So Jesus went with them. He was not far from the house when the officer sent friends to tell him, "Sir, don't trouble yourself. I do not deserve to have you come into my house,
neither do I consider myself worthy to come to you in person. Just give the order, and my servant will get well.
I, too, am a man placed under the authority of superior officers, and I have soldiers under me. I order this one, "Go!' and he goes; I order that one, "Come!' and he comes; and I order my slave, "Do this!' and he does it."
Jesus was surprised when he heard this; he turned around and said to the crowd following him, "I tell you, I have never found faith like this, not even in Israel!"
The messengers went back to the officer's house and found his servant well.
Soon afterward Jesus went to a town named Nain, accompanied by his disciples and a large crowd.
Just as he arrived at the gate of the town, a funeral procession was coming out. The dead man was the only son of a woman who was a widow, and a large crowd from the town was with her.
When the Lord saw her, his heart was filled with pity for her, and he said to her, "Don't cry."
Then he walked over and touched the coffin, and the men carrying it stopped. Jesus said, "Young man! Get up, I tell you!"
The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
They all were filled with fear and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us!" they said; "God has come to save his people!"