6.16 Anointed at Pharisee's Feast

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Apr 1 6.16 One of the Pharisees invited Jesus for dinner. When a certain sinful woman in town heard Jesus was there, she brought an alabaster box of perfume and stood at his feet while he reclined. She wept much unto his feet and kept wiping them with her hair and kissing them while anointing1 them with the perfume. But the Pharisee thought, “If Jesus were a prophet he would have known2 this woman is sinful.” Jesus said, “Simon, I have something to tell you.” The Pharisee replied, “Say it, Teacher.” “Two men owed a certain creditor, one owed five hundred daily wages, the other fifty. As they couldnt pay, he forgave both. Which of them will love him more?” Simon replied, “I suppose the one he forgave the more.”

Apr 2 Jesus said, “Correct.” Turning to the woman, he said to Simon, “See this woman? When I arrived, you didnt give me water for my feet, but she washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You did   not kiss me, but she has continuously kissed my feet  fervently. You didnt anoint my head with oil, but she anointed my feet with perfume. Therefore, I say her many sins are forgiven, for she loves much, but whoever is forgiven little loves little.” Then Jesus said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.3 Other guests asked themselves, “Who is this that even forgives4 sins?”

Jesus said to the woman, “Your faith5 has saved you, go in peace.”