When Yeshua had finished speaking to the people, he went back to K'far-Nachum.
A Roman army officer there had a servant he regarded highly, who was sick to the point of death.
Hearing about Yeshua, the officer sent some Jewish elders to him with the request that he come and heal his servant.
They came to Yeshua and pleaded earnestly with him, "He really deserves to have you do this,
for he loves our people -- in fact, he built the synagogue for us!"
So Yeshua went with them. He had not gone far from the house, when the officer sent friends who said to him, "Sir, don't trouble yourself. I'm not worthy to have you come under my roof --
this is why I didn't presume to approach you myself. Instead, just give a command and let my servant recover.
For I too am a man set under authority. I have soldiers under me; and I say to this one, `Go!' and he goes; and to another, `Come!' and he comes; and to my slave, `Do this!' and he does it."
Yeshua was astonished at him when he heard this; and he turned and said to the crowd following him, "I tell you, not even in Isra'el have I found such trust!"
When the messengers got back to the officer's house, they found the servant in good health.