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Build Your House on the Rock
46 (A)“Why (B)do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? 47 (C)Everyone who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.[a] 49 (D)But the one who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the stream broke against it, immediately it fell, and (E)the ruin of that house was great.”
Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant
7 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, (F)he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant[b] who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion[c] heard about Jesus, (G)he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, (H)“He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us (I)our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, (J)do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But (K)say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard these things, (L)he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such (M)faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well.
Jesus Raises a Widow's Son
11 Soon afterward[d] he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, (N)the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, (O)he had compassion on her and (P)said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched (Q)the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, (R)arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus[e] (S)gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and (T)they glorified God, saying, (U)“A great prophet has arisen among us!” and (V)“God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.
Messengers from John the Baptist
18 (W)(X)The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one (Y)who is to come, or (Z)shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one (AA)who is to come, or (AB)shall we look for another?’” 21 In that hour (AC)he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and (AD)on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: (AE)the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, (AF)lepers[f] are cleansed, and (AG)the deaf hear, (AH)the dead are raised up, (AI)the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is (AJ)not offended by me.”