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katapi HOME The Healing of a centurion's Servant - Lk.7.1-10  Mt.8.5-13  Jn.4.43-45     | NEB Books | notes

Luke: 7
1WHEN HE HAD FINISHED addressing the people, he went to Capernaum. 2A centurion there had a servant whom he valued highly; this servant was ill and near to death. 3Hearing about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders with the request that he would come and save his servant's life. 4They approached Jesus and pressed their petition earnestly: 'He deserves this favour from you,' 5they said, 'for he is a friend of our nation and it is he who built us our synagogue.' 6Jesus went with them; but when he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends with this message: 'Do not trouble further, sir; it is not for me to have you under my roof, 7and that is why I did not presume to approach you in person. 8But say the word and my servant will be cured. I know, for in my position I am myself under orders, with soldiers under me. I say to one, "Go", and he goes; to another, "Come here", and he comes; and to my servant, "Do this", and he does it.' 9When Jesus heard this, he admired the man, and, turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, 'I tell you, nowhere, even in Israel, have I found faith like this.' 10And the messengers returned to the house and found the servant in good health.

Matthew: 8
5When he had entered Capernaum a centurion came up to ask his help. 6'Sir,' he said, 'a boy of mine lies at home paralysed and racked with pain.' 7Jesus said, 'I will come and cure him.' [Or: Am I to come and cure him?] 8But the centurion replied, 'Sir, who am I to have you under my roof? You need only say the word and the boy will be cured. 9I know, for I am myself under orders, with soldiers under me. I say to one, "Go", and he goes; to another, "Come here", and he comes; and to my servant, "Do this", and he does it.' 10Jesus heard him with astonishment, and said to the people who were following him, 'I tell you this: nowhere, even in Israel, have I found such faith.
11'Many, I tell you, will come from east and west to feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of Heaven. 12But those who were born to the kingdom will be driven out into the dark, the place of wailing and grinding of teeth.'
13Then Jesus said to the centurion, 'Go home now; because of your faith, so let it be.' At that moment the boy recovered.

John: 4
43WHEN THE TWO DAYS were over he set out for Galilee; 44for Jesus himself declared that a prophet is without honour in his own country. 45On his arrival in Galilee the Galileans gave him a welcome, because they had seen all that he did at the festival in Jerusalem; they had been at the festival themselves.
46Once again he visited Cana-in-Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. An officer in the royal service was there, whose son was lying ill at Capernaum. 47When he heard that Jesus had come from Judaea into Galilee, he came to him and begged him to go down and cure his son, who was at the point of death. 48Jesus said to him, 'Will none of you ever believe without seeing signs and portents?' 49The officer pleaded with him, 'Sir, come down before my boy dies.' 50Then Jesus said, 'Return home; your son will live.' The man believed what Jesus said and started for home. 51When he was on his way down his servants met him with the news, 'Your boy is going to live.' 52So he asked them what time it was when he got better. They said, 'Yesterday at one in the afternoon the fever left him.' 53The father noted that this was the exact time when Jesus had said to him, 'Your son will live', and he and all his household became believers.
54This was now the second sign which Jesus performed after coming down from Judaea into Galilee.

Notes: The most generally known harmonies of the Gospels are based upon the Huck-Lietzmann Synopsis (1936) of the three gospels and Sparks' Synopsis (1964) of four gospels. Many of the passages in these harmonies are too short to display in a useful manner on a web-page.
The katapi New Study Bible Synopsis of the Gospels is based upon the headings displayed in the New Study Bible reference table which in turn follows the headings printed in the United Bible Societies' New Testament in Greek. These sections are more useful for bible study. Columns are arranged so that the first column is your chosen heading from the bible passage list (highlighted). The harmonies that follow across the web-page are then in the normally accepted order.
For Old Testament references quoted by New Testament authors, you should either go back to the passage listing web-page and select the link on the 'version' column; or click on the column heading and search through the chapter for the relevant passage; than select the OT passage from the reference column.

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