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

  • Lisa
    The bible tells us that the world will reject us if we follow Jesus. In this chapter we see the city rejecting him. Stay close to Jesus knowing what you face in this world he has already overcome. If you stay close to Jesus you too will overcome everything you go through.
  • Bruce
    Tjohn: If it's best to seek forgiveness from those you have hurt the Lord will guide you! Faith cometh by hearing Rom 10:17, John 6:44 have you felt the tug in your heart? ROM 6:23, 10:13. Don't do anything without the LORD!
  • Terri
    Jesus paid for our sins on the cross our pain and all. he in return gave us healing forgiveness and peace your pass is forgotten if you ask god in your heart. Believe you must Believe he will heal you and trust him . Jesus why go to the cross and take our pain and sin and be whipped for nothing He paid for it all say I'm healed in the name of jesus Christ,and belive he will heal you. Luke 1;37
  • DAVID NGWENYA
    Go back to whoever u have wronged and ask forgiveness, so said God that whoever wants to be with him should go back to his wronged and make peace with them be4 coming to the house of prayer. Don't worry is they don't approve of your request for your sins will remain with them.
  • Carmen
    If u went to a priest abd confess ur faults. God forgives u. Remember that god loves us so much that he gave his only son fo us to be saved.
  • Karl
    to Tjohn, before the LORD's grace can heal you, you must heal that which you wounded and bind up that which you tore down. In other words grace must first be shown to have a place in your own soul before it may find a place to abide - heal, that you may be healed. any help?

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