After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Caper'na-um.
Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death.
When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave.
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him,
for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue."
And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)