Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant
1 aWhen He had completed all His discourse in the hearing of the people, bHe went to Capernaum.
2 And a centurion’s slave, 1who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.
3 When he heard about Jesus, ahe sent some 1Jewish elders asking Him to come and 2save the life of his slave.
4 When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, “He is worthy for You to grant this to him;
5 for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue.”
6 Now Jesus started on His way with them; and when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to Him, “1Lord, do not trouble Yourself further, for I am not worthy for You to come under my roof;
7 for this reason I did not even consider myself worthy to come to You, but just 1say the word, and my 2servant will be healed.
8 “For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, ‘Go!’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come!’ and he comes, and to my slave, ‘Do this!’ and he does it.”
9 Now when Jesus heard this, He marveled at him, and turned and said to the crowd that was following Him, “I say to you, anot even in Israel have I found such great faith.”