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5-6 When Jesus arrived in Capernaum, a Roman army captain came and pled with him to come to his home and heal his servant boy who was in bed paralyzed and racked with pain.

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

8-9 Then the officer said, “Sir, I am not worthy to have you in my home; and it isn’t necessary for you to come.[a] If you will only stand here and say, ‘Be healed,’ my servant will get well! I know, because I am under the authority of my superior officers and I have authority over my soldiers, and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave boy, ‘Do this or that,’ and he does it. And I know you have authority to tell his sickness to go—and it will go!”

10 Jesus stood there amazed! Turning to the crowd he said, “I haven’t seen faith like this in all the land of Israel!

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 8:8 and it isn’t necessary for you to come, implied.

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