New International Version
The royal official said, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
King James Bible
The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
Darby Bible Translation
The courtier says to him, Sir, come down ere my child die.
World English Bible
The nobleman said to him, "Sir, come down before my child dies."
Young's Literal Translation
The courtier saith unto him, 'Sir, come down before my child die;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Sir, come down, etc. - He did not think our Lord could cure him without being present, and seems here to feel himself hurt, because our Lord did not come at his first entreaty. It is difficult for a proud man, or a man in office, to humble himself, or to treat even God Almighty with proper respect. The spirit of this man seems not much unlike to that of Naaman the Syrian, 2 Kings 5:11.
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I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.--JER. 31:3. We are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.--God . . . hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according …
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