John 4:53
New International Version
Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he and his whole household believed.

New Living Translation
Then the father realized that that was the very time Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and his entire household believed in Jesus.

English Standard Version
The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.

Berean Study Bible
Then the father realized that this was the very hour in which Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and all his household believed.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore the father knew that it was in that hour at which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." And he himself believed, and his whole household.

King James Bible
So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.

New King James Version
So the father knew that it was at the same hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives.” And he himself believed, and his whole household.

New American Standard Bible
So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son is alive”; and he himself believed, and his entire household.

NASB 1995
So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives"; and he himself believed and his whole household.

NASB 1977
So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives”; and he himself believed, and his whole household.

Amplified Bible
Then the father realized that it was at that very hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son lives”; and he and his entire household believed and confidently trusted [in Him as Savior].

Christian Standard Bible
The father realized this was the very hour at which Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” So he himself believed, along with his whole household.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The father realized this was the very hour at which Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” Then he himself believed, along with his whole household.

American Standard Version
So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his father knew that in that same hour Yeshua said to him, “Your son is saved.” And he believed and his whole household.

Contemporary English Version
The boy's father realized that at one o'clock the day before, Jesus had told him, "Your son will live!" So the man and everyone in his family put their faith in Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The father therefore knew, that it was at the same hour that Jesus said to him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house.

English Revised Version
So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth: and himself believed, and his whole house.

Good News Translation
Then the father remembered that it was at that very hour when Jesus had told him, "Your son will live." So he and all his family believed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the boy's father realized that it was the same time that Jesus had told him, "Your son will live." So the official and his entire family became believers.

International Standard Version
Then the father realized that this was the very hour when Jesus had told him, "Your son will live." So he himself believed, along with his whole family.

Literal Standard Version
then the father knew that [it was] in that hour in which Jesus said to him, “Your son lives,” and he himself believed, and his whole house;

NET Bible
Then the father realized that it was the very time Jesus had said to him, "Your son will live," and he himself believed along with his entire household.

New Heart English Bible
So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." He believed, as did his whole house.

Weymouth New Testament
Then the father recollected that that was the time at which Jesus had said to him, "Your son has recovered," and he and his whole household became believers.

World English Bible
So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives." He believed, as did his whole house.

Young's Literal Translation
then the father knew that it was in that hour in which Jesus said to him -- 'Thy son doth live,' and he himself believed, and his whole house;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jesus Heals the Official's Son
52So he inquired as to the hour when his son had recovered, and they told him, “The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour.” 53Then the father realized that this was the very hour in which Jesus had told him, “Your son will live.” And he and all his household believed. 54This was now the second sign that Jesus performed after coming from Judea into Galilee.…

Cross References
John 4:52
So he inquired as to the hour when his son had recovered, and they told him, "The fever left him yesterday at the seventh hour."

Acts 11:14
He will convey to you a message by which you and all your household will be saved.'


Treasury of Scripture

So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said to him, Your son lives: and himself believed, and his whole house.

at the.

Psalm 33:9
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalm 107:20
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Matthew 8:8,9,13
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…

and himself.

Luke 19:9
And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

Acts 2:39
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Acts 16:15,34
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us…









(53) So the father knew.--He was not mistaken, then. The power he had felt when these words were spoken to him was real. The hours that had passed since, as he hastened to know all, had prepared him to read the sign. "Thy son liveth!" "The seventh hour yesterday!" There is more than one miracle here. A new life passes into his own spirit, and he, too, bound in the death-grasp of a formal religion, liveth! A Father's love has yearned for him. Christ has come down ere the child died.

Himself believed.--This is a yet higher faith. He believed the report before he went to Cana. He believed personally when he pleaded, "Lord, come down." He believed the word that Jesus spake when told to go his way, and every step of that road going away from the power to the sufferer was an act of faith; but still there is place for a fuller faith, and he and his household became believers. St. John traces here, as before, in the case of the Samaritans (John 4:41-42), and of the disciples themselves (John 2:11), the successive development of faith.

Verse 53. - The father then knew (came to know, by putting the facts together) that his son began to amend in the same hour in which Jesus said to him, Try son liveth. The word was mighty, none other than that very voice of the Lord "which healeth all our diseases," and "redeemeth our lives from destruction." No mere coincidence, no common accident. And himself believed and his whole household; believed in the Divine claims of Jesus. This is the earliest mention of "household faith" (cf. Acts 10:44; Acts 16:15, 34). In this case a whole picture rises before our eye. The mother, the sisters, the servants, the entire family, had shared in the anxiety, had sympathized in the journey to Cana, and now accepted the exalted claims of Jesus. Faith is graciously contagious. The nearness of the unseen world often reveals the features of the God-Man. The suggestion has frequently been hazarded that this βασιλικός was Chuza, the house steward of Herod, whose wife, Joanna, ministered to Jesus (Luke 8:3 and Luke 24:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Then
οὖν (oun)
Conjunction
Strong's 3767: Therefore, then. Apparently a primary word; certainly, or accordingly.

the
(ho)
Article - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

father
πατὴρ (patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

realized
Ἔγνω (Egnō)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

this was the very
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

hour
ὥρᾳ (hōra)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5610: Apparently a primary word; an 'hour'.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

which
(hē)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

Jesus
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

had told
εἶπεν (eipen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2036: Answer, bid, bring word, command. A primary verb; to speak or say.

him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Your
σου (sou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

son
υἱός (huios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

will live.”
ζῇ (zē)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

he
αὐτὸς (autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

all
ὅλη (holē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3650: All, the whole, entire, complete. A primary word; 'whole' or 'all', i.e. Complete, especially as noun or adverb.

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

household
οἰκία (oikia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3614: From oikos; properly, residence, but usually an abode; by implication, a family.

believed.
ἐπίστευσεν (episteusen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4100: From pistis; to have faith, i.e. Credit; by implication, to entrust.


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