New International Version
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."
King James Bible
Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
Darby Bible Translation
He inquired therefore from them the hour at which he got better. And they said to him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.
World English Bible
So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. They said therefore to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left him."
Young's Literal Translation
he inquired then of them the hour in which he became better, and they said to him -- 'Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then inquired he of them the hour - The servants, overjoyed to find their master's son so suddenly restored, set off to meet him, that they might impart to him tidings which they knew would be so very agreeable; and he, intent on having his faith settled, began immediately to inquire what time it was when the fever left him, to see whether his cure was the effect of some natural cause, or whether it was done by the power of Christ.
Yesterday at the seventh hour - At the time we would call one o'clock. Dr. Macknight thinks the Roman hour is intended; i.e. seven o'clock in the evening; and this he thinks is the reason why our Lord did not accompany the nobleman: for, as Cana was a day's journey from Capernaum, had our Lord gone at that hour he must have traveled in the night, from which it might have been inferred that he could not cure the child without being personally present. Harmony, vol. i. p. 52.
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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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While he was still on the way, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living.
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.
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