Now when He had ended all His sayings in the audience of the people, He entered into Capernaum.
And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick and ready to die.
And when he heard of Jesus, he sent the elders of the Jews unto Him, beseeching Him that He would come and heal his servant.
And when they came to Jesus they besought Him earnestly, saying that the one for whom He should do this was worthy,
"for he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue."
And Jesus went with them. And when He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying unto Him, "Lord, trouble not Thyself, for I am not worthy that Thou shouldest enter under my roof.
Therefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto Thee. But say the word, and my servant shall be healed.