Matthew 8:5
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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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Clarke'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.

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entered.

Matthew 4:13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelled in Capernaum, which is on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

Matthew 9:1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.

Matthew 11:23 And you, Capernaum, which are exalted to heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you...

Mark 2:1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

Luke 7:1 Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

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

Matthew 15:39 And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

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Matthew 27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done...

Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said...

Luke 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.

*etc:

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

*etc:

Acts 22:25 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said to the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to whip a man that is a Roman...

Acts 23:17,23 Then Paul called one of the centurions to him, and said, Bring this young man to the chief captain...

Acts 27:13,31,43 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing there, they sailed close by Crete...

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The Touch that Cleanses
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Christ Repressing Rash Discipleship
'And a certain scribe came, and said unto Him, Master, I will follow Thee whithersoever Thou goest. 20. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head.'--MATT. viii. 19-20. Our Lord was just on the point of leaving Capernaum for the other side of the lake. His intended departure from the city, in which He had spent so long a time, and wrought so many miracles, produced precisely opposite effects on two of the
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Heaven and Hell
To-night, I shall, I hope, encourage you to seek the road to heaven. I shall also have to utter some very sharp things concerning the end of the lost in the pit of hell. Upon both these subjects I will try and speak, as God helps me. But, I beseech you, as you love your souls, weigh right and wrong this night; see whether what I say be the truth of God. If it be not, reject it utterly, and cast it away; but if it is, at your peril disregard it; for, as you shall answer before God, the great Judge
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Twenty-Seventh Day. Activity in Duty.
"I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work."--John, ix. 4. How constant and unremitting was Jesus in the service of His Heavenly Father! "He rose a great while before day;" and, when His secret communion was over, His public work began. It mattered not to Him where He was: whether on the bosom of the deep, or a mountain slope--in the desert, or at a well-side--the "gracious words" ever "proceeded out of His mouth." We find, on one touching
John R. Macduff—The Mind of Jesus

Cross References
Luke 7:1
When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum.

Luke 7:3
The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant.

Acts 9:38
Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, "Please come at once!"

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