Bible ~~- Newer Testament ~~- Luke ~~- chapter 7 of 24 (50 verses.)

Luke 7Wrench

Yahshua Heals A Warmonger's Servant
1 Missions/Outreach Yahshua finishes speaking to the listening crowd, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Then Yahshua travels to Capernaum, [the comfortable walled town].
2 Faith-Healing A [despised murderous] Centurion [at Capernaum employs] a slave who is sick, about to die, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The Centurion highly prizes his servant. [So he wants the servant to live.]
Centurion = Roman commander of (at least) 100 soldiers trained to kill.
3 Faith-Healing The Centurion hears that Yahshua [is near. So he] sends the [local] Jewish elders to urge Yahshua to come heal his [dying] slave.
4 Faith-Healing The [Jewish] elders [run] to Yahshua. [They] launch into begging Him, pleading, โ€œThis Centurion truly deserves your helpโ€”
5 Loving People of All Colors & Nations โ€”The [rich and powerful] Centurion loves our [Jewish] nation. In fact, he built our synagogue!โ€
6 Humility *So Yahshua [runs] with the elders [to the Centurion's house], ๐Ÿ˜‡. As Yahshua approaches the house, the Centurion sends friends to Yahshua with this message: โ€œMaster, donโ€™t trouble yourself. Iโ€™m not worthy to have you come under my roof.
7 Faith *โ€”I didn't even presume I was [holy enough] to come to [meet] you. But just say the word, and [YAH] will heal my slave.
8 Authority *[I know you can telepathically heal people, because] I too am a man [my superiors] set under authority. I have soldiers under me. I say to one [soldier], โ€˜Go,โ€™ and [that soldier] goes. [I say] to another [soldier], โ€˜Come,โ€™ and [that soldier] comes. [I order] my slave, โ€˜Do this.โ€™ Immediately my servant executes [my commands].โ€
9 Faith *Yahshua marvels when he hears the Centurion [describe humble obedience to authority, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. Yahshua spins around. He [shouts] to the [Jewish] people who follow him, โ€œI tell you, in all of Israel I've never found [anyone with] faith to match [the great faith of this pagan Roman killer]!โ€
10 Faith-Healing *The Centurion's messenger-friends return to the Centurion's house, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They find the [previously dying] slave perfectly healed!
Yahshua Heals A Dead Boy At The Funeral!
11 Missions/Outreach The next day, Yahshua & his disciples, swarmed by a large crowd, [hike] into a town called Naim [Home].โ€
12 Death As Yahshua approaches the village gate, a funeral procession streams out of the village, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [Pallbearers] carry a dead boy, the only son of a widow. Many [crying] mourners from the village stagger beside the widow.
13 Compassion When Master [Yahshua] sees the widow, he [takes] compassion on her, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [He] says to her, โ€œDon't cry.โ€
14 Resurrection *Yahshua [walks up]. He touches the coffin. The pallbearers carrying the dead boy stand still, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Yahshua says, โ€œYoung man, I order you: Get up!โ€
15 Resurrection *The โ€˜deadโ€™ boy sits up [in the coffin-basket]. He starts talking, ๐Ÿ˜‡! Yahshua [lifts the boy out of the coffin. Then he leads the boy by the hand] to his mother.
16 Praise Great fear sweeps the crowd, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They glorify [YHVH] the Eloah, exclaiming, โ€œA great prophet has risen up among us!โ€ and, โ€œ[YHVH] the Eloah has come to help His people!โ€
17 Fame The report of Yahshua [raising the dead] that day spreads all over Judaea, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [The news travels] way past [Israel's] borders.
John's Interns Ask If Jesus Is The Messiah
18 True Witness The disciples of JAHn [the Immerser] tell JAHn about all of [Yahshua's travels, teachings and miracles, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
19 The Messiah So JAHn calls 2 of his disciples. [He] sends them to ask Yahshua, โ€œAre you [YAH's Messiah] whom [YAH promised] would come? Or should we look for someone else?โ€
20 The Messiah JAHn's 2 [disciples] travel to Yahshua. [They] ask [him,] โ€œJAHn [the Baptiser] sent us to ask you, โ€œAre you [YAH's promised] coming [Messiah]? Or should we look for someone else?โ€
21 Faith-Healing *Right then Yahshua [stands among a crowd,] giving sight to many blind people, ๐Ÿ˜‡, healing many people of diseases, [plagues,] pains and evil spirits.
22 Supernatural Miracles *Yahshua answers JAHn [the Immerser's] disciples, โ€œGo back. Tell JAHn everything you're seeing and hearing: how blind [people] see, lame [people] walk, deaf [people] hear, [YAH] cleanses lepers and raises dead [people to life], and [evangelists] herald [YAH's] Good News to poor [people].
23 The Messiah โ€”And [tell John] how [richly YAH] blesses these [happy people] who refuse to scandalize me!โ€™"
John The Baptist Was B.C. History's #1 Man
24 Courage JAHn [the Immerser's] messengers [hike back to JAHn]. [Meanwhile,] Yahshua speaks to the people about JAHn: โ€œWhat did you [people] travel out into the wilderness to see? [Did you think JAHn was going to be some pansy preacher,] a reed shaking in the wind?
25 Courage *โ€”[No?] Then what did you go out to see? [Did you think JAHn would be] a man clothed in soft [fine] apparel? Look! People who dress in gorgeous clothing, and live delicately [in luxury, bask] in royal palaces. [Pampered princes don't eat bugs and wear hand-cut camel-fur, screaming โ€œrepentโ€ in the desert, ๐Ÿ˜‡!]
