Luke 7:2
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English Standard Version
Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.

King James Bible
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.

American Standard Version
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick and at the point of death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the servant of a certain centurion, who was dear to him, being sick, was ready to die.

English Revised Version
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick and at the point of death.

Webster's Bible Translation
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.

Weymouth New Testament
Here the servant of a certain Captain, a man dear to his master, was ill and at the point of death;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Centurion (ἑκατοντάρχου)

From ἕκατον, a hundred, and ἄρχω, to command. Commander of a hundred men. Mark uses κεντυρίων, a Graecized form of the Latin word centurio. A centuria was originally a division consisting of a hundred things of a kind; and thence came to mean any division, whether consisting of a hundred or not. In military language it meant a division of troops, a company, not necessarily of a hundred, the captain of which was called centurio. The numbers of a century varied from about fifty to a hundred. The Roman legion consisted of ten cohorts or σπεῖραι, bands, as" the Italian band," of which Cornelius was a centurion (Acts 10:1). The commanders of these cohorts were called chiliarchs, or chief captains (John 18:12, Rev.). Each cohort contained six centuries, or companies, of which the commanders were called centurions. The duty of the centurion was chiefly confined to the regulation of his own corps, and the care of the watch. The badge of his office was the vitis, or vine-stock. He wore a short tunic, and was also known by letters on the crest of his helmet. Dean Howson ("Companions of St. Paul") remarks on the favorable impression left upon the mind by the officers of the Roman army mentioned in the New Testament, and cites, besides the centurion in this passage, the one at the cross, and Julius, who escorted Paul to Rome. See Acts 10:1.

Servant (δοῦλος)

A bond-servant. Matthew has παῖς, a servant, which occurs also at Luke 7:7.

Dear (ἔντιμος)

Lit. held in honor or value. It does not necessarily imply an affectionate relation between the master and the servant, though such may well have existed. It may mean only that he was a valuable servant. See on 1 Peter 2:4. In this case Luke omits the mention of the disease, which is given by Matthew.

Beseeching (ἐρωτῶν)

Too strong. Better asking, as Rev. The word to beseech (παρακαλέω) occurs in the next verse. See on Matthew 15:23.

Heal (διασώσῃ)

Better as Rev., save. See on Luke 6:19.

Luke 7:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done...

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

Acts 22:26 When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what you do: for this man is a Roman.

Acts 23:17 Then Paul called one of the centurions to him, and said, Bring this young man to the chief captain...

Acts 27:1,3,43 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners to one named Julius...


Genesis 24:2-14,27,35-49 And Abraham said to his oldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh...

Genesis 35:8 But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.

Genesis 39:4-6 And Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house...

2 Kings 5:2,3 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid...

Job 31:5 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit;

Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately brings up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

Acts 10:7 And when the angel which spoke to Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants...

Colossians 3:22-25 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart...

Colossians 4:1 Masters, give to your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

was sick.

Luke 8:42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.

John 4:46,47 So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman...

John 11:2,3 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)...

Cross References
Luke 7:1
After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.

Luke 7:3
When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant.

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