Luke 7:2

2 Now a centurion had a servant[a] who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.

Luke 7:2 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 7:2

And a certain centurion's servant
The same that Matthew makes mention of, ( Matthew 8:5 Matthew 8:6 ) , (See Gill on Matthew 8:5). (See Gill on Matthew 8:6).

who was dear unto him;
to the centurion, being an honest, upright, faithful, and obliging servant; as Tabi was to Rabban Gamaliel, of whom his master said F12,

``Tabi my servant, is not as other servants, (hyh rvk) , "he is upright".''

was sick:
of a palsy; see ( Matthew 8:6 ) ,

and ready to die;
in all appearance his case was desperate, and there was no help for him by any human means, which makes the following cure, the more remarkable.


F12 T. Bab. Beracot, fol. 16. 2.

Luke 7:2 In-Context

1 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum.
2 Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.
3 When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant.
4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him,
5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue."

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Greek bondservant; also verses 3, 8, 10
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