New International Version
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
King James Bible
And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
Darby Bible Translation
And when he had entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him,
World English Bible
When he came into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking him,
Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus having entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion calling upon him,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Capernaum - See Matthew 4:13.
A centurion - Εκατονταρχος. A Roman military officer who had the command of one hundred men.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a centurion. This was a Roman military title; and therefore this officer may be concluded to have been a Gentile. (See fuller particulars under Mark
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'When He was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 1. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped Him, saying, Lord, if Thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. 3. And Jesus put forth His hand, and touched him, saying, I will; he thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.'--MATT. viii. 14. THE great collection …
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When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum.
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