Luke 7:4
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New International Version
When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, "This man deserves to have you do this,

King James Bible
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:

Darby Bible Translation
But they, being come to Jesus, besought him diligently, saying, He is worthy to whom thou shouldest grant this,

World English Bible
When they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for you to do this for him,

Young's Literal Translation
And they, having come near unto Jesus, were calling upon him earnestly, saying -- 'He is worthy to whom thou shalt do this,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Elders of the Jews - These were either magistrates in the place, or the elders of the synagogue which the centurion had built, Luke 7:5. He sent these, probably, because he was afraid to come to Christ himself, not being a Jew, either by nation or religion. In the parallel place in Matthew, he is represented as coming to Christ himself; but it is a usual form of speech in all nations, to attribute the act to a person which is done not by himself, but by his authority.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

worthy.

Luke 7:6,7 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, Lord...

Luke 20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry...

Matthew 10:11,13,37,38 And into whatever city or town you shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till you go there...

Revelation 3:4 You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

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June 10 Evening
As Christ forgave you, so also do ye.--COL. 3:13. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.--I forgave thee all that debt; shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Gluttonous Man and a Winebibber
'The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!'--LUKE vii. 34. Jesus Christ very seldom took any notice of the mists of calumny that drifted round Him. 'When He was reviled He reviled not again.' If ever He did allude to them it was for the sake of the people who were harming themselves by uttering them. So here, without the slightest trace of irritation, He quotes a malignant charge which was evidently in the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture

On the Words of the Gospel, Luke vii. 37, "And Behold, a Woman who was in the City, a Sinner," Etc. On the Remission of Sins,
1. Since I believe that it is the will of God that I should speak to you on the subject whereof we are now reminded by the words of the Lord out of the Holy Scriptures, I will by His assistance deliver to you, Beloved, a Sermon touching the remission of sins. For when the Gospel was being read, ye gave most earnest heed, and the story was reported, and represented before the eyes of your heart. For ye saw, not with the body, but with the mind, the Lord Jesus Christ "sitting at meat in the Pharisee's
Saint Augustine—sermons on selected lessons of the new testament

On Dress
"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of -- wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; "But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price." 1 Pet. 3:3, 4. 1. St. Paul exhorts all those who desire to "be transformed by the renewal of their minds," and to "prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God," not to be "conformed to this world." [Rom. 12:2]
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Cross References
Luke 7:3
The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.

Luke 7:5
because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue."

Acts 10:2
He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

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