After He had finished teaching all these things in the hearing of the people, He went into Capernaum.
Here the servant of a certain Captain, a man dear to his master, was ill and at the point of death;
and the Captain, hearing about Jesus, sent to Him some of the Jewish Elders, begging Him to come and restore his servant to health.
And they, when they came to Jesus, earnestly entreated Him, pleading, "He deserves to have this favour granted him,
for he loves our nation, and at his own expense he built our synagogue for us."
Then Jesus went with them. But when He was not far from the house, the Captain sent friends to Him with the message: "Sir, do not trouble to come. I am not worthy of having you come under my roof;