New International Version
While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
King James Bible
And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.
Darby Bible Translation
But already, as he was going down, his servants met him and brought [him] word saying, Thy child lives.
World English Bible
As he was now going down, his servants met him and reported, saying "Your child lives!"
Young's Literal Translation
and he now going down, his servants met him, and told, saying -- 'Thy child doth live;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go thy way; thy son liveth - Had our Lord gone with him, as he wished, his unbelief could not have been fully removed; as he would have still thought that our Lord's power could not reach from Cana to Capernaum: in order to destroy his unbelief at once, and bring him into the fullness of the faith of his supreme power, he cures him, being apparently absent, by that energy through which he fills both the heavens and the earth. Here it may be observed, our blessed Lord did what this man requested him to do, but not in the way in which he wished it to be done. God will save all to the uttermost who call upon him, but not in the way in which they may desire. Eternal life is the free gift of God, and he has a right to give it as he pleases; and he always gives his gifts in that way in which his glory is best promoted, and our eternal interest secured.
The man believed the word - And yet it appears that he had suspended his faith upon a certain condition: "If I find on my return that my son is healed, I will believe that Jesus is the Messiah."
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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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"Go," Jesus replied, "your son will live." The man took Jesus at his word and departed.
When he inquired as to the time when his son got better, they said to him, "Yesterday, at one in the afternoon, the fever left him."
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