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Jesus Heals a Centurion’s Servant(A)

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.

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  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

Jesus Heals an Official’s Son(A)

43 Two days later, Jesus[a] left for Galilee from there, 44 since Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45 When he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him because they had seen everything that he had done in Jerusalem during the festival and because they, too, had gone to the festival. 46 So Jesus[b] returned to Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. Meanwhile, in Capernaum there was a government official whose son was ill. 47 When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him repeatedly to come down and heal his son, because he was about to die.

48 Jesus told him, “Unless you people[c] see signs and wonders, you will never believe.”

49 The official told him, “Sir,[d] please come down before my little boy dies.”

50 Jesus told him, “Go home. Your son will live.” The man believed what Jesus told him and started back home.

51 While he was on his way, his servants met him and told him that his child[e] was alive. 52 So he asked them at what hour he had begun to recover, and they told him, “The fever left him yesterday at one o’clock in the afternoon.”[f]

53 Then the father realized that this was the very hour when Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” So he himself believed, along with his whole family.

54 Now this was the second sign that Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee.

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  1. John 4:43 Lit. he
  2. John 4:46 Lit. he
  3. John 4:48 The Gk. lacks people
  4. John 4:49 Or Lord
  5. John 4:51 Other mss. read son
  6. John 4:52 Lit. the seventh hour