Luke 7:40

ESV And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”
NIV Jesus answered him, 'Simon, I have something to tell you.' 'Tell me, teacher,' he said.
NASB And Jesus responded and said to him, 'Simon, I have something to say to you.' And he replied, 'Say it, Teacher.'
CSB Jesus replied to him, "Simon, I have something to say to you."He said, "Say it, teacher."
NLT Then Jesus answered his thoughts. 'Simon,' he said to the Pharisee, 'I have something to say to you.' 'Go ahead, Teacher,' Simon replied.
KJV And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

What does Luke 7:40 mean?

While Jesus is dining at the home of Simon the Pharisee, a repentant woman arrives. She washes Jesus' feet with her tears and anoints them with perfume. Simon decides Jesus must not be a prophet if He doesn't know the character of the woman (Luke 7:36–39) or won't send her away.

Jesus proves him wrong on several levels. First, He knows what Simon is thinking (Mark 2:8). Second, He knows exactly what the woman has done (Luke 7:47; John 4:28–29). Third, He not only accepts the woman's ministrations, but her actions are more righteous than those of Simon. Still, the conversation remains cordial, as befits a banquet. Jesus calls His host by his first name, and Simon respectfully calls Jesus "Teacher," an honorable title when not used ironically (Luke 11:45; 20:28).

Simōn is a common name in Jesus' era. Two of Jesus' disciples are named Simon, including the one renamed Peter (Luke 6:13–15), and Jesus has a brother named Simon (Matthew 13:55). During the week before Passover, Jesus will dine at the home of Simon the leper in Bethany. While there, a woman will anoint Jesus' head with expensive ointment (Matthew 26:6–13). Despite the similarities, these are two different events.
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