Luke 7:2
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New International Version
There a centurion's servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.

New Living Translation
At that time the highly valued slave of a Roman officer was sick and near death.

English Standard Version
Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.

Berean Study Bible
There a highly valued servant of a centurion was sick and about to die.

Berean Literal Bible
And a certain servant of a centurion, who was valued highly to him, being sick, was about to die.

New American Standard Bible
And a centurion's slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.

King James Bible
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A centurion's slave, who was highly valued by him, was sick and about to die.

International Standard Version
There a centurion's servant, whom he valued highly, was sick and about to die.

NET Bible
A centurion there had a slave who was highly regarded, but who was sick and at the point of death.

New Heart English Bible
A certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the servant of a certain Centurion who was precious to him had become ill, and he had come near to death.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There a Roman army officer's valuable slave was sick and near death.

New American Standard 1977
And a certain centurion’s slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And a certain centurion's slave, who was dear unto him, was sick and ready to die.

King James 2000 Bible
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.

American King James Version
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.

American Standard Version
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick and at the point of death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the servant of a certain centurion, who was dear to him, being sick, was ready to die.

Darby Bible Translation
And a certain centurion's bondman who was dear to him was ill and about to die;

English Revised Version
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick and at the point of death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.

Weymouth New Testament
Here the servant of a certain Captain, a man dear to his master, was ill and at the point of death;

World English Bible
A certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick and at the point of death.

Young's Literal Translation
and a certain centurion's servant being ill, was about to die, who was much valued by him,
Study Bible
The Faith of the Centurion
1When Jesus had concluded His discourse in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum. 2There a highly valued servant of a centurion was sick and about to die. 3When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to ask Him to come and heal his servant.…
Cross References
Luke 7:1
When Jesus had concluded His discourse in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum.

Luke 7:3
When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to ask Him to come and heal his servant.
Treasury of Scripture

And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.

centurion's.

Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, …

Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, …

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion …

Acts 22:26 When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, …

Acts 23:17 Then Paul called one of the centurions to him, and said, Bring this …

Acts 27:1,3,43 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered …

who.

Genesis 24:2-14,27,35-49 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, that ruled over …

Genesis 35:8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel …

Genesis 39:4-6 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made …

2 Kings 5:2,3 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive …

Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately brings up his servant from a child shall have …

Acts 10:7 And when the angel which spoke to Cornelius was departed, he called …

Colossians 3:22-25 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; …

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing …

was sick.

Luke 8:42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she …

John 4:46,47 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water …

John 11:2,3 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped …

(2) A certain centurion's servant.--See Notes on Matthew 8:5-13.

Was dear unto him.--Literally, was precious, the dearness of value, but not necessarily of affection. St. Luke is here, contrary to what we might have expected, less precise than St. Matthew, who states that the slave was "sick of the palsy." Had the physician been unable to satisfy himself from what he heard as to the nature of the disease? The details that follow show that he had made inquiries, and was able to supply some details which St. Matthew had not given.

Verse 2. - And a certain centurion's servant; literally, slave. The difference is important, as we shall see in the picture presented to us of the centurion's character. A centurion was an officer in the Roman army: the grade answers to the modern European captain - German, hauptmann; the command included a hundred soldiers. Scholars are not agreed respecting the special service of this particular officer. Some consider he was a Greek or Syrian holding a commission under the prince of the country, the tetrach Herod Antipas; others, that he was in the service of the empire, with a small detachment of the garrison of Caesarea, doing duty at the important lake-city, probably in connection with the revenue. It is clear that Roman garrisons at this period were dotted about the various centres of population in these semi-dependent states. At Jerusalem we know a considerable Roman force was stationed, professedly to keep order in the turbulent capital, but really, no doubt, to overawe the national party. Was sick, and ready to die. St. Matthew calls the disease paralysis, and adds that the sufferer was in extreme pain. The disorder was probably some dangerous form of rheumatic fever, which not unfrequently attacks the region of the heart, and is accompanied with severe pain, and proves in many instances fatal. The ordinary, paralysis would scarcely be accompanied with the acute pain mentioned by St. Matthew. And a certain centurion's servant,.... The same that Matthew makes mention of, Matthew 8:5; see Gill on Matthew 8:5. See Gill on Matthew 8:6.

who was dear unto him; to the centurion, being an honest, upright, faithful, and obliging servant; as Tabi was to Rabban Gamaliel, of whom his master said (l),

"Tabi my servant, is not as other servants, , "he is upright".''

was sick: of a palsy; see Matthew 8:6,

and ready to die; in all appearance his case was desperate, and there was no help for him by any human means, which makes the following cure, the more remarkable.

(l) T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 16. 2.7:1-10 Servants should study to endear themselves to their masters. Masters ought to take particular care of their servants when they are sick. We may still, by faithful and fervent prayer, apply to Christ, and ought to do so when sickness is in our families. The building places for religious worship is a good work, and an instance of love to God and his people. Our Lord Jesus was pleased with the centurion's faith; and he never fails to answer the expectations of that faith which honours his power and love. The cure soon wrought and perfect.
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