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.