Luke 7:1-10 NLT

1 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people, he returned to Capernaum.
2 At that time the highly valued slave of a Roman officera was sick and near death.

References for Luke 7:2

    • 7:2 - Greek a centurion; similarly in 7:6 .
      3 When the officer heard about Jesus, he sent some respected Jewish elders to ask him to come and heal his slave.
      4 So they earnestly begged Jesus to help the man. “If anyone deserves your help, he does,” they said,
      5 “for he loves the Jewish people and even built a synagogue for us.”
      6 So Jesus went with them. But just before they arrived at the house, the officer sent some friends to say, “Lord, don’t trouble yourself by coming to my home, for I am not worthy of such an honor.
      7 I am not even worthy to come and meet you. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed.
      8 I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.”
      9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to the crowd that was following him, he said, “I tell you, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel!”
      10 And when the officer’s friends returned to his house, they found the slave completely healed.