New International Version
When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, "This man deserves to have you do this,
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Elders of the Jews - These were either magistrates in the place, or the elders of the synagogue which the centurion had built, Luke 7:5. He sent these, probably, because he was afraid to come to Christ himself, not being a Jew, either by nation or religion. In the parallel place in Matthew, he is represented as coming to Christ himself; but it is a usual form of speech in all nations, to attribute the act to a person which is done not by himself, but by his authority.
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As Christ forgave you, so also do ye.--COL. 3:13. There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.--I forgave thee all that debt; shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Luke vii. 37, "And Behold, a Woman who was in the City, a Sinner," Etc. On the Remission of Sins,
The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.
because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue."
He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.
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