Luke 7:8

“For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For I also am a man set vnder authoritie, hauing vnder mee souldiers: and I say vnto one, Goe, and he goeth: and to another, Come, and hee commeth: and to my seruant, Doe this, and he doeth it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For I also am a man placed under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to this one, 'Go!' and he goes, and to another, 'Come!' and he comes, and to my slave, 'Do this!' and he does it."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I also am a man set under authority, having under myself soldiers: and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I, myself, am a man under authority, having men under me; and I say to this one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.
- Basic English Bible

For *I* also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this [one], Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bondman, Do this, and he does [it].
- Darby Bible

For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say to one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
- Webster's Bible

For I too am a man obedient to authority, and have soldiers under me; and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes; to another, `Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, `Do this or that,' and he does it."
- Weymouth Bible

For I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers. I tell this one, 'Go!' and he goes; and to another, 'Come!' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."
- World English Bible

For Y am a man ordeyned vndur power, and haue knyytis vndur me; and Y seie to this, Go, and he goith, and to anothir, Come, and he cometh, and to my seruaunt, Do this thing, and he doith.
- Wycliffe Bible

for I also am a man placed under authority, having under myself soldiers, and I say to this [one], Go, and he goeth; and to another, Be coming, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doth [it].'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Discussion for Luke 7

  • Irene to Nick on Luke 7
    because we are all 'human' and from time to time we all have doubts; John's problem was as simple as that
  • Donald Iwen
    Nick Nkole, i think it was because John the Baptist was in prison by now and cut off from the rest of the world only hearing rumors. there was no way for him to verify what he was hearing inside,
  • Nick Nkole
    Why did John question if Jesus was what they had expected should come?
  • Sydney Heimericks
    what do i think of Luke ..... ? what i think is - it's not what i think of Luke; because 'Luke' is part of God's word - it's what Luke (God) thinks of me. I didn't 'choose' God; He chose me.

    I cannot tell you what i think of 'Luke' because to God - it does not matter.
  • Fekadu Jara
    In Luke 7:39 The accuser, Satan, was there sending the Pharisees as his agent, to accuse the woman because of her longstanding sin. They are there to watch here grave of sin, and to keep here under the oppression of guilt mind set. But this woman, knew something greater than her guilt mind set, somebody is there, in the midst of her accusation, who can lift her from grave of sin, by His power.
  • Richard Williams
    I love Luke chapter seven because Christ did so much in such little time, besides the resurrection of Christ the widow of Nain is my favorite instance of resurrection because she had everything to loose if Christ had not brought her son back to life. Also the fact that Christ had compassion on her.

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