6 Now when Joshua was in Bethany, and one of the Pharisees, Simon the leper, desired him that he would eat with him.
And he went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.
behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Joshua sat
at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment of
spikenard very precious, and she brake the box and poured it on his head, as he
sat at meat.
8 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.
when his disciples saw it, they had indignation within themselves, saying, To what purpose is this waste?
10 For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
11 And Joshua said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.
12 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.
13 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
14 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.
15 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
16 And Joshua answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
17 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
18 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
19 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
20 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.
21 Thou gavest me no kiss: but
this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
22 My head with oil thou
didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.
23 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.
24 And he said unto her, Thy
sins are forgiven.
they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that
forgiveth sins also?
26 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.