Luke 7:37
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English Standard Version
And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,

King James Bible
And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,

American Standard Version
And behold, a woman who was in the city, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold a woman that was in the city, a sinner, when she knew that he sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment;

English Revised Version
And behold, a woman which was in the city, a sinner; and when she knew that he was sitting at meat in the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster cruse of ointment,

Webster's Bible Translation
And behold, a woman in the city, who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster-box of ointment,

Weymouth New Testament
And there was a woman in the town who was a notorious sinner. Having learnt that Jesus was at table in the Pharisee's house she brought a flask of perfume,

Luke 7:37 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

A woman who (ἥτις)

Of that class which was, etc.

A sinner

Wyc., a sinneress. Her presence there is explained by the Oriental custom of strangers passing in and cut of a house during a meal to see and converse with the guests. Trench cites a description of a dinner at a consul's house in Damietta. "Many came in and took their places on the side-seats, uninvited and yet unchallenged. They spoke to those at table on business or the news of the day, and our host spoke freely to them" ("Parables"). Bernard beautifully says: "Thanks to thee, most blessed sinner: thou hast shown the world a safe enough place for sinners - the feet of Jesus, which spurn none, reject none, repel none, and receive and admit all. Where alone the Pharisee vents not his haughtiness, there surely the Ethiopian changes his skin, and the leopard his spots" (cit. by Trench, "Parables").

Sat (κατάκειται)

Lit., is reclining at meat: a lively change to the present tense.

Alabaster

See on Matthew 26:7.

Luke 7:37 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

which.

Luke 7:34,39 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and you say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a drunkard, a friend of publicans and sinners!...

Luke 5:30,32 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do you eat and drink with publicans and sinners...

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying...

Luke 19:7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

Matthew 21:31 Whether of them two did the will of his father? They say to him, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you...

John 9:24,31 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner...

Romans 5:8 But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

1 Timothy 1:9,15 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners...

1 Peter 4:18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

an.

Matthew 26:7 There came to him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.

Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat...

John 11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

John 12:2,3 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him...

Cross References
Matthew 21:31
Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you.

Matthew 26:6
Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,

Matthew 26:7
a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment, and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table.

Mark 14:3
And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.

Luke 7:36
One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table.

Luke 7:38
and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.

John 12:1
Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

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