Matthew 8:8

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 8:8

  • When face with life crises and DR cannot help will bring humility and consciousness of Faith to seek God 's help . Thank God for His help on time or I would died in my mess.
  • i have been receiving communion forover fifty years...and it wasnt until today that i heard the real words...i repeated ity two times before i did receive Jesus and i needed to look it up. thank you
  • BRONNIE for verse 8
    matthew 8and 8 is and was an eye opening for me. It made me check myself reguarding my faith. When i checked myself i found that my faith wasn't where i needed it to be. In other words i was talking a good game, my bark was bigger than my bite. However, thanks be to god, for allowing me to see myself and for teaching me how to trust him and how to walk by faith and not by sight.

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