New American Standard Bible
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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
The father therefore knew that it was in that hour in which Jesus said to him, Thy son lives; and he believed, himself and his whole house.
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Himself believed - This miracle removed all his doubts, and he became a real disciple and friend of Jesus.
His whole house - His whole family. We may learn from this,
1. That sickness or any deep affliction is often the means of great good. Here the sickness of the son resulted in the faith of all the family. God often takes away earthly blessings that he may impart rich spiritual mercies.
2. The father of a family may be the means of the salvation of his children. Here the effort of a parent resulted in their conversion to Christ.
3. There is great beauty and propriety when sickness thus results in piety. For that it is sent. God does not willingly grieve or afflict the children of men; and when afflictions thus terminate, it will be cause of eternal joy, of ceaseless praise.
4. There is a special charm when piety thus comes into the families of the rich. and the noble. It is so unusual: their example and influence go so far; it overcomes so many temptations, and affords opportunities of doing so much good, that there is no wonder that the evangelist selected this instance as one of the effects of the power and of the preaching of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.--I JOHN 3:16. The love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.--Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.--Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.--Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as …
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