New Living Translation

Matthew 8:5–8

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The Faith of a Roman Officer

When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer* came and pleaded with him, “Lord, my young servant* lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.”

Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.”

But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.

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8:5 Greek a centurion; similarly in 8:8, 13.


8:6 Or child; also in 8:13.