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7:2 centurion. Nominally in command of a hundred men, though the actual number varied. The centurions in the New Testament are all men of good character (7:4; 23:47; Acts 10:2; 27:43).
servant. The Greek word means “slave.” This centurion was a humane person, concerned for his slaves.