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

  • Sonia
    I'm going through the same thing about the devil trying 2 take over my young boys that the Lord has Blessed me with but I Pray
  • O'Shen Robinson-Barefield
    Notice that two people and two demons submitted to the Lord. The centurion is an example of the power of faith and humility. Jesus had no certain place to live but didn't allow that to hinder him. Purity, light, and holiness is to touch someone and they are liberate. The heavenly Fathers will is top priority that even burying the earthly father is task for others. Jesus was peaceful when evicted.
  • Rose Adams
    I think how AMAZING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST WAS, IS, AND IS TO COME! AND WHY, THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL DON'T LOVE HIM AS HE COMMANDS US TO DO! AND THAT'S IN MARK 12:29-31!!!!!!!
  • Gail P
    Matthew 8 vs 15
    When Jesus touch Peter's mother hand ..this reveal ed to me that. Jesus anointing when he spoke the word to fever to leave. That's all it took for the fever to flee because he once carried our sickness and diseases and overcame ALL of them. And Peter's mother recovered and went by her business..Thank you Jesus we overcome in him because his name is above everything!!!
  • Gary Brown
    Jesus talks a lot about faith imagine Matthews chapter 8 to let us know how strong faith is and what it can do if you just had a little of it and believing in and God himself
  • Paul
    This can be one interpretation but not the only one. This means the ancestor saints of God in the Catholic Church and their following WILL be cast out of the kingdom of God. This is because of their rebellion against Jesus Christ and the promises GOD made to the Jews of Israel for them at the end of the ages. God WILL judge replacement theology and antisemitism by the Catholic heresy of ages past.

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