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Matthew 8:5-13 International Standard Version (ISV)

Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant

When Jesus[a] returned to Capernaum, a centurion[b] came up to him and begged him repeatedly, “Sir,[c] my servant is lying at home paralyzed and in terrible pain.”

Jesus[d] told him, “I will come and heal him.”

The centurion replied, “Sir,[e] I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed, because I, too, am a man under authority and I have soldiers under me. I say to one of them[f] ‘Go’ and he goes, to another ‘Come’ and he comes, and to my servant ‘Do this’ and he does it.”

10 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and told those who were following him, “I tell all of you[g] with certainty, not even[h] in Israel have I found this kind of faith! 11 I tell all of you,[i] many will come from east and west and will feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom from[j] heaven. 12 But the unfaithful heirs[k] of that kingdom will be thrown into the darkness outside. In that place there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”[l]

13 “Go,” Jesus told the centurion, “and it will be done for you, just as you have believed.” And his servant was healed that very hour.


  1. Matthew 8:5 Lit. he
  2. Matthew 8:5 I.e. a commander of about 100 soldiers
  3. Matthew 8:6 Or Lord
  4. Matthew 8:7 Lit. He
  5. Matthew 8:8 Or Lord
  6. Matthew 8:9 The Gk. lacks of them
  7. Matthew 8:10 The Gk. pronoun you is pl.
  8. Matthew 8:10 Other mss. read in no one
  9. Matthew 8:11 The Gk. pronoun you is pl.
  10. Matthew 8:11 Lit. of
  11. Matthew 8:12 Lit. the sons
  12. Matthew 8:12 I.e. extreme pain
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