
which
34,39; 5:30,32; 18:13; 19:7; Matthew 21:31; John 9:24,31; Romans 5:8; 1 Timothy 1:9,15; 1 Peter 4:18
an
Matthew 26:7; Mark 14:3; John 11:2; 12:2,3
Reciprocal: Esther 2:12 - six months;  Matthew 21:32 - the publicans;  Luke 7:44 - Seest;  1 Corinthians 13:7 - hopeth

Verse 38

And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
weeping
6:21; 22:62; Judges 2:4,5; Ezra 10:1; Psalms 6:6-8; 38:18; 51:17; 126:5,6; Isaiah 61:3; Jeremiah 31:9,18-20; Joel 2:12; Zechariah 12:10; Matthew 5:4; 2 Corinthians 7:10,11; James 4:9
wash
44; Genesis 18:4; John 13:4,5
and anointed
45,46; Ecclesiastes 9:8; Song of Solomon 1:3; Isaiah 57:9
Reciprocal: Exodus 12:11 - shoes;  2 Kings 4:27 - him by the feet;  Esther 2:12 - six months;  Matthew 26:7 - very;  Matthew 28:9 - and held;  Mark 9:24 - with;  Mark 14:3 - of ointment;  Luke 8:44 - behind;  John 11:2 - anointed;  John 12:3 - anointed;  1 Timothy 5:10 - washed

Verse 39

Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
he spake
3:8; 12:17; 16:3; 18:4; 2 Kings 5:20; Proverbs 23:7; Mark 2:6,7; 7:21
This man
16; John 7:12,40,41,47-52; 9:24
would
37; 15:2,28-30; 18:9-11; Isaiah 65:5; Matthew 9:12,13; 20:16; 21:28-31
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 12:26 - said in his heart;  Psalm 10:11 - said;  Psalm 51:17 - thou;  Amos 4:13 - and declareth;  Jonah 4:1 - GeneralMatthew 3:9 - think;  Matthew 9:3 - certain;  Matthew 21:46 - because;  Mark 2:8 - when;  Mark 6:15 - a prophet;  Luke 5:30 - GeneralLuke 9:47 - perceiving;  Luke 19:7 - they all;  John 4:19 - I perceive;  John 4:27 - marvelled;  Romans 3:9 - are we;  1 Corinthians 13:5 - thinketh;  James 1:24 - what

Verse 40

And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
answering
5:22,31; 6:8; John 16:19,30
Master
18:18; 20:20,21; Ezekiel 33:31; Malachi 1:6; Matthew 7:22; 26:49; John 3:2; 13:13
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:14 - GeneralAmos 4:13 - and declareth;  Matthew 6:12 - debts;  Matthew 9:3 - certain;  Matthew 9:4 - knowing;  Matthew 21:31 - The first;  Matthew 22:16 - Master;  Mark 2:8 - when;  Mark 10:31 - GeneralLuke 9:47 - perceiving;  Acts 23:18 - something;  Ephesians 1:7 - the forgiveness

Verse 41

There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
a certain
11:4; 13:4; *marg:; Isaiah 50:1; Matthew 6:12; 18:23-25
the one
47; Romans 5:20; 1 Timothy 1:15,16
pence
See
Matthew 18:28; *marg:
the other
12:48; Numbers 27:3; Jeremiah 3:11; John 15:22-24; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8-10
Reciprocal: Matthew 18:24 - owed;  Luke 16:5 - his;  John 19:11 - the greater

Verse 42

And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
when
Psalms 49:7,8; Matthew 18:25,26,34; Romans 5:6; Galatians 3:10
he
Psalms 32:1-5; 51:1-3; 103:3; Isaiah 43:25; 44:22; Jeremiah 31:33,34; Daniel 9:18,19; Micah 7:18-20; Matthew 6:12; Acts 13:38,39; Romans 3:24; 4:5-8; Ephesians 1:7; 4:32; Colossians 3:13
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:7 - forgiving;  Deuteronomy 15:2 - exact it;  2 Samuel 14:13 - Wherefore;  Matthew 18:24 - owed;  Luke 7:47 - Her;  Luke 10:36 - thinkest;  Luke 13:4 - sinners;  Luke 16:5 - his;  John 19:11 - the greater;  2 Corinthians 5:14 - the love

