Luke 7:2

2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.

Read Luke 7:2 Using Other Translations

And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.
Now a centurion had a servant who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him.
At that time the highly valued slave of a Roman officer was sick and near death.

What does Luke 7:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.
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