26 Spiritual Vision *So what did you go out [into the desert] to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you [JAHn is] much more than a prophet.
27 Missions/Outreach JAHn is the [uber-prophet] of whom [MalachYAH] wrote, [quoting YAH,] โ€˜See, [Messiah,] I send my messenger ahead of you. He [JAHn] prepares your way before you.โ€™
Malachi 3:1
28 The Kingdom (Dominion) Of Heaven *For I tell you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, that among [people] born of women there is no greater prophet than Yohannon the Baptiser. But whoever is least in the [heavenly eternal, immortal, coming] Kingdom of [YHVH] the Eloah is greater than JAHn.โ€
This implies that there are different senses of the phrase โ€˜Kingdom of God,โ€™ since John the Baptist was definitely in some sense within the Dominion of YAH.
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29 Repentance All the people who listen to JAHn, [even] the tax-collectors, [humbly] let [that penniless crazy-haired prophet ritually] dunk their [heads under river-water]. [Thus the repenters publicly] acknowledge that the plan of [YHVH] the Eloah is right, [and the paid preachers are wrong, ๐Ÿ˜‡].
30 Pride *The Pharisees & legal-experts reject the opportunity [YHVH] the Eloah gives them, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They [arrogantly] refuse to get baptized by JAHn.
The religionists consider John inferior to themselves.
31 Apathy [So] Master [Yahshua] says, "How can I describe the people of this generation, ๐Ÿ˜‡? What are they like?
32 Rejection * ๐Ÿ˜‡, today's [people] resemble children sitting in the marketplace, yelling insults to each other, โ€˜blah blah [blah]โ€™. We [prophets] play flute[s] for you. But you [posers refuse to] dance! We sing [you] funeral dirges. Yet you're [too dead inside to] cry.โ€™
33 Blame For JAHn the Immerser comes [to you] abstaining from eating bread and from drinking wine. Yet you [whine], โ€˜JAHn is possessed by a demon.โ€™
34 Rejection [Then I,] the โ€˜Son of Adamโ€™ come [to you] feasting and drinking. So you say, โ€˜Look! [Yahshua is] a gluttonous drunkard, a [traitorous] ally of [invading Roman] tax-collectors and sinners!โ€™
35 Wisdom *But wisdom is proved right by all her children, ๐Ÿ˜‡.โ€
The proof of wisdom is in the character wisdom produces.
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36 Humility One of the [judgmental religious prig] Pharisees asks Yahshua to eat with him, ๐Ÿ˜‡. So Yahshua [walks] into the Pharisee's house and sits down to eat.
37 Generosity *A sinner woman from the city finds out that Yahshua sits eating dinner in the Pharisee's house. Suddenly, ๐Ÿ˜‡, this [prostitute barges in] carrying a [special sealed] alabaster box of ridiculously expensive ointment [worth a year's wages]!
38 Humility *[The whore] stands behind Yahshua, weeping. [Her head hangs down] by Yahshua's feet. She washes Yahshua's feet with tears, ๐Ÿ˜‡! She wipes Yahshua's feet with the hair of her head. She kisses his feet. She rubs his feet with the [nearly-priceless] ointment.
39 Pride *The Pharisee (who invited Yahshua) [looks down. He sees the whore kissing Yahshua's feet, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. The Pharisee says to himself, โ€œThis [fake Messiah] man, if he had been a prophet, would have known who is touching him and what kind of woman she is: she's a sinner!โ€
40 Pride Yahshua [reads the religious bigot's mind]. He says, โ€œSimon {Listener}, I have something to tell you.โ€ The Pharisee answers, [in mock humility], โ€œMaster, teach me. [Cough.]โ€
41 Debt [Yahshua continues,] โ€œA creditor has two debtors: one debtor owes 500 silver coins. The other owes 50.
42 Forgiveness โ€”Both debtors have nothing with which to pay. The creditor kindly forgives both debtors. So tell me, which of the debtors then loves the creditor more?โ€
43 Gratitude *Simon {Listener} answers, โ€œI suppose the debtor whom the creditor forgives most [loves the creditor more].โ€ Yahshua says to Simon, "You have rightly judged.โ€
44 Humility *Yahshua turns to [face] the [whore] woman. He says to Simon {Listener}, โ€œDo you see you this woman? I entered your house. You gave me no water for my feet. Yet she washed my feet with tears! She wiped my feet with the hair of her head!
45 Gratitude *โ€”You neglected to give me a [customary greeting] kiss. But from the time I arrived, this woman hasn't stopped kissing my feet.
46 Generosity *You failed to [extend the courtesy of providing cheap] olive oil to rub on my head. Yet [this prostitute] anointed my feet with [rare, near-priceless] myrrh-salve!
47 Forgiveness *โ€”So I tell you that [this prostitute's] many sins are forgiven, ๐Ÿ˜‡, because she loved much. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.โ€
48 Forgiveness *Yahshua says to [the prostitute], โ€œYour sins are forgiven.โ€
49 Rejection At this, ๐Ÿ˜‡, those [hypocrites] eating with Yahshua [scoff] among themselves, โ€œWho is this [arrogant blasphemer]?! He presumes to forgive sins!โ€
50 Salvation *Yahshua says to the [prostitute], โ€œYour faith has saved you. Go in peace.โ€