Verse 43

Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
I
47; 1 Corinthians 15:9,10; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; 1 Timothy 1:13-16
Thou
10:38; Psalms 116:16-18; Mark 12:34
Reciprocal: Matthew 18:26 - have;  Luke 10:28 - Thou hast;  John 13:13 - and

Verse 44

And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Seest
thou
Genesis 19:2; Judges 19:21; 1 Samuel 25:41; 1 Timothy 5:10; James 2:6
Reciprocal: Genesis 18:4 - wash your feet;  Genesis 24:32 - wash;  Genesis 43:24 - General1 Kings 21:29 - Seest thou;  Proverbs 26:12 - Seest;  Song of Solomon 6:13 - What;  Isaiah 61:2 - to comfort;  Matthew 26:10 - Why;  Mark 9:24 - with;  Luke 7:38 - wash;  John 13:5 - feet;  1 Corinthians 13:7 - hopeth;  2 Corinthians 8:12 - if;  James 2:3 - to the

Verse 45

Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
gavest
Genesis 29:11; 33:4; 2 Samuel 15:5; 19:39; Matthew 26:48; Romans 16:16; 1 Corinthians 16:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:26
this
Many have supposed that this person was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the sister of Lazarus. But there is no indication in the gospel history, that Mary Magdalene was the sister of Lazarus; but on the contrary, it would appear that they were perfectly distinct persons, the sister of Lazarus residing at Bethany, while Mary Magdalene appears to have resided at Magdala, east of Jordan, a distance of nearly ninety miles. Add to this, that our Saviour seems to have been now in or near Nain, not at Bethany; and the woman appears from the recital to have been previously unknown to him.
Reciprocal: Genesis 29:13 - kissed;  Exodus 18:7 - kissed;  Song of Solomon 8:1 - I would;  Matthew 26:49 - kissed him;  Luke 7:38 - and anointed

Verse 46

My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Ruth 3:3; 2 Samuel 14:2; Psalms 23:5; 104:15; Ecclesiastes 9:8; Daniel 10:3; Amos 6:6; Micah 6:15; Matthew 6:17
Reciprocal: Matthew 26:7 - very;  Luke 7:38 - and anointed;  John 12:3 - anointed

Verse 47

Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Her
42; 5:20,21; Exodus 34:6,7
which
Isaiah 1:18; 55:7; Ezekiel 16:63; 36:29-32; Micah 7:19; Acts 5:31; Romans 5:20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:14; 1 John 1:7
she
43; Matthew 10:37; John 21:15-17; 2 Corinthians 5:14; Galatians 5:6; Ephesians 6:24; Philippians 1:9; 1 John 3:18; 4:19; 5:3
Reciprocal: Exodus 32:30 - Ye have;  Psalm 32:5 - forgavest;  Psalm 103:3 - forgiveth;  Isaiah 29:24 - also;  Matthew 9:2 - be;  Matthew 20:16 - the last;  Mark 2:5 - he said;  Luke 1:77 - the;  Luke 7:41 - the one;  Luke 15:10 - one;  Luke 18:14 - went;  John 21:7 - when;  Romans 4:7 - GeneralRomans 5:16 - but the free;  Romans 12:1 - by the;  Ephesians 1:7 - the forgiveness;  Colossians 1:14 - the;  1 Timothy 1:16 - for a;  1 John 2:12 - your

Verse 48

And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.
Thy
Matthew 9:2; Mark 2:5
Reciprocal: Exodus 34:7 - forgiving;  Psalm 103:3 - forgiveth;  Luke 5:20 - Man;  Colossians 3:13 - even

Verse 49

And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?
Who
5:20,21; Matthew 9:3; Mark 2:7
Reciprocal: Matthew 21:10 - Who

Verse 50

And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
Thy
8:18,42,48; 18:42; Habakkuk 2:4; Matthew 9:22; Mark 5:34; 10:52; Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14-26
go
Ecclesiastes 9:7; Romans 5:1,2 Reciprocal: Exodus 4:18 - Go in peace;  1 Samuel 1:17 - Go;  1 Samuel 20:42 - Go in peace;  1 Samuel 25:35 - Go up;  2 Kings 5:19 - Go in peace;  Isaiah 57:2 - enter into;  Matthew 5:4 - GeneralMatthew 8:10 - I have;  Matthew 15:28 - be it;  Luke 17:19 - thy faith

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Luke 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/luke-7.html.