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Matthew 8:8

    Matthew 8:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Matthew 8:8

    Centurion - Commander of a hundred men.

    Clarke's Commentary on Matthew 8:8

    But speak the word only - Or instead of ειπε λογον read ειπε λογω, speak by word or command. This reading is supported by the most extensive evidence from MSS., versions, and fathers. See here the pattern of that living faith and genuine humility which ought always to accompany the prayer of a sinner: Jesus can will away the palsy, and speak away the most grievous torments. The first degree of humility is to acknowledge the necessity of God's mercy, and our own inability to help ourselves: the second, to confess the freeness of his grace, and our own utter unworthiness. Ignorance, unbelief, and presumption will ever retard our spiritual cure.

    Barnes' Notes on Matthew 8:8

    I am not worthy ... - This was an expression of great humility. It refers, doubtless, to his view of his "personal" unworthiness, and not merely to the fact that he was a "Gentile." It was the expression of a conviction of the great dignity and power of the Saviour, and of a feeling that he was so unlike him that he was not suitable that the Son of God should come into his dwelling. So every truly penitent sinner feels - a feeling which is appropriate when he comes to Christ.

    Wesley's Notes on Matthew 8:8

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