13. Forgiving Sinners
36 Now a certain one of the Pharisees asked Him to aeat with him. And He entered into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table.
37 And behold, there was a woman in the city who was a sinner, and when she learned that He was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, she 1brought an alabaster flask of aointment.
38 And she stood behind Him at His feet weeping and began to wet His feet with her tears and wiped them with the 1ahair of her head, and she kissed His feet 2affectionately and anointed them with the 3ointment.
39 But when the aPharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said within himself, This man, 1if He were a bprophet, would know cwho and what sort of woman this is who is touching Him, because she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus 1answered and said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he said, Teacher, say it.
41 A certain moneylender had 1two adebtors: one owed five hundred 2denarii and the other fifty.
42 But since they had 1nothing with which to repay, he graciously 2aforgave them both. Which of them 3therefore will love him more?
43 Simon answered and said, I suppose the one whom he graciously forgave the more. And He said to him, You have judged correctly.
44 And turning to the woman, He said to Simon, Do you see this woman? I entered into your house; you did not 1give Me water for My afeet, but she, with her tears, has wet My feet and with her hair has wiped them.
45 You did not give Me a akiss, but she, from the time I entered, has not stopped kissing My feet affectionately.
46 You did not anoint My head with aoil, but she has anointed My feet with ointment.
47 For this reason I say to you, Her sins which are amany are forgiven, because she 1loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, he 1loves little.
48 And He said to her, 1Your sins are aforgiven.
49 And those who were reclining at table with Him began to say within themselves, 1aWho is this who even forgives sins?
50 But He said to the woman, Your 1afaith has saved you. Go 2in bpeace.