Matthew 8:8

“The Centurion answered, and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come vnder my roofe: but speake the word onely, and my seruant shalbe healed.”

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Other Translations

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
- King James Version

But the centurion said, "Lord, I am not worthy for You to come under my roof, but just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the captain in answer said, Lord, I am not good enough for you to come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be made well.
- Basic English Bible

And the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not fit that thou shouldest enter under my roof; but only speak a word, and my servant shall be healed.
- Darby Bible

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant will be healed.
- Webster's Bible

Sir, replied the Captain, "I am not a fit person to receive you under my roof: merely say the word, and my servant will be cured.
- Weymouth Bible

The centurion answered, "Lord, I'm not worthy for you to come under my roof. Just say the word, and my servant will be healed.
- World English Bible

And the centurien answeride, and seide to hym, Lord, Y am not worthi, that thou entre vndur my roof; but oonli seie thou bi word, and my childe shal be heelid.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the centurion answering said, `Sir, I am not worthy that thou mayest enter under my roof, but only say a word, and my servant shall be healed;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:8


8:8 The centurion answered - By his second messengers.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:8


Mt 8:8 The centurion answered. Through friends whom he had sent for this purpose (Lu 7:6). I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof. This humility was partly due to his consciousness that he was a Gentile. Rigid Jews did not hold social intercourse with Gentiles, and the centurion may have supposed that so holy a Jewish teacher as Jesus would hesitate to come under his roof. Speak the word only. "Speak only a word" is the idea, and "my servant will be healed". Not even Martha (Joh 11:21) thought that Jesus could have saved her brother Lazarus without going to him. His faith was great.

Discussion for Matthew 8

  • Fran
    Remember Jesus say's that everyone that say's Lord Lord will not enter into the kingdom. They will say Lord we cast devil's and many works in your name but he will say that your work was of iniquity. This may be why it say's the children of the kingdom will be cast into outer darkness. The Jews were his children as well but the first group did not make it to the promise land because of unbelief.
  • George John
    Comment*
    I learnt that God's kingdom is always inherited and attained through hilliness, faithfulness and obedience towards what God requires you or me to do in our daily life.
  • Gamaliel
    To Derek; The kingdom of Heaven is the place (heaven itself) The children of the kingdom are those of us who are on earth (the Kingdom of God). Jesus marveled that this non-Jew had the understanding of how faith works. The children of the kingdom suffer from ignorance and suffer here on earth because they wont use the faith given them to overcome sickness and poverty.
  • DEREK EUVRARD
    I don't understand why it's states that the children of the kingdom will be cast into the outer darkness and gnawed by teeth...
  • Charles fiorucci
    proves peter was a married man not the first pope like the roman catholic church
    teaches and jesus christ is the rock not peter people are deceived in a false gospel
    peter had a mother in law therefore he was married unlike the harlot church which
    teaches celebacy which is not scriptural that is why the majority of priests are homosexual
    repent or hell awaits this false gospel of rome
  • Janet
    I know God has always been there for me even when the devil has tried to take me out God has blocked him every-time we need to know prayer works just have faith and know he will never leave you

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