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and began to wash 16 his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head," and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
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. 40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon
, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred
pence, the other fifty. 42 And when they had "nothing to pay,
he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly "judged.
16 and she stood behind, beside his feet, and began to moist, &c. Wi. 12 tresses of her hair. Dod.
18 See Mat. xviii. 28. A. V. $ Luke, xv. 2: This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. Joan, ix. 24: Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise : we know that this man is a sinner.
* Rom. iii. 23 : All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. do. v. 6: For when we were yet without strength, in due tine Christ died for the ungodly. Eph.ji. 1: You hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses
and sins. Hos. xiv. 2: Take with you words, and turn to the LORD; say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously
. Rom. ii. 24: Beingjustified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ.
Ps. cxvi. 16, 18: 0 LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people. 1 Cor. xv. 9: For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an
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.
45 Thou gavest me no kiss : but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss
46 My head with 'oil thou didst not anoint : but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee,
* Her sins, which are many, are forgiven ; for she loved much : but to whom little19 is forgiven, the same loveth little.20
48 And he said unto her, "Thy sins are forgiven.
49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also:
cause I persecuted the church of God. 2 Cor. v. 14: For the love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead. 1 Tim. i. 13–16: Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit, for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all long suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting:
Ps. xxiii. 5: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
m See on Ver. 43. n Mat. ix. 2: And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed, and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. MARK, ii. 5: When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. Mat. ix. 3: Behold, certain of the Scribes said within them.
mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's
50 And he said to the woman, "Thy faith hath saved thee; go in
CHAP. VIII. 3 Women minister unto Christ of their substance : 4 Christ, after he had preached from place to place, attended with his apostles
, propoundeth the parable of the sower, 16 and of the candle : 21 declareth who are his mother, and brethren : 22 rebuketh the winds : 26 casteth the legion of devils out of the man into the herd of, swine : 37 is rejected of the Gadarenes : 43 healeth the woman of her bloody issue, 49 and raiseth from death Jairus's daughter.
AND it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him.
2 And o certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Mag. dalene, out of whom went seven devils,
3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.!
"the things which they had. Pu. selves, This man blasphemeth, Mark, i7. 7: Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
pHab. ii. 4: Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Mat. ix. 22: Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. MARK, v. 34: Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague
. do. I. 25, and Luke, viii. 48 : Thy faith hath made thee whole. Luke, viii. 42: Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee. Eph. ii. 8: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
CHAP. VIII. : Mat. xxvii. 55, 56: Many women were there beholding affar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him. Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the
b Ver.30, MARK, xvi. 9: He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. 2 Cor. viii. 9: For ye
of our Lord Jesus
4. And when "much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable :
5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
6 And some fell upon a 'rock ;; and as soon as 1 it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
7 And some fell among thorns ;4 and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8 Ånd other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an Shundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
2 trodden under foot. Co. Ma. 3 on the stone. Co. * briers. Pu. Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Mat. xiii. 2 : Great multitudes were gathered together tanto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. MĀRK, iv. I: And he began again to teach by the seaside: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat
and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. e Mat. xiii. 3, &è: And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow, &c. MARK, iv. 3, &c: Hearken ; Behold, there went out a sower to sow, &c.
f Jer. v.3: 0 LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved ; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction : they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
& Gen. xxvi. 12: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundred fold; and the Lord blessed him.
JER. xii. 16: Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud : for the Lord hath spoken. do. xxv. 4: And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.
neither decline from the words of my mouth. JAMES, i. 23, 24:
Gal. iii. 1, 4:0 foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey
the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evi
9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be ?
10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables ; "that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
il 'Now the parable is this : The seed is the word of God.
12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and "taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe
13 They on the rock are they, which, when
Mat. xiii. 10: The disciples came, and said unto him,
Mat. xiii. 18 : Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
* 1 Pet. i. 23: Being born again, not of corruptible seed,
be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass : For he bewhat manner of man he was.
o Ps. cvi. 12, 13 : Then believed they his words ; they sang
and be saved.
abideth for ever.
after their covetousness.