Matthew 8:6

“And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Matthew 8:6

And saying, Lord, my seruant lieth at home sicke of the palsie, grieuously tormented.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, fearfully tormented."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and saying, Lord, my servant lieth in the house sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Saying, Lord, my servant is ill in bed at the house, with no power in his body, and in great pain.
- Basic English Bible

and saying, Lord, my servant lies paralytic in the house, suffering grievously.
- Darby Bible

And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick with the palsy, grievously tormented.
- Webster's Bible

Sir, he said, "my servant at home is lying ill with paralysis, and is suffering great pain."
- Weymouth Bible

and saying, "Lord, my servant lies in the house paralyzed, grievously tormented."
- World English Bible

and seide, Lord, my childe lijth in the hous sijk on the palesie, and is yuel turmentid.
- Wycliffe Bible

and saying, `Sir, my young man hath been laid in the house a paralytic, fearfully afflicted,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Matthew 8:6

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:6


8:4 See thou tell no man - Perhaps our Lord only meant here, Not till thou hast showed thyself to the priest - who was appointed to inquire into the case of leprosy. But many others he commanded, absolutely, to tell none of tho miracles he had wrought upon them. And this he seems to have done, chiefly for one or more of these reasons: To prevent the multitude from thronging him, in the manner related #Mark 1:45|. To fulfil the prophecy, #Isaiah 42:1|, that he would not be vain or ostentatious. This reason St. Matthew assigns, #Matt 12:17|, &c. To avoid the being taken by force and made a king, #John 6:15|. And, That he might not enrage the chief priests, scribes, and Pharisees, who were the most bitter against him, any more than was unavoidable, #Matt 16:20|,21. For a testimony - That I am the Messiah; to them - The priests, who otherwise might have pleaded want of evidence. #Lev 14:2|.

8:5 There came to him a centurion - A captain of a hundred Roman soldiers. Probably he came a little way toward him, and then went back. He thought himself not worthy to come in person, and therefore spoke the words that follow by his messengers. As it is not unusual in all languages, so in the Hebrew it is peculiarly frequent, to ascribe to a person himself the thing which is done, and the words which are spoken by his order. And accordingly St. Matthew relates as said by the centurion himself, what others said by order from him. An instance of the same kind we have in the case of Zebedee's children. From St. Matthew, #Mt 20:20|, we learn it was their mother that spoke those words, which, #Mark 10:35|,37, themselves are said to speak; because she was only their mouth. Yet from ver. 13, #Mt 8:13|, Go thy way home, it appears he at length came in person, probably on hearing that Jesus was nearer to his house than he apprehended when he sent the second message by his friends. #Luke 7:1|.

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


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:6


Mt 8:6 Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy. Luke says his servant "was dear unto him", and the whole account of Matthew indicates intense solicitude. Paralysis, or palsy, was a common disease in those days. See Mt 4:24. Alford says, ``The disease of the text may have been tetanus, or lockjaw, which the ancient physicians included under paralysis.'' Luke says that "he was ready to die" (Lu 7:2).

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