“And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
8:9 For I am a man under authority - I am only an inferior officer: and what I command, is done even in my absence: how much more what thou commandest, who art Lord of all!
Mt 8:7 Jesus saith unto him. Luke tells us that he started at once, but was interrupted by what follows.
And Iesus saith vnto him, I will come, and heale him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
Jesus *said to him, "I will come and heal him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)
And he saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
- American Standard Version (1901)
And he said to him, I will come and make him well.
- Basic English Bible
And Jesus says to him, *I* will come and heal him.
- Darby Bible
And Jesus saith to him, I will come and heal him.
- Webster's Bible
I will come and cure him, said Jesus.
- Weymouth Bible
Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him."
- World English Bible
And Jhesus seide to him, Y schal come, and schal heele him.
- Wycliffe Bible
and Jesus saith to him, `I, having come, will heal him.'
- Youngs Literal Bible