New American Standard Bible
When they came to Jesus, they earnestly implored Him, saying, "He is worthy for You to grant this to him;
King James Bible
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:
Darby Bible Translation
But they, being come to Jesus, besought him diligently, saying, He is worthy to whom thou shouldest grant this,
World English Bible
When they came to Jesus, they begged him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy for you to do this for him,
Young's Literal Translation
And they, having come near unto Jesus, were calling upon him earnestly, saying -- 'He is worthy to whom thou shalt do this,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They besought him instantly - Urgently or earnestly.
He was worthy - The centurion. He had showed favor to the Jews, and it was not improper to show him a kindness.
LibraryThwarting God's Purpose
'The Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of Him.' --LUKE vii. 30. Our Lord has just been pouring unstinted praise on the head of John the Baptist. The eulogium was tenderly timed, for it followed, and was occasioned by the expression, through messengers, of John's doubts of Christ's Messiahship. Lest these should shake the people's confidence in the Forerunner, and make them think of him as weak and shifting, Christ speaks of him in the glowing …
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When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders asking Him to come and save the life of his slave.
for he loves our nation and it was he who built us our synagogue."
a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.
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