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John 4:50

    John 4:50 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Jesus said to him, Go your way; your son lives. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken to him, and he went his way.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jesus said, Go in peace; your son is living. The man had faith in the word which Jesus said to him and went away.

    Webster's Revision

    Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way.

    World English Bible

    Jesus said to him, "Go your way. Your son lives." The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him, and he went his way.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. The man believed the word that Jesus spake unto him, and he went his way.

    Clarke's Commentary on John 4:50

    Go thy way; thy son liveth - Had our Lord gone with him, as he wished, his unbelief could not have been fully removed; as he would have still thought that our Lord's power could not reach from Cana to Capernaum: in order to destroy his unbelief at once, and bring him into the fullness of the faith of his supreme power, he cures him, being apparently absent, by that energy through which he fills both the heavens and the earth. Here it may be observed, our blessed Lord did what this man requested him to do, but not in the way in which he wished it to be done. God will save all to the uttermost who call upon him, but not in the way in which they may desire. Eternal life is the free gift of God, and he has a right to give it as he pleases; and he always gives his gifts in that way in which his glory is best promoted, and our eternal interest secured.

    The man believed the word - And yet it appears that he had suspended his faith upon a certain condition: "If I find on my return that my son is healed, I will believe that Jesus is the Messiah."

    Barnes' Notes on John 4:50

    Go thy way - This was a kind and tender address. It was designed to convince him that he could word a miracle though not personally present.

    Thy son liveth - Thy son shall recover; or he shall be restored to health, according to thy request.

    The man believed - The manner in which Jesus spoke it, and the assurance which he gave, convinced the man that he could heal him there as well as to go to Capernaum to do it. This is an instance of the power of Jesus to convince the mind, to soothe doubts, to confirm faith, and to meet our desires. He blesses not always in the manner in which we ask, but he grants us our main wish. The father wished his son healed by Jesus "going down" to Capernaum. Jesus healed him, but not in the way in which he asked it to be done. God will hear our prayers and grant our requests, but often not in the precise manner in which we ask it. It is his to judge of the best way of doing us good.