The Centurion’s Faith

And (A)when [a]Jesus entered Capernaum, a [b]centurion came to Him, begging Him, and saying, “[c]Lord, my [d]servant is lying (B)paralyzed at home, terribly tormented.” Jesus *said to him, “I will come and heal him.” But the centurion replied, “[e]Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just [f]say the word, and my [g]servant will be healed. For I also am a man under (C)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.” 10 Now when Jesus heard this, He was amazed and said to those who were following, “Truly I say to you, I have not found such great faith [h]with anyone in Israel. 11 And I say to you that many (D)will come from east and west, and [i]recline at the table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but (E)the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into (F)the outer darkness; in that place (G)there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; [j]it shall be done for you (H)as you have believed.” And the [k]servant was healed at that very [l]moment.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 8:5 Lit He
  2. Matthew 8:5 I.e., a Roman military officer
  3. Matthew 8:6 Or Sir
  4. Matthew 8:6 Lit boy
  5. Matthew 8:8 Or Sir
  6. Matthew 8:8 Lit say with a word
  7. Matthew 8:8 Lit boy
  8. Matthew 8:10 One early ms not even in Israel
  9. Matthew 8:11 I.e., to dine
  10. Matthew 8:13 Or it is to be done; Gr imperative, i.e., a command
  11. Matthew 8:13 Lit boy
  12. Matthew 8:13 Lit hour