After Jesus finished presenting all his words among the people, he entered Capernaum.
A centurion had a servant who was very important to him, but the servant was ill and about to die.
When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to Jesus to ask him to come and heal his servant.
When they came to Jesus, they earnestly pleaded with Jesus. "He deserves to have you do this for him," they said.
"He loves our people and he built our synagogue for us."
Jesus went with them. He had almost reached the house when the centurion sent friends to say to Jesus, "Lord, don't be bothered. I don't deserve to have you come under my roof.
In fact, I didn't even consider myself worthy to come to you. Just say the word and my servant will be healed.
I'm also a man appointed under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to one, ‘Go,' and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,' and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,' and the servant does it."
When Jesus heard these words, he was impressed with the centurion. He turned to the crowd following him and said, "I tell you, even in Israel I haven't found faith like this."
When the centurion's friends returned to his house, they found the servant restored to